EKSG Restates Its Commitment To Reducing Infant And Maternal Mortality

May 24, 2012

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Sola Fasubaa has pledge that the State Government would continue to give priority to the
implementation of the Integration Maternal Newborn and Child Health Strategy.

The Commissioner gave the assurance in Ado Ekiti while declaring open a three week training programme on life saving skills (LSS) for 60
midwives drawn from Primary Health Facilities across the state.

Professor Fasubaa who spoke through the Permanent Secretary of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Mrs Folakemi Falore
stressed that maternal and child health has continued to attract greater attention in Nigeria and other developing countries of the world in view of the high infant and maternal mortality in the region.

He expressed worry over the high rate of pregnant women giving birth at private hospitals and spiritual homes in the state attributing this
to the low level of utilization of delivery services in public health facilities.

This according to the commissioner is responsible for the high infant and maternal mortalities recorded in some communities in the state.

Fasubaa who said the training programme was aimed at keeping midwives abreast with the latest trends in managing obstetric emergencies
relating to pregnancy and child birth, stressed that the State Government would continue to build the capacity of health workers
manning primary and secondary health facilities across the state.

In his remarks the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Dare Ojo stressed the importance of the acquisition of life saving
skills by health workers

He urged the participant to properly utilize the knowledge acquired at the training programme

Responding on behalf of other participants, Mrs Idowu Faniumi appreciated the state government for putting such training in place and pledged to make good use of the knowledge acquired to stem the tide of death among pregnant women, nursing mothers and babies in the

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