Kebbi to distribute free drugs to pregnant women, children
The Kebbi State government is to distribute drugs worth N500 million to pregnant women and children.
Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Sambawa, who was represented by the Director, Pharmacy in the state Ministry of Health, Alhaji Hassan Maigandi, disclosed this at a sensitization workshop on maternal mortality and enhanced child health care services organized by Advocacy Nigeria, an NGO in Birnin Kebbi over the weekend.
He said the drugs have already been procured and would be distributed before the end of this month, adding that nurses are set to help boost health care delivery in rural areas of the state.
North -west coordinator of the project, Hajia Safiya Abdullahi, said the project which is in partnership with the SURE-P, is aimed at handling various issues on maternal mortality and child health.
She said Advocacy Nigeria would liaise with government arms, traditional institutions and non- governmental organizations to ensure success of the project.
Hajiya Amamata Kwaido, a former commissioner for women affairs, in a good will message, lamented that most of the new clinics and health care centers in the state lack facilities and doctors. She urged men to ensure that their wives attend anti- natal clinics during pregnancy.
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