Reducing Maternal Mortality: Procter & Gamble partners Kebbi State Government
One Million Pampers have donated by Procter & Gamble company to mothers in Kebbi State.
The company donated the 1 million Pampers diapers to mothers in Kebbi in order to support maternal and child healthcare at a distribution ceremony held at Raha Primary Health Center (PHC) ,Bunza Local Government Area of Kebbi State .
Speaking about the partnership, the P&G Africa Director for Government Relations & Public Policy, Temitope Iluyemi said, “At P&G, we deliver our promise to make everyday life just a little bit better for our consumers. Our brands improve the lives of people in the communities where we live and work.
“We believe in being a force for good and a force for growth wherever we operate. As such, our operations touch thousands of lives with economic prosperity and our citizenship efforts in Nigeria touch over 5 million people. We are grateful for this opportunity to lend our support to the promotion of maternal and child health through increased immunization and antenatal care programs in the state.”, Mrs. Iluyemi added.
She added that the company will support the Kebbi state government’s efforts of reducing infant mortality rate in the state by increasing immunization in areas with low immunization rates.
In his remarks, the state Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Jafa’ar Mohammad, said that the intervention of the company would go a long way in improving the hygiene of babies and nursing mothers as well as improvement of quality healthcare in the state.
“In the same vein, it will stimulate the intake of immunisation and Antenatal Care (ANC) coverage.
“This is, of course, a motivation as we realised that the ANC attendance is high in our health care centre.
“It is a big challenge and we need to continue to sensitise our women and urge our men to be allowing their wives to be coming to hospitals for delivery,” he said.
Also the Chairman of Bunza Local Government, Alhaji Bello Mamuda, commended the Kebbi State Government and the company for reaching out to women in the local government, saying that the gesture would assist a lot in curbing mortality rate in the state.
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