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Kano holds Maternal, Newborn and Child Health week

The permanent Secretary Kano State Ministry of Health, Alhaji Usman Bala Muhammad says the State government under governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has concluded  the necessary plan for the commencement of the Second Round of  2019 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week.

Alhaji Muhammad stated this during a media briefing held in Kano, It is slated to begin on Monday, 19th across all the 44 Local Government Areas .

He said  the State government has designated 1,200 health care facilities for Mothers to visit in order to access the designed health care services that were available free of charge for their benefit and that of their children.

The permanent secretary noted that the Kano State government had been consistent in the implementation of all the programmes aimed at improving the health and well-being of the people of Kano.

He said the State Ministry of Health has also outlined a number of critical and innovative interventions on Vitamin A supplementation, use of Insecticide Treated Bed Nets, Elimination Mother to Child transmission of HIV/AIDS  Virus as well as improving level of coverage for other interventions.

Alhaji usman Bala said the second round of Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week was expected to offer services such as Vitamin A supplementation and De-worming of children among others.

He said the programme was also expected to  immunize children under the age of five and the distribution of long-lasting Insecticide Treated Nets, Nutritional status screening, Antenatal  services including Malaria  Prophylaxis for pregnant Women, Birth registration and demonstration of key preventive household heath best practices.

Abdullahi Jalaluddeen/Kano

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