Mrs Soludo Reassures Of Policies To Eliminate Maternal, Infant Mortality
Written by City Radio on January 13, 2023
Anambra State Governor’s Wife, Nonye Soludo, has assured that the state government will continue to implement strategic health policies to eliminate maternal and infant deaths.
The governor’s wife gave the assurance in Awka, during the training of health care workers on clinical procedures for ending neonatal deaths in Anambra State.
The programme, tagged “Neonatal Roundtable and Helping Babies Breathe”, supported by UNICEF and Nonye Soludo Initiative, covers one hundred health workers each in four clusters selected from public and private health facilities in the twenty-one local government areas of the state.
Speaking at the event , Mrs. Soludo, who was represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Mrs. Ify Obinabo, said that she is worried by the slight increase in reported cases of neonatal deaths in Anambra, explaining that checking maternal and infant mortalities remain a major task for the state’s health care system.
She however reassured that the present administration is leaving no stone unturned in implementing strategic health management policies to protect women and children, including the ongoing free cervical cancer screening and treatment for five thousand Anambra Women and girls.
Mrs. Soludo while commending UNICEF for showing strong support to the programme, urged the participants to take the exercise seriously and to also understand that the task before them is critical in the ongoing restructuring of the state’s health sector.
Similar training had been concluded for Nnewi and Onitsha clusters, with Ekwuluobia cluster next in line.