Osun Assures Of Improved Health Facilities

Among other things, all state-owned health centres in the state will be equipped with essential drugs, free maternal and child medical services and free surgical equipments.

Giving this assurance in Ijebu-Jesa, headquarters of Oriade Local Government Area, at the flagoff ceremony of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) week programme organized in collaboration with SURE-P MNCH Advocacy team and the State Ministry of Health, wife of Osun State governor, Mrs. Sherifat Aregbesola, said that the present administration in the state would do its best to keep its citizens in sound health.

Earlier in her remarks, the state Commissioner for Health, Mrs. Temitope Ilori, expressed the determination of the government to fast-track the achievements of Millennium Development Goals that has to do with the improvement in maternal health and reduction in childhood morbidity and mortality in the state.

Speaking on behalf of the advocacy team, Revd. Tunde Olaniran on behalf of the Advocacy Team, the organiser of the event, he charged Mrs. Aregbesola to use her good offices to give more support to the issue of pregnant women and also try to create an enabling environment for MNCH programmes in the state.

Speaking in similar vein, Mrs. Fadele Esther who spoke on behalf of her boss, Dr. Ado J.G Muhammed, the Executive Director/CEO NPHCDA, said SURE-P program is to better the life of pregnant women in the state and that the provision has been made to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in the state.

Also, Mr. Femi Oke Tayo, one of the Advocacy team member and representative of DOMA Development Foundation in his team’s presentation, appealed to the policy makers and all stakeholders to work together to create enabling environment for MNCH programme in the state for the benefit of women and children.