March 27, 2023


The Ogun State Government has assured that more health intervention programmes would be carried out to strengthen its qualitative and efficient healthcare delivery, so as to ensure zero maternal and child mortality rates.

Wife of the state governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, made this known at June 12 Cultural Center, Kuto, Abeokuta, during the flag-off ceremony of the second round of the 2022 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW).

Mrs. Abiodun, represented by wife of the Commissioner for Transportation, Mrs. Olamide Dairo, said the government was committed to improving the health of mothers and children, noting that ”no woman should die in the process of giving birth and neither should any child die from preventable diseases”.

Abiodun, in a statement signed by the Press Officer, Ogun State Primary Health Care Development Board (OGPHCDB), Mrs. Yemisi Fashola, stated that the MNCHW campaign was essential in realisation of the right of children to good health care, saying it also aimed at improving the healthcare of the whole family, especially pregnant women and children under five years.

Earlier in her remarks, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who highlighted some of the free health services to be provided including, routine immunisation, deworming, screening for malnutrition, Vitamin A supplementation, as well as free counselling and health education on key household practices.

Coker noted that the present administration had put in place measures to boost primary health care services through renovation and equipping of health centres, employment of personnel, training and retraining of qualified health workers and provision of quality drugs, enjoining parents, caregivers and guardians to avail their children and wards of ages 0-5 the opportunity of the programme.

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