Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association, NAOWA, 7 Division Chapter has organised free medical outreach to pregnant women and nursing mothers to sensitise them on maternal mortality, family planning and healthy delivery to reduce maternal motility and promote healthy delivery among its members.
Speaking at the occasion, the President of the NAOWA, Barrister Mrs Appolonia Ezugwu said as their husbands remains on the frontline fighting insurgency, it is their responsibility to keep the home front safe by sensitising women on maternal mortality, family planning and healthy delivery, adding that the occasion was well thought to empower pregnant women and nursing mothers on healthy pregnancy.
‘The auspicious outreach therefore, is aimed at promoting safe motherhood and to encourage family planning among women in Maimalari condiment. To achieve this aim, some lectures have been carefully selected to be delivered by Non Governmental Organisation who specialised in healthcare and pregnant related issues”, the wife of the GOCV stated.
She urged the pregnant women and nursing mothers to take advantage of the programme and heed to advise given by the specialists and prayed for safe and healthy delivery to all pregnant women.
In her lecture, Dr. Ranganai Matema of UNICEF, urged the women to always carry their children for immunisations from time of birth to nine months and that prevention is better than cure, as government spend a lot of money in procuring the vaccines and payment of allowances and salaries of health workers.
Also in their separate papers, Dr. Ezukwu Chikwi and Major JO Alabi of 7 Division Hospital said maternal mortality among pregnant women in Nigeria is high, hence the programme of such nature was necessary to sensitise women on the importance Anti-Natal and Post Natal check up to reduce the level, as well as family planning.
They said 800 pregnant women die out of every 800,000 birth, which are serious source of concern to health workers, adding that the common cause of maternal mortality are Heomorage ( bleeding), hypertension in pregnancy, sickle cell, diabetics among others.

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