Wife of the Ogun State Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Olufunso Amosun, has lauded the leadership role of the Wife of the President of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, , at ensuring continuous provision of qualitative health care and additional resources to solve the challenges of Reproductive Maternal, Newborn Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH-N) in the country.
Mrs. Amosun who stated this during the closing ceremony of the 3-Day Zonal Advocacy Training for South West Region, on RMNCAH-N, held at the MITROS Hall, Gateway Annex, Ibara GRA, Abeokuta, said the workshop would bring about an improved health care services in the region.
The wife of the Governor, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, revealed the workshop was part of the intervention of the Future Assured programmes of Mrs. Buhari, at equipping participants with tools to curb RMNCAH-N, in order to actualise the Sustainable Development Goal 3, aimed at improving maternal health and child mortality in the region.
She said the health programme was in line with the Ogun State government’s agenda of providing affordable and qualitative health care delivery for the people, thanking the President’s wife for giving South West States the opportunity to benefit from the programme.
Mrs. Amosun expressed confidence that, the strategic plans and recommendations of the workshop would be carried out to sustain RMMCAH-N beyond the Buhari’s administration, calling for collaboration of other stakeholders to improve health and wellbeing of women, children and adolescents across the country.
Responding, the programmes’ Head of Advocacy and communication, Mrs. Theresa Maima, said the mission of the Future Assured Foundation, was to optimise the potentials of women, children and youths, for a secured future, tasking the technical partners on the need to proffer solutions and take actions that would help combat the high rate of maternal and child death.
She urged them to take the programme to their various communities and enlighten the public about reproductive maternal, newborn child, adolescent health and nutrition programme, saying when people are well informed, health challenges would be reduced in the country.