Bauchi Govt Commences Child Health Week, Distributes Nutrition Supplement To Mothers

Bauchi State Government has launched the second round of Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week, MNCHW, in the state.

The MNCHW emphasised the need for women to utilize the opportunity provided towards improving their healthcare.

Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed, Bauchi First Lady stated this on Monday in Bauchi.

The First Lady said that the importance of the week cannot be overemphasised considering the interventions provided.

Hajiya A’isha Bala Mohammed urged women to make themselves and their children available for the interventions provided towards improving their health status.

The Executive Chairman of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr Rilwanu Mohammed said the interventions include Folic acid, routine immunisation, nutrition, micronutrient powder, Vitamin A supplement, de-worming tablets Zinc/ORS among others.

Also speaking the State Commissioner of Health Dr. Sama’ila Dahuwa said there was an improvement in the state health Budget from twelve to seventeen percent and the release of funds had also been improved to forty-five percent as against the previous years.

In separate remarks, representatives of the World Health Organisation, USAID funded Integrated Health Program, IHP and Breakthrough Action Nigeria as well as other partners assured continued support towards improving Maternal and Child Health in the state.

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