The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to rehabilitate and reposition 17,600 primary health care centers across the 36 states of the Federation.
This was contained in the speech delivered by the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, in Kampala, Uganda during the formal launch of the Women's Optimal Health Framework.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, who was represented at the event by the Nigerian Minister of Women Affairs, Barrister (Mrs) Uju Kennedy-Ohaneny, said the initiative is "aimed at tackling infant and maternal mortality while also promoting the life expectancy of all Nigerians."
She also stated that "The Federal Government has also secured a grant from an international donor agency to train midwives and front-line health workers aimed at strengthening collaborations in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.
The First Lady informed further that, "through a coordinated partnership between my Office and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, a total of 4.7 million girls have been immunized against cervical cancer from October 2023 to date.
The nationwide immunization exercise, she explained, "was made possible through the introduction of the Human Papilloma Vaccine into the national routine vaccine schedule designed to stem such cases among women, in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the present Administration.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu explained further that in recognition of the relevance of a multi-sectoral approach to the advancement of women's health, the Renewed Hope Initiative was established by the Office of the First Lady, to ensure a robust empowerment of Nigerian women
"I established the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) to bring about improvements in health, agriculture, education, economic empowerment, and social investment targeting women and vulnerable groups to bridge the gaps.
"This is in addition to the commencement of the RHI Women Agricultural Program (RHI-WASP) competition which targets over 3,000 women across the country and the Young Farmers Club with the theme, Every Home A Garden to encourage the culture of farming and good nutrition among women and the younger populace," she said.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu commended the Ugandan First Lady and Minister for Education and Sports, Honourable Janet Museveni for spearheading the optimal health initiative which she described as a research-based program that will contribute to the life expectancy of women.
She called on African women to key into the program to reinvigorate the general push toward addressing the issue of gender equality in the region.
Responding, the Ugandan First Lady, Honourable Janet Museveni stated that "The optimal women's health framework will act as a gateway that will strengthen partnerships for the upliftment of the health and general well-being of women in Africa
She commended the Nigerian First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu for her commitment to the growth and development of women and children, describing her as a beacon of hope, not only for Nigeria but the African Sub-Region as a whole.
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Published 2/11/2024 12:31:28 AM