Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency, KDSPHCDA, has concluded arrangements for the conduct of the second round of Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week in the state, thereby setting the pace in 2019.
This is contained in a statement signed by Deputy Director of KDSPHCDA, Malam Hamza Ikara, and made available to newsmen in Kaduna.
According to the statement, all adequate arrangements have been put in place for the smooth conduct of the programme, which is scheduled to hold between January 7 and 11, 2019.
The statement further stressed that interventions will be provided in 963 health facilities in the 23 local government areas of the state.
“The week is aimed at ensuring that pregnant women and children were provided with high impact, cost-effective interventions that would boost their health and wellbeing.
“We call on parents, pregnant women, caregivers, among others to make good use of the week to uptake the interventions with a view to achieving excellent health for women and children.
“We also call on the traditional and religious leaders as well as stakeholders to educate their followers on the importance of the week so as to achieve the desired results,” the statement reads.