The 20, 000 delivery kits are expected to encourage pregnant women have their babies at health facilities
Pregnant women in Bauchi were on Tuesday given 20,000 delivery kits to encourage them to deliver their babies in health facilities.
USAID-Integrated Health Programme (IHP), on Tuesday,Director in the state, Dr Alhasan Siaka, said this while handing over the items said they will help tackle the challenge of low hospital delivery.
The items, he said, are for all the 20 local government councils in the state.
“The Mama Kits are for 20,000 pregnant women in the state; it is to encourage them to deliver in healthcare facilities.
“It is a special arrangement outreach service by USAID-IHP to improve access to healthcare in communities.”
Speaking at the occasion, Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed said USAID-IHP had developed a strategy through its outreach extension services to create demand for healthcare services.
"We appreciate USAID-IHP for the enormous support in healthcare delivery in the state.
“ USAID-IHP outreach services are currently ongoing in the 323 healthcare facilities across the 20 local government councils of the state, making healthcare accessible to all.
“USAID-IHP has also trained our staff in various primary healthcare centres.”
He said the distribution and usage of the items would be judiciously monitored to ensure that people concerned benefited.