USAID donates10,000 Mama kits to 212 health facilities in Ebonyi

Posted by News Express | 20 August 2022 | 244 times

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The USAID funded Integrated Health Program (IHP) has donated 10,000 Mama Kits to 212 health facilities in Ebonyi State.

The items are to be distributed to the 171 primary health care centers, 27 private hospitals and 14 general hospitals in the state.

Presenting the items to the state government, the Executive Secretary Primary Health Care Development Agency Ebonyi State, Dr. Chihumnanya Alo, said the items in the Mama Pack bags include Sanitary Pad, hand gloves, Chlorhexidine gel and soap.

He said the donation is aimed at encouraging hospital based delivery and support for the government to improve maternal and child health indices in the state.

“This is to encourage hospital delivery as most poor and vulnerable pregnant women find it difficult to buy essential items needed for delivery,” he said.

The Executive secretary emphasised the need for the state government to ensure sustainability and make judicious utilization of the items.

Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, the commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, and expressed appreciation to USAID funded IHP for the gesture and assured that the items will get to the end users.

“IHP has provided many interventions in service delivery and with these mama kits, more pregnant women will deliver in our health facilities,” he said.

Source: News Express

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