Child Mortality: Gov. Zulum Meets Women Group, Harps on Support for Rural Women
In a concerted effort to continually take measures aimed at curtailing high maternal and child mortality and mordity, Borno Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday met officials of Women for Health (W4H), a DFID funded program at the Government House in Maiduguri.
The women delegation was led by a member of the Borno state assembly representing Jere state constituency, Hon. Ajikolo Khadi who stood in for the assembly’s chairman, committee on health.
Zulum and the delegation held closed door meeting on the need to increase skilled birth attendants across the state to stop instances in which pregnant women depend on unskilled birth attendants whose services sometimes contribute to the growth in maternal and child mortality in addition to other health conditions faced by women during child delivery.
The Governor and his guests talked about supporting women in rural areas to become enrolled into Health training institutions through one year Foundation programmes that would prepare them for specialized health training.