By: Aisha Saad and Abubakar Mohammed
Today, being the 25th of Jan 2016 Her Excellency wife of the executive governor of Adamawa state, Hajiya Maryam Muhammad Umar Jibrilla had launched maternal and Newbern child Health week campaign at Nana Asma’u clinic, Yola-South Local Government.
The campaign exercise was initiated and organised by Adamawa State primary Health care in collaboration with EU, UNICEF,and World Health Oganisation for women and children from 0 -59 months of age. The intervention to be provided are; Vitamin A, deworming Tablets, routine immunisation, key household practice, birth registration and MUAC screening. And pregnant women will receive ANC,HTC,Iron Foliate, SP tetanus,Toxin and LLTTN in selected Health facilities.
The chief host of the ococcassion, who is also the chairman,Yola-South Local Government,Alhaji Chubado Muhammad in his welcome address on behalf of people of his local government expressed his profound gratitude to her excellency for all the support she is rendering to the people of the state, he assured her that people of Yola-South are in total support of the present government.
In her remarks, the Hon. Commissioner, ministry of Health Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar said she is delighted to see her excellency launched the immunisation exercise. She call on mothers to cooperate and make sure they immunise their children because a stitch in time save nine.
In his speech, the representative of WHO Dr. Emmanuel Katugwa said “the aim of the programme is to support children and immunise them against child killer diseases. He urged mothers to take their children to hospital whenever they are sick”.
In a vote of thanks, the representative of UNICEF Dr. Halima Abdul thanked WHO for supporting women and children, she said that UNICEF will continue to partner with Adamawa state government”.
In his vote of thanks , the Chairman, Adamawa state primary Health Care Dr. Abdullahi Belel thanked her excellency for launching the immunisation campaign and promsed to ensure that the immunisation exercise will take place in the 21 local governments of the state under his supervision.
Those who witness the ceremony are ; Wife of Hon. Speaker State house of assembly, wife of chief of staff, wives of Hon.Commissioners, Commissioner Ministry for women Affairs, Dr. Abdullahi Belel of Primary Health Care, Commissioner ministry of Health and Permanent Secretary ministry for women Affairs.