Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has reiterated the commitment of the state government to reducing maternal and child mortality as well as actualising the health related Millennium Development Goals in the State.
Speaking at the flag off ceremony of the November edition of Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week organized by the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, the Governor asserted that his administration does not believe women or children should die in the course of delivery through preventable causes.
Dr Fayemi said government has put in place all the necessary mechanisms to improve health care delivery system such as the recently concluded Integrated Measles campaign, the free health care for children under five and other vulnerable section of the society, all to avoid preventable loss to diseases.
He expressed optimism that the efforts are yielding desired impacts at the various communities.
While calling for the support of stakeholders in the health sector, the Governor commended the support given by health related development partners in moving the health care sector in the State forward.
Fayemi explained that the week long delivery of maternal and child survival interventions complement routine health services by ensuring that basic care is made available to all mothers and children.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. olusola Fasubaa said the maternal, newborn and child health week is a simple approach to delivery of a combination of services that immediately demonstrates impact in terms of significant increase in coverage levels of all the core preventions that allow mother and child to thrive.
Fasubaa who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Folake Olomojobi added that the strategy is delivered through existing health system.
He lauded Governor Fayemi for his commitment to qualitative healthcare delivery in the state in the last 3 years.
Last modified: November 26, 2013