Nasarawa Government expresses Commitment in tackling Child mortality

THE Nasarawa State Government has expressed its commitment to tackling the maternal and child mortality rate in the state.

Alh. Ishaku Abari, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, stated this on Tuesday at a workshop organised for stakeholders on the implementation of ‘Saving One Million Lives’ programme in the state.

Abari said that the scheme was a Federal Government health intervention programme which focused on improving maternal, newborn and child health as well as prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV.

According to him, the programme focuses on improving immunisation coverage, scaling up access to essential medicines, malaria control and child nutrition, among others.

He also said it had helped in no small measure in improving the health status of the people of the state.

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