Kano State Government says it has increased investment toward checking maternal mortality to save the lives of women and children.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, made this known at a news conference to commemorate the 2022 National Safe Motherhood Day.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the day is a global initiative annually marked on April 11 to raise awareness about adequate access to care during pregnancy, child birth and post natal services.
The theme of the 2022 celebration is “Access to Quality Maternal Care, a Right for Every Pregnant Woman” and the slogan for the year “Save Mother, Save the Future.”
Tsanyawa said that the state government priotised the health of citizens and women in particular, thus increased the state’s budgetary allocation to health and to maternal mortality programmes.
According to him, the state government increased its annual budgetary allocation for Matarnal and Child Health Services from N20 million in 2015 to N100 million in 2022.
He added that the state also invested in training of 1,130 female community volunteers to strengthen its commitment to women’s health.
In addition, the commissioner said, 220 focal persons had community engagements to promote Maternal and Child Health services.
He said that with the commitment of the state in improving the health sector, it received high recognition, which translated into awards.
Such awards included the Best Performing State in Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response in Nigeria.
He reiterated the state government’s commitment to further improve the lives and safety of mothers and children.
Kano maternal mortality