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Maternal Neonatal Child Health

The quality of health care service delivery is highly dependent on capacity and infrastructure. About 66% of the Nigerian population is believed to be living in rural /semi-urban areas where disease causes high morbidity and mortality of which the actual statistics are unknown. Most of these have no access to adequate primary health care, while some cannot afford basic healthcare services. In Nigeria the health indices are not impressive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Mortality has continued to be one of the most serious developmental challenges despite several governmental and non-governmental policies/ initiatives are aimed at reducing the incidences, and generally improving Maternal and Child Health.

CHEDI in her effort to contribute to the Federal Government MDGs has implemented the following activities in her project communities:

  • Provided sixty (60) birth kits to the Primary Health Centre in Masaka community and to the Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) in collaboration with Society for Family Health (SFH).
  • 30 health workers from 6 health centers in the target (Garaku, Akwanga& Karu LGA’s were sensitized on delivering quality service to clients especially women for ANC.
  • 22 Clients in health centers sensitized on their right to access quality healthcare services at Government health facilities in Nasarawa State.
  • Training of over 50 rural women, adolescents and men in Byahzin community of Bwari Area Council on Reproductive Health.
  • Conducted one week sensitization workshop for 250 secondary school students in FCT on Sexual violence and Teenage pregnancy.
  • 250 students, 50 Teachers, 70 Parents and 15 media people sensitized on the prevention of (Gender Base Violence) GBV and teenage pregnancy in AMAC FCT Abuja.
  • Distributed worm expeller to over 346 ( Vulnerable Children) VC in Wassa community of the FCT.
  • Trained Traditional Birth Attendants and Primary Health Care workers on Safe Motherhood in three communities (Masaka, New Karo and Garaku) in Nasarawa State and a community in Bwari Area Council of FCT.
  • Reached out to over 1000 women, young girls and men on safe motherhood and malaria prevention education in Bwari Area Council of the FCT

A total of 4 Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs), 12 TBAs &137 pregnant and nursing women in Garaku, Akwanga and Karu LGA of Nasarawa State were trained to enhance their capacity for Reproductive Health (RH) service delivery, safe delivery and safety practices during pregnancy, labour and delivery as well as linkages to clinics through referral for easy access of services for communities’ members.