A Global Donor, Medicine San Frontiers (MSF) says it receives over 12,000 child deliveries annually under its Maternal Child Health intervention in Jigawa state.
The MSF country Director Mrs Pamela Akko revealed this while briefing Jigawa state governor Malam Umar Namadi on their activities in Jigawa state in the last 15 years.
She explained that MSF has been carrying out interventions in the area of child vaccination against killer diseases, Meningitis, Cholera outbreaks, and other Health emergencies in case of any disease outbreak.
“We have a VVP center where we are admitting and repairing women suffering from VVF, and we equally have an intervention on Maternal and New Born Child Health (MNCH) in three local government areas of the state namely Taura, Miga, and Jahun.
“Our maternity in Jahun local government is one of the best, and it equally serves as a center for training of health workers from Nigeria and abroad.
“We conducted antenatal and post-natal in these three local governments and we are receiving over 1,000 deliveries monthly.
“All the MNCH services and drugs we are providing there are free including referral of complicated cases to Dutse or Kano Hospital, We also feed our admitted patients free,” Mr. Pamela stated.
She informed the governor of their plan “Round Table Discussion “scheduled to take place in Abuja for reviewing their 15 years of operation, presenting local data including the support from state governments and other key stakeholders.
“The round Table Discussion will showcase the achievements we made and the challenges we have with aimed at expanding our activities for more access to healthcare services for all,” she revealed
In his response, Governor Malam Umar Namadi commended, MSF for their kind support to Jigawa state and humanity in general, and described their clinic in Jahun as a “World Class” by all standards.
He then promised to attend the round table discussion and also continue to give all support and cooperation to MSF for expanding access to healthcare and saving human lives.