(2010), "Nigeria - Mama kits and delivery packs donated to Cross River State", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 23 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2010.06223aab.013Download as .RIS
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Nigeria - Mama kits and delivery packs donated to Cross River State
Article Type: News and views From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 23, Issue 1
Keywords: Maternity services
The Federal Government has donated about N50 million worth of mama kits and delivery packs to the Cross River State Government.
The donation of 10,000 mama kits and 500 delivery packs was announced by the Minister of Health, Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, at the launching of project “Hope and Comfort”, an initiative of the state government to reduce maternal and under-five mortality rate and poverty alleviation.
The minister, who was the guest of honour at the event held in Bekwara local government, said that the donation is to support the health care delivery programme of the state.
According to the minister, the donation would enhance the State government’s support for its citizens and scale up their activities on the promotion of the welfare of the people.
He said that the Federal Government’s gesture was an acknowledgement of the responsive and pro-active policies of the Cross River State on health related issues.
The Federal Government intends to reach out to other states, which have commenced programmes and establish structures that will enhance health care delivery.
Professor Osotimehin called upon the traditional rulers and opinion leaders in Cross River State to cooperate with Governor Liyel Imoke by mobilizing the citizens and ensuring that the support provided to the poor under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) project does not get into wrong hands.
Governor Imoke, in his speech, noted that the high infant and maternal mortality rate in the state was due to lack of access to health care which is now being addressed through facility up-grading of Primary Health Centres and training of health care givers.
According to the governor, the CCT was initiated to ensure that young orphans, pregnant women, people with disability and the poor are financially empowered.
Under the programme, every child in the beneficiary family must be enrolled in school and in the primary health centres.
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