Ambode Tasks Pregnant Women, Mothers on Malaria Prevention

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Martins Ifijeh

The wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode has advised mothers and mothers-to-be, to prevent malaria rather than cure it.

Giving the advice during a visit to a new mother of triplets, Mrs. Segun Akinmosin, at the Epe General Hospital, she advocated for the use of insecticide treated nets, noting that it helps in prevention of the disease at a rate of 69 per cent.

Bolanle noted that the present administration holds the health needs of Lagosians in high esteem, adding that maternal health would continue to be a priority.

She said insecticide treated nets were among the items she presented as gift to the mother of triplets, adding that the mother and her children should sleep under the nets.

The representative of the Medical Director, Epe Genral Hospital, Dr. Akinwale Shodunke and parents of the triplets, Mr. and Mrs. Segun Akinmosin, expressed appreciation to the wife of the governor, stressing that her largesse couldn’t have come at a better time.