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Rotary donates kits to pregnant women

By Segun Olaniyi, Abuja   |   18 September 2015   |   3:58 am  
Some pregnant women with Rotary members

Some pregnant women with Rotary members

AS part of efforts towards attaining safe delivery, reduce complications during childbirth and infant mortality, the Rotary Club of Kubwa, District 9125, has donated birthing kits, mosquito nets and other materials needed for safe childbirth to over 70 pregnant women.

The project tagged “Safe Mothers, Healthy Children Project”, which was the first phase of the project, was carried out at the Byahzin Primary Health Centre, Kubwa recently with members of the Rotary Club of Kubwa who were at the Primary Health Centre to donate the items to the pregnant women during the weekly ante-natal clinic programme of the health centre.

While making the presentation to the pregnant women, the President of the Rotary Club of Kubwa, Rotarian Olugbenga Babatayo Oke noted that maternal and child health care is one of the major areas of focus of Rotary International Organisation, adding that “the club embarked on the project to assist pregnant women during childbirth and to prevent malaria from attacking the women and their children after delivery.”

According to him a safe mother will surely give birth to a healthy child, stating that the project would be extended to other PHCs within the Kubwa community and its environs.

The Club also donated a wheelchair and birthing kits to the Byahzin Primary Health Centre.

Receiving the items the Officer-in-Charge, Mrs Gloria Ahazhizhi received the wheelchair and other items on behalf of the management of the health centre. She expressed her appreciation to the club for this great humanitarian gesture that would go a long way in assisting them towards discharging their duties.



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