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Lassa Fever: Bauchi Governor’s Wife Tasks Women On Hygiene

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The wife of the Bauchi State governor, Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Abubakar, has urged women to keep their home clean to avoid food items and household utensils to be contaminated with rat virus, which causes Lassa Fever.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2016 second phase of Maternal Child Health Week (MNCHW) held at the Urban Maternity, Bauchi, she said that cleanness is the main key point to live a healthy life.

Hajiya Abubakar further called on the pregnant women to always go for antenatal in order to be taken care of well during their pregnancy so as to deliver safely, adding that they should always eat good food for the growth of the baby.

She disclosed that the main areas of MNCHW intervention include, among others, Immunization, Malaria, Nutrition, Antenatal for pregnant women, family planning, Health Education, and HIV Counseling.

The wife of the governor informed that Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar is very much concerned about the health condition of mothers and children in Bauchi State, saying that this informed his launching the routine immunization for children under age five.

She added that reproductive health, maternal, new born and child care are top most health priority of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state.

Hajiya Abubakar later donated drugs, including paracetamol, cough syrup, mosquito nets, zinc and ORS, for distribution to mothers and children.

In his welcome address, the Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Agency, Pharmacist Adamu Ibrahim Gamawa, said that MNCHW was an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Health, which started in March, 2008, informing that since then, the state has also Been conducting it.

Gamawa further revealed that, the programme was meant to reduce the mortality and morbidity rate in women and children through the provision of assorted drugs, supplements and bridging the gap in immunization activities in the state.

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