The leadership of the Rotary International has again expressed commitment to work assiduously to substantially reduce maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity in the country.
The International organization who yesterday made the pledge while donating medical equipment worth millions of Naira to the Taraba state government, said it pledged to reduce maternal and morbidity will be execute through Rotary Reproductive Maternal and Child Health ( RMCH).
Presenting the items which includes family planning commodities and consumables, among others, the National Coordinator, Professor Emmanuel Adedolapo , warned against the sales of the items.
Speaking through the organization’s state representative for RMCH, Rotarian Esther Hassan, he said “let me say very clearly that these equipment and contraceptives being donated today are not to be sold” but should be “given free of charge to beneficiaries in need of them.”
Drumming on the need for the equipment to be “used for the people and kept in the family planning unit ” the organization is optimistic that the state Reproductive Health and Family Planning coordinators will assist in monitoring “the judicious use of these equipment and effective use and counseling on various contraceptives donated.”
The organization who also vowed not to ceased from carrying the state along especially in the areas of family planning, said it dreams of training doctors and nurses on Obstetrics Quality Assurance (OQA) and family planning for selected doctors and nurses across secondary and tertiary facilities the state, have as well yielded positive results .
Receiving the equipment on behalf of the state government, the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, said the items will go a long way to reduce maternal and morbidity rate in the state.
Sad that “Africa carried the height burden of maternal morbidity, family planning commodities, as stated by him ” are very important”
The state and the country at large, as made known by him “will only be happy when maternal and morbidity rate are drastically reduced” hence the need for all a sundries, according to him , to access family planning facilities.