The Anambra State government, in collaboration with UNICEF, is set to
flag off its maternal and child health week campaign, which is to commence on Tuesday, 17th July 2018.
and children were being targetted to be captured in the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW).
He also stated that the exercise was
aimed at promoting the health of pregnant women and children, to reduce neonatal, maternal and child morbidity and mortality.
He added that the campaign will include health education on key household practices such as exclusive breast feeding and hand washing.
The commissioner also revealed that the state government had renovate about 63 Primary Health Centres, one per ward across the three senatorial districts of the state and equipped and supplied them with
He added that about 1200 health personnel will partake in the one-week exercise that will cover the 362 wards in Anambra state.
On his part, the UNICEF Consultant in the state, Mr. D.Den Ebofeyin, said the bi-annual event will enable the state deliver high impact interventions through the existing or expanded outreach services for
mother, newborn and children’s survival.
He implored people in the state to give maximum support to the personnel for the good of all.