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Nigeria: Nursing Mothers Get Free Medical Services in Kuje

by Abdulkadir Y. Abdullahi ,  All Africa News | 2011-11-25

As parts of arrangements to celebrate this year's 'Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week', nursing mothers and others in Kuje Area Council will receive free medical services this week, an official of Kuje Primary Health Care has said.

Mrs. Helen Oyerinde, assistant coordinator, Family Health Unit, called on women to bring out their children with a view to accessing medical services such as immunization, advice on quality nutrition, directives on tackling malaria, anti- natal care and other forms of health education.

She said the rural population have been mobilized to participate in the programme, adding that parents are expected to go to the nearest health facilities in their communities to get their wards de-wormed and immunized against deadly diseases.

According to her, the aim of the programme was to ensure the survival of breast feeding mothers and children in such ways that will build healthy and strong families for the benefit of society, saying "the event comes up twice every year as a health intervention package."

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