Kwara Celebrates Safe Motherhood Week

... reiterates commitment to motherhood wellbeing.

In commemoration of  year 2024 motherhood celebration, the Kwara State Government has again reiterated its commitment to the wellbeing of Mothers, to further appreciate women value, across the state. 

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Ahmed El-Imam stated this in Ilorin today, during the Safe Motherhood Week celebration, held at Kwara State University Teaching Hospital (KWASUTH), Taiwo Road, Ilorin, the State Capital. 

The Commissioner commended the Mothers, for attending pre-natal care, emphasizing the importance of maternal health for a sustainable future. 

She appealed to mothers nation wide, to prioritize their health, emphasizing the significance of Kwara Care, an initiative of the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, there by offering quality healthcare services, at affordable rates. 

She thereafter stressed the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, for the wellbeing of both Mother and Child. 

In his remarks, the Chief Medical Director, KWASUTH, Dr. Bola Ahmed Abdulkadiri lauded the State Government for approving the upgrade of General Hospital Ilorin, to a University Teaching Hospital, an initiative that would further enhance healthcare services, within and outside the State Capital. 

The CMD therefore appalled to pregnant women in the state to enroll for both their post and anti natal, at certified government hospitals, enable them access quality health care services as and when due. 

Other stakeholders from health sector, including Deputy CMAC, KWASUTH, Dr. Idowu Ogunlaja and Director Public Health, Dr. Oluwatosin Fakayode, addressed issues of maternal mortality, emphasizing the importance of proactive healthcare practices and attendance at prenatal care to avoid eventualities.

Falade Gbenga
Press Secretary


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