Daily Trust (Abuja)

22 November 2012

Nigeria: Bwari Communities Get Treated Mosquito Nets

Over 150,000 long lasting mosquito treated nets have so far being distributed to various communities in Bwari Area Council by the council's authorities.

Council's Chairman, Peter Yohanna Ushafa, who stated this on Saturday during the commissioning of a Primary Health Care Centre at Kubwa, said the gesture was aimed at ensuring good family health for those in rural communities.

He said the council has also built a number of model health facilities across the council, adding that free ante-natal services have been provided for pregnant women across the 10 political wards in the council.

While commissioning the health centre, FCT Minister of State, Olajumoke Akinjide, urged residents of the community to make use of the facilities judiciously and safe guard them.

She used the occasion to flag- off the 'November 2012 Maternal, New born and Child Health Week'. The event has the theme, 'Clean Environment-Healthy Mother and Child'.

In his remarks, Chairman FCT Primary Healthcare Development Board, Alhaji Altine Shehu Kajiji, said the health week is an approach aimed towards delivering an integrated package of maternal, new born and child health interventions that have been shown to be cost effective.

He called on FCT residents, especially mothers and children to utilise the opportunity of the event to access various interventions that will be given in various health facilities during the week long exercise.

Also speaking, Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, urged traditional and religious leaders to continue to partner with the board in its efforts at making healthcare services available to all.

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