USAID donates 10,000 Mama kits to 212 health facilities in Ebonyi

By Charles Onyekwere

The USAID funded Integrated Health Program, IHP has donated 10,000 Mama kits to 212 health facilities in Ebonyi state.

The items are to be distributed to the 171 primary health care centers, 27 private hospitals and 14 general hospitals in the state

Presenting the items to the state government, the Executive secretary Primary Health Care Development Agency Ebonyi State, Dr Chihumnanya Alo, said the items in the Mama pack bags include Sanitary pads, hand gloves, Chlorhexidine gel and soap.

He said the donation is aimed at encouraging hospital based delivery and support for the government to improve maternal and child health indices in the state.

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“This is to encourage hospital delivery as most poor and vulnerable pregnant women find it difficult to buy essential items needed for delivery,” he said.

The Executive secretary emphasised the need for the state government to ensure sustainability and make judicious utilization of the items.

Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, the commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike, expressed appreciation to USAID funded IHP for the gesture and assured that the items will get to the end users.

“IHP has provided many interventions in service delivery and with these mama kits, more pregnant women will deliver in our health facilities,” he said.

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