The flag off ceremony took place at Doubeli PHCC is aimed to intimate stakeholder on the significance of immunization and vaccinating children under -5 to reduce maternal and Morbidity rate.Maternal and Newborn, Child Health (MNCH)is a strategic approach and platform to help sensitize caregivers on the need to bring their children to the nearest Primary healthcare facilities.
The Executive Chairman ADSPHCDA Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel represented by Dr.Paul S. Margwa Director Planning Research and Statistics in a welcome address said this a national event with utmost importance ,that demands commitment, engagement and sensitization caregivers to use the opportunity put in place by the state government , through the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency.
According to him the PHCC across the state is operating twenty for hours thereby call on the women to bring the children under-5 for immunization and to be vaccinated against vaccine preventable diseases and save the lives of the future generation.
The District head of Jimeta Alh. Mohammed Inuwa Baba Paris (Dan Isa Adamawa) in his speech urge mothers in the state to respect and inculcate good health practices, stressing that this opportunities and intervention are all to improve the quality of lives in respective communities. The traditional leader thanked the Ministry of health and the State Primary Healthcare for educating the community in most of its activities.
The Hon. Commissioner of health Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar in her speech commended the traditional and religious leaders for their support at all time, as such have helped the health institutions in the state to achieve it responsibilities in serving humanity. She Further emphasized the need for women and caregivers to intensify the need for children under-5 to get access to healthcare services at the healthcare services in the state.
The Development partners which included; WHO, UNICEF, EUROPEAN UNION, UNFPA, RH COORDINATOR AND FP COORDINATOR Added their voices by rendering a clarion call for the stakeholders to be part and parcel of all healthcare development in the state.