Sensitization Programme To Angwan – Rimi  PHC

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AMANA Hope And Care Initiative Takes  Sensitization Programme To Angwan – Rimi  PHC

Zainab Tanimu
Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria
A Non Governmental Organization, AMANA Hope And Care initiative (AHCI) in continuation of its efforts to touch the lives of pregnant women on Thursday visited Angwan Rimi Public Health facility.
The Founder/Chief Executive Officer  AMANA Hope And Care Initiative, Hajiya Farida Abubakar while fielding questions from newsmen said the organization is focused on addressing the plights of vulnerable  women.
“Our target right now is on marternal and child health. We are looking at how to encourage women especially those at the grassroot to access antenatal care.
“Research has shown that a lot of women die out of ignorance during pregnancy not because they don’t want to access health care services but because they don’t know how to go about it.
“Also, they don’t know the health facilities that are closer to them. So what the organization is trying to do is to encourage the women  and make them know the danger signs during pregnancy as well as make them understand the need to access antenatal care.
We know that when it is time for one to die,  you cannot  stop it.”
The organization she said has visited facilities within the local governments  and all things being equal hopes to visit health centers in the 23 LGAs of the state. She added.
“We visited health centers in Igabi local government, visited health centers in Kaduna south and now we are in Kaduna  north.
If possible, we intend to visit the 23 local
governments in the state.
Face masks were distributed to all the women as a mark  of encouragement in keeping to COVID – 19 guidelines.
Representative from World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Winnie together with an official of the Ministry of health Kaduna, Hero Emmanuel were there to educate the women on precautionary measures on COVID -19 pandemic.
Demonstrating the correct way of hand washing, Dr. Winnie stressed on the need to always keep their hands clean at all times for it is not just for the prevention of COVID – 19 but also helps to prevent cholera and other infectious diseases .
They urged the women to always maintain personal hygiene as well as observe all the rules and regulations guiding COVID-19.
Sister Hauwa Hassan in her lecture  encouraged the women to always visit health facilities as that will help in keeping them and their babies in good shape. She charged the women to avoid giving birth  at home as that is not only risky to the health of the mother but also that of the child. As from four months of pregnancy, women should  visit health facilities for antenatal. She advised.
Sarkin Angwan Rimi Sabon Gida Low-cost,  Alhaji Shehu Mohammed  Mai Katifa, speaking on behalf of Hakim Gabasawa, Alhaji Shittu Ibrahim Diko,  commended the organization for the bold stride while praying that God reward them for their gesture.
The Sarki in his words of advise  charged the women  to always  instil discipline in their  children as that will help in reducing all manners of vices in the society.
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