Monday, May 18, 2020

Medical Women's Association Of Nigeria, National Secretariat Donates Medical Items To Primary Health Center.

By Ojebo Donald

As part of measures to improve health care services in the rural area, the Medical Women's Association of Nigeria (MWAN) National Secretariat has donated medical items to Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Idumuje Unor.

Dr. (Mrs.) Minnie Oseji, National President, MWAN and also the Permanent Secretary, Delta State Ministry of Health made the donation on behalf of the Association yesterday at the Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Idumuje Unor, Aniocha North Local Government Area.

According to her “Medical Women's Association of Nigeria embarked on a  nation-wide project to promote maternal, newborn and child health in one health facility in each State of the Federation of which Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Idumuje Unor is one of the 2019-2021 Biennial adopted health facilities”.

She said the interventions to be implemented during the period include training, provision of medical equipment and flyers for health education as well as supportive supervision and these will be later evaluated using data.

Explaining the implementation of the Association’s laid out interventions, Dr. Oseji said training on Basic Life Support and Essential Newborn Care has been conducted for the Matron in Charge of the health facility, while the provision of medical equipment is what is being done now in addition to provision of manuals from Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) to adopt their best practice in facility make over.

Items donated include face masks, hand washing bucket, flyers, reproductive health manuals, drugs and consumables.

The Community Health Worker, Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Idumuje Unor, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Mrs. Anwadike Blessings who received the items on behalf of the Centre’s Matron thanked the Association for the good gesture and promised judicious use and distribution of the items for the benefit of the community members.

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