InStrat sparks hope at Maternal Health Week
Health is wealth for every privileged individual or corporate entities and quality medicare should be prioritized. This is because a healthy nation is a wealthy nation and a sick nation would produce unproductive individuals. Much as the health sector is important, the well being of mothers and their unborn and new born babies are very crucial.
Care for mothers and newborn babies is synonymous to the preservation of generations, hence, it cannot be taken for granted. It is with this consciousness that a health based Non Governmental Organization, InStrat Global Health Solutions marked the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week.
At the event which took place at the comprehensive Health Center, Akure on Monday, the hopes of expectant and nursing mothers were sparked up. Medical checks, counselling, health talks and many others were the activities lined up to celebrate the event.
Stakeholders in the state’s Health sector led by the Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju were at the occasion. The senior Special assistant to Governor Olusegun Mimiko on Maternal Health, Chief Mrs. Funmi Oluwadare and the Executive Secretary of the Ondo State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Olugbenga were also at the event.
Speaking, Adeyanju described maternal health as very important, saying that it is one of the priorities of the Olusegun Mimiko -led Government. He noted that the Ondo State Government has continually sensitized pregnant pregnant women, even mothers and their new born babies on health tips. He reiterated the commitment of the State Government to bring about an improvement in the lives of pregnant women and mothers.
His words “What the State Government is doing is to sensitize women, so that in the end, there could be an improvement on the lives of our people”.
“Ondo State has come a long way in terms of improving maternal health and we really commend InStrat Global Health Solutions for being a partner in progress”, he said.
The Direction of Operations at InStrat Global Health Solutions who stood in for the Chief Executive, Abiola Oshunniyi, noted that the essence of the programme is to further interact with mothers and children with the aim of providing support for them. He noted that the Maternal Newborn and Child Health week is held twice annually, saying that whenever it is celebrated, InStrat uses the opportunity to make positive impact on the lives of mothers and new born.
He posited that the organization works with government in the areas of promotion of maternal and child health.
His words “Our focus is in the health sector and we work on capturing and recording of data for maternal health. we also support government, interact with pregnant women and mothers and also collect data for government” he said.
He described Ondo State as a very strategic location for the organizations surveys and commended the State Government for its interventions in the Health Sector.
“we are happy but not surprised that stakeholders in the Ondo State Health Sector are present at this event because the State Government has always provided the enabling environment for us to work”. he disclosed.
He posited that about five hundred women would benefit from the medical support provided during the event, expressing his satisfaction with the turnout.
“some of the things we are doing is sensitize the women and promote health education as it bothers on maternal and child health. we’re also looking at conducting the malaria, blood pressure and hepatitis test for women” he added.
He noted that these regular routine tests would help mothers off New born and expectant mothers to keep a tract record of their health indices. He called on women to adhere by the six moth exclusive breastfeeding plan, saying it has several positive implications for the new born child.
Culled from MidWeek