Maternal Mortality: Emir Sanusi Task Traditional Leaders On Complementing Govt.

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Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi 11 has called on traditional leaders in Nigeria to compliment government efforts towards reducing the the rate  of maternal  mortality in the country.

The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor gave the charge at a 2-day retreat  for traditional rulers from Kano state held in Kaduna.

The retreat organised  by the Maternal New born Child Health – two (MNCH2) Kano office had all the forty-four district heads of Kano state in attendance, with the aim of enlightening  them on their role at educating their people on ways to curtail the high rate of maternal  mortality within their domain in the state.

The Emir who was represented  by the Galadiman  Kano, Alhaji Abbas  Sanusi, maintained that the Emirate  council at its own level has established  a traditional  leaders council committee  on health to enlighten  their followers at the grassroot on the need for embracing  the ante-natal care programme for women.
He therefore enjoined  participants to make good use of knowledge to be acquired at the retreat and put same to use accordingly.

Also speaking  the. National team leader of MNCH2 DR Salma Anas Kolo charged  parents to send their children to read Mexican and related health field  in order to fill  the larger  gap that has been left in the health sector.

Earlier, Kano State commissioner for health, Dr Kabiru  Ibrahim  Getso  said, “Kano state government has given  priority  to maternal mortality issues in the state  by providing free  treatment to pregnant women up to delivery  stage.

He said efforts was been made for upgrade  of hospitals  at every level in the state as well as enlightening  the public  which he said will go along way in reducing maternal mortality in the state.


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