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1st  December, 2016 marks one year of existence of Emergency Transport Scheme  in Adamawa state. The Technical Steering Group of the scheme  enumerated the successes, achievements and activities undertaken this year.

According to Transit  National Project Manager, Alhaji Ismaia Balogun
Who is also a member of the Technical Steering Group (TSG) for ETS in the state  said so far ETS  has recorded a remarkable achievements in the state, by providing humanitarian services to pregnant women, women with complicated problems during labour Particularly in rural communities through.

He further commend the  efforts of NURTW and all the  stakeholders involved in ensuring that ETS succeed in Adamawa  state.

In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for women Affairs, who is also the Chairperson of the ETS Steering Group, Hajiya Maisaratu Bello applaud the efforts of all ETS members for their tireless efforts in saving the lives of women in rural communities.

In addition, a representative of Society for family health  (SFH), also a member of ETS Mr. Benny Pinon, enumerated what have been achieved since the inception of ETS in the  State. Thus;
-Cordial relationship between drivers and health workers
- The drivers were trained on how to give first aid to pregnancy women before taking them to clinic.
-Some drivers donated blood to some pregnant women.
-so far, about eight thousand women ( 8000) benefited from the programme.

Lastly, Transaid  programme manager Alhaji Ismaia Balogun, presents commendation letter  to the Chairperson of the ETS Steering Group, State Chairman National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Society for family Health  (SFH) and all the esteem members of the group.

BY: Aisha Saad
Information Officer
Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development

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