Nigeria: NGO Engages Rural Health Workers On Maternal Child Health

Damaturu — Savings one Million Lives Programme for Result (SOML-PforR), an NGO, in conjunction with Yobe State Ministry of Health and Human Services, has conducted a three-day refresher training on maternal child health service for rural midwives and community health workers.

The participants were drawn from health facilities across the 17 local government areas of the state.

Speaking at the occasion, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana, said the objective of the workshop was to extensively sensitise health workers towards achieving universal health coverage in the state.

He said the health workers would also be exposed to safe delivery, mother-to-child health, and child vaccines in order to reduce maternal mortality across rural areas.

One of the participants from PHC Kafiya in Yunusari Local Government, Mrs Comfort Amac said the training has taught them how to overcome some prevailing challenges in places of their assignment.

She urged the government to continue sensitising women in the rural areas on the need to access health facilities whenever they are sick.

Kachelim Lawrence from Kujari PHC in Yunusari Local Government appealed to the government to improve supplies of facilities in both labour room and family planning unit.

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