Rotary advocates low neonatal, maternal mortality by 25%

 

The Rotary Action Group for Reproductive and Maternal Health, (RMCH) Monday advocated for reduction of high rate of neonatal and maternal mortality in Nigeria by 25%.

National Coordinator/Country Director, Prof. Emmanuel Adedolapo Lufadeju, who was represented by the Project Manager, Mr Toyosi Adebambo,  stated this  in a media workshop programme for career journalists in Abuja.

The workshop was organised by Rotary Action group for Reproductive and Maternal Health(RMCH) in collaboration with FMOH, SMOH with support from the Rotary Foundation. The theme of the workshop was; “Together For Healthy Families in Nigeria.”

National Coordinator/Country Director, Prof. Emmanuel Adedolapo Lufadeju, who was represented by the Project Manager, Mr Toyosi Adebambo, said Rotary’s intervention in maternal and child health projects in Nigeria has shown that improving the accessibility, availability, affordability and quality of care in primary Health Care Center (PHCs) will mostly reduce the higher rate of neonatal and maternal mortality in Nigeria.

Prof. Lufadeju added that to reduce the death of women due to pregnancy related complications and late pregnancies in the target areas of FCT, Nasarawa, Gombe and Ekiti state 2

LGAs each and 1 LGA in the FCT are targeted.

“The programme involves series of initiatives, practices, protocols and service delivery, structured to give mothers high- quality gynecological examinations, family planning, pre natal, delivery and postpartum care, in order to achieve optimal health for mother, fetus and infant during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum as well as community dialogues to create awareness on reproductive health, outreaches/home visits to get to more vulnerable beneficiaries,” he stated.

Prof Lufadeju added that the project  seeks to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.