From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
The Zamfara state government has pledged continuous support and cooperation aimed at sustaining Maternal and New Child Health (MNCH2) programme with a view to make access to health services more easier in the state.
This was announced by the State Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, represented by his Deputy, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu at the closeout meeting organised by the MNCH2 in Gusau the Zamfara state capital yesterday.
Giving assurance on the state government’s plans to pay most needed attention towards encouraging the programme, Governor Matawalle said, “The performance of the UKAid supported MNCH2 programme in addressing Maternal and Child Health in the state is overwhelmingly tremendous.
“This will serve as Life-Saving of thousands of women and children and as the programme has reached the end of its five years span, the state government will liaise through its relevant agencies to sustain and improve on the successes attained so far,) he said.
In his welcome address, the MNCH2 Deputy National Team Leader (Technical), Dr. Abdussamad Salihu, having appreciated the participation of stakeholders from various organizations in the programme implementation in the state, said most of the initial challenges were surmounted due to their commitment.
Earlier, the State Team Leader, Dr. Lawal Yusuf who presented a historic video of the MNCH2 programme in the state said, the programme had been able to provide drugs, hospital equipment, trainings, structures and technical support to all the 84 primary healthcare facilities in the state during the period.