Bauchi to Spend N16.8m on Maternal, Child Week

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By Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The Bauchi State Government has earmarked the sum of N16.8 million for the 2017 second round of Maternal Neonatal Child Health Week (MNCH) in the state.
This was disclosed by the Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary HealthCare Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Mr Adamu Gamawa, Thursday while briefing journalists in Bauchi.
Gamawa said that the exercise would be conducted in 646 facilities across the 323 wards in the state and targeted at 1,351,025 under five children and 341,059 pregnant mothers.
The chairman said that the interventions included Vitamin A, Iron and Fesolate, while there would be counselling on HIV/AIDS, nutritional screening and referral on nutrition and Malaria drugs among others.
According to him, “The services will be provided free in 646 facilities, that is, two facilities per ward and it will last for five days starting from 20th to 24th November. Supports were received from partners such as United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provided 996,500 doses of vitamin A, World Health Organisation gave technical support, Plan International HC3 and Helen Keller international also supported in social mobilisation.”
Details later…