Published On: Thu, May 16th, 2019

FG inaugurates technical working group on national malaria, RMNCHA +N

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By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The Federal Government has inaugurated a Technical Working Group (TWG) on National Malaria – Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N).
The Ministry of Health in a statement issued yesterday by Mrs. Boade Akinola, its Director, Media and PR said the group would ensure that Malaria with Reproductive, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health plus Nutrition Interventions are implemented in an integrated manner that would provide useful input and benefit to the Nigerian Health System.
Speaking recently in Abuja, the Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, informed that ‘’ this action has become very imperative giving the fact that our Maternal, Newborn and Child Health indices have not greatly improved as expected despite several inputs by Government and Partners.
He further said that ‘’a critical analysis of the Maternal ,Newborn and Child Health landscape by the Government and Partner revealed weak coordination among stakeholders, an important factor that may be partly responsible for this poor outcomes’’, he added.
The Minister noted that ‘’ these findings called for renewed efforts by Government and Stakeholders to put in place all-inclusive structure that would allow effective stakeholders engagements and lead to the establishment of the National Malaria – RMNCAH+N TWG’’.
He added that ‘’the Global Community has identified that effective integration of Health Intervention with routine service delivery is necessary to improve the coverage equity and quality of health interventions’’.

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