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Community Midwives: MoU Between W4H And LG Service Commission To Reduce Child, Maternal Mortality — Katsina Govt

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Katsina State Government has said that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Women for Health (W4H) and the Local Government Service Commission for raising of Community Midwives to serve as birth attendant in the rural areas will go along way in reducing child and Maternal Mortality in the state.

The Deputy Governor of Katsina State, Qs Mannir Yakubu, stated this during the launching of delivery kits to community Midwives at local Government Service Commission in the State.

Katsina State Deputy Governor, Qs Mannir Yakubu presenting Delivery Kits to Community Midwives
Katsina State Deputy Governor, Qs Mannir Yakubu presenting Delivery Kits to Community Midwives

He said that the commitment, as demonstrated by the state government, was part of its obligation by providing adequate funds and enabling environment to paved way for a successful collaboration that can produced the desired results.

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Qs Mannir Yakubu, according to a statement signed by the SSA (Press) to the Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Musa Kallah, further reiterated that the distribution of delivery kits to Community Midwives “will help our sisters and mothers in the rural areas to reduce the hardship they encounter during childbirth birth.

“Government is committed in providing midwives and other medical personnel with adequate working apparatus that will surely guarantee effective provision of health services”. Katsina State Community Midwives

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The Deputy Governor then called on the beneficiaries of the kits to take extra care in keeping them safe and in good sanitary condition for maximum and safe utilisation.

He commended the effort of Women for Health (W4H), whose initiative had brought about the realisation of the noble project as well as all those who contributed in one way to the other for the success of the programme.

Our correspondent gathered that sets of kits have been presented to Community Midwives who successfully graduated from the school of Midwifery Malumfashi since inception of the programme in September 2015 to December 2022.

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The graduands have also been deployed to various local Government Service across the 34 local Governments of the state.

It was also gathered that over seven million have been spent on procurement of delivery kits for community Midwives. Read more stories

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