Kaduna Commences Maternal Child Health Week

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By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency, (KDSPHCDA), has concluded arrangements for the conduct of the second round of Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week in the State.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, KDSPHCDA, Malam Hamza Ikara, and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Kaduna.

According to the statement, all adequate arrangements have been put in place for the smooth conduct of the programme which is scheduled to hold between January 7 to 11, 2019,
The statement further stated that interventions will be provided in 963 Health facilities in the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.
“The week is aimed at ensuring that pregnant women and children were provided with high impact, cost effective interventions that would boost their health and wellbeing.

“We call on parents, pregnant women, caregivers among others to make good use of the week to uptake the interventions with a view to achieving excellent health for women and children.
“We also call on the traditional and religious leaders as well as stakeholders to educate their followers on the importance of the week so as to achieve the desire results,” the statement reads.

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