Written by on December 17, 2017


Wife of the Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa, has charged mothers and children to avail themselves of various Health Preventive Services provided by Public Health Institutions to address their health concerns and reduce avoidable deaths occasioned by preventable diseases.

Dame Okowa, who gave the charge yesterday in Asaba while flagging off the 2017 second round of the Maternal and Newborn Child Health Week in Delta State, harped on the need for mothers to visit primary healthcare facilities nearest to them to receive free diagnosis, treatment and free medication as well as get their children immunised.

Chairman of the Delta State Primary Health Development Agency, Dr. Isioma Okobah, reaffirmed the commitment of the Okowa administration to meeting the health needs of the people of the state “through the provision of an efficient, quality and affordable healthcare programme.”

Okobah, who delivered a lecture on the essence of ‘Maternal and Newborn Child Health’, said the programme was an interventionist measure aimed at addressing critical health concerns of women and newborn children, adding that the objective was to reduce maternal mortality and childhood morbidity.

The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge, commended stakeholders and international donor agencies, including UNICEF, for their support towards achieving all-round health for the rural populace in line with Sustainable Development Goals .

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