Wednesday, 29 July 2015

#Benue Flags Off Maternal, Child Health Week

Wife of the Benue State governor, Mrs. Eunice Ortom, has urged stakeholders in the health sector to strengthen efforts in monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to enable the state achieve 100 per cent immunisation coverage.

Mrs Ortom spoke during the flag off of the 2015 maternal, new born and child health week in Daudu, Guma Local Government Area of the state.

The governor's wife said government could increase commitment towards the eradication of preventable diseases through proper immunisation mechanism.

She noted that great success had already been recorded in the past by the state Ministry of Health and assured of her continuous partnership with the ministry on all its programmes.

"I shall play the role of an advocate in chief to ensure adequate budgetary provisions and funding of health programmes during the tenure of Governor Ortom," she said.

Earlier, Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Health, Dr. Jonathan Kwaghtsule, said Benue was the first state in Nigeria to distribute micronutrient powder for the fortification of food for children under five.

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