Maternal And Child Mortality: Amana Initiative Takes Campaign To Kangimin Ubangida, Donates Drugs

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The Oasis Reporters

November 27, 2018

Farida Abubakar shares a moment of joy with a mother and child.
By Mike Odeholonta, Kaduna.

Founder, Amana Hope and Care Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organization, Hajiya Farida Abubakar has donated drugs worth thousands of naira to the women of Kangimin Ubangida Community to reduce cases of maternal and child mortality.

Donating the drugs to the Village Head of the Community, Alhaji Abdullahi Sarki Kangimin through the Chairman of the Organization, Alhaji Bala Ahmed Jere shortly after sensitization Campaign on Maternal and Child Health and ways to avoid complications during child birth at Kangimin Ubangida in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, North-West, Nigeria on the 24th of November, 2018, Hajiya Farida said the essence of her visit is to reduce maternal and child mortality being witnessed in the community due to lack of a functional hospital.

According to her, she also intends to use her campaign to intervene, through the help of state governments, civil societies, and non-governmental organizations.

Women and babies in the Kangimin Ubangida community.

“I selected Kangimin Ubangida Community as one among the six communities l intend to bring intervention with the help of other organizations and state governments because l realized especially in the northern part of the country, we are placed with challenges of maternal mortality and postnatal care.

“Most of the challenges here resolves round lack of information and knowledge. Some do not attend antenatal care and at the end of the end, some may unfortunately pass on while giving birth. We want to see how we can bring an intervention to them.

“Also most of their challenges include lack of a functioning hospital as l have said earlier and health care facility, professional health workers and the only person in this community assisting them is a volunteer that may not have sufficient knowledge on how to deal with complicated issues.

“I think wealthy individuals should come to the aid of these women. They cannot go to to the hospital because of the distance from their community to Kawo to access health care services so they prefer to give birth at home and even their families do not allow them to go to the hospital due to lack of transportation” Hajiya Farida noted.

She called on the state government and other non-governmental organizations as a matter of urgency to come to the aid of the community, pointing out that the deaths of the women would have been averted if serious measures had been taken for over 2 years now.

Receiving the donation, the Village Head of the Community, Alhaji Abdullahi Sarki Kangimin thanked the Amana Initiative for the gesture, pointing out that their visit is timely and would help go a long way in keeping the women and the children healthy.

 

He raised an appeal to other Organizations with similar objectives like the Amana Hope and Care Initiative
to come to their aid and look to the direction of Kangimin Ubangida Community because they need to be rescued from the deaths of their women during child birth which can be curtailed and controlled if the state government will hear their plea.

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