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Edo govt moves to tackle neonatal mortality



The Edo State Authorities is launching a brand new initiative tagged ‘Assist Child Survive’ to sort out excessive maternal and baby mortality within the state.

The Commissioner for Well being, Prof. Obehi Akoria, disclosed this on Wednesday whereas briefing journalists after the weekly Edo State Government Council assembly chaired by Governor Godwin Obaseki, on the Authorities Home, in Benin Metropolis.

Akoria stated the state was bringing over 65 specialists and healthcare professionals from the USA of America to offer free healthcare providers to over 4,000 individuals within the state, in partnership with over 230 native healthcare professionals in Edo.

She famous, “We’ve screened round 4,000 individuals and have scheduled over 300 of them for various surgical procedures, and one other 150 scheduled for eye surgical procedures, all without spending a dime.

“Additionally, we could have about 3,000 studying glasses or glasses for different functions distributed without spending a dime to Edo residents because of the medical mission.

“We’ll have interaction in one other coaching programme known as ‘Assist Child Survive’ between the Affiliation of Nigerian Physicians in America and members of the Edo First Girl initiative, ‘Make No Pikin Die,’ to handle the excessive fee of neonatal mortality within the state and the nation at giant.”

“We’ll prepare individuals who will enhance on the care infants get when they’re born throughout the first 28 days and the way to make sure they survive the primary one 12 months they’re born. We may even roll out telemedicine providers within the state because the providers will proceed after the tip of the medical mission,” the commissioner added.

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