Campaign is geared toward reaching over 545,000 girls of childbearing age together with pregnant Women—-DR BETTA EDU.
Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong has known as for consciousness on the hazards of neonatal tetanus, warning that moms could possibly be contaminated throughout unsafe and unhygienic supply of their infants.
She made the decision whereas flagging off the Second Round Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Campaign which targets girls of kid bearing ages between 15-49 years in Akamkpa Local Government Area on Tuesday.
According to her, the State Governor, Senator. Prof Ben Ayade may be very involved about elimination of neonatal tetanus and can proceed give his unalloyed help. She famous that this signify a name to motion to make sure elimination of neonatal tetanus.
Earlier Speaking, Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Agency, Dr Betta Edu
stated Nigeria is likely one of the 27 international locations that make up the90% of dying from neonatal tetanus globally. Noting that the tetanus marketing campaign was geared toward defending girls of childbearing age, pregnant girls and their anticipated kids from tetanus an infection.
According to her tetanus can’t be eradicated however can solely be eradicated and as such Governor Ben Ayade has taken it upon himself, working with National Primary Healthcare, UNICEF and WHO to make sure that Cross River State protects over 545,000 girls and hundreds of thousands of unborn infants from tetanus.
She insisted that tetanus continues to thrive due to poor ANC attendance, excessive fee of supply with TBAs and different unskilled beginning attendants who use old contaminated razor blades or unsterilise object to chop the umbilical wire; warning that the state won’t tolerate such insolence henceforth from unskilled beginning attendance.
Earlier, Head of Local Government Administration Akamkpa, Mr Bassey Efiom stated the essence of the train is to verify the mom and the kid are in good well being. He specifically thanked the state governor, Commissioner and DG for his or her steady help to main healthcare throughout the state.
Also talking, the consultant of Paramount Ruler of Akamkpa Barr Ntufam Paul ogar admonishes all to affix with the well being personnels on floor to eradicate tetanus from Cross River State. Calling on state to enhance the state of Akamkpa General Hospital for referral functions.
Representatives of National Primary Healthcare Agency, UNICEF and WHO. Christian Association of Nigeria and chiefs had been all current whereas feminine scholar 15years and above flooded the PHC to learn from train.