By: Abdullahi JALALUDDEEN
The Emir of Bade Mai Abubakar Suleiman Has Commended the efforts of a non governmental organization named CARE International for providing health care service delivery support to the people of Bade local government area of the state.
Mai Bade disclosed this during a meeting with the officials of CARE International and some Health personnel of Bade local government,which took at Kano.
The Program tagged Lafiyan Yara (Health Child): Reducing Infectious Diseases Among Children Under Five is funded by Fpizer international.
The Emir who was represented by Bulama Umar Suleiman said the support has within the last two years increased awarenes on the importance of attending immunization for children under five and Ante – Natal care among pregnant women.
He appreciates the support of the CARE International and Pfizer for funding the entire program which lasts for over two years.
In his remark the Chairman of Bade Local government council Ibrahim Baba Gana said support provided by CARE International has played a vital role in enhancing health care service delivery.
” They support our health facilities with equipments and capacity building training to our health personnel,and this has go along way in uplifting the health status of the people who Bade Local government Area.”
Alhaji Ibrahim Baba Gana maintained that the local government council will do everything possible in ensuring that the enlightenment and support provided by CARE was sustained even after the expiration of the program.
Earlier, the assistant country director for programmes at CARE Foundation Nigeria Jennifer Orgle said, the project which was implemented in response of the high rate of infant and child mortality in Nigeria.
she said according 2019 report about one hundred and seventeen children dying out of every one thousand children born alive.
“This is among the highest child mortality in the world,that is why we sourced funding from Pfizer foundation to be able to implement this project with the aim of curtailing this challenge ”
she added that the program had achieved in creating awareness, increasing immunizations for children under five as well as targeting pregnant women,adolescent girls aimed at making sure that they are in good health and wee able to give birth to healthy children.