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Kano: CHRICED Empowers Women with Antenatal Support in Kumbotso

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Stephen Enoch

In a proactive move to bolster maternal healthcare in Kumbotso Local Government Area (LGA), the Resource Center for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has extended a helping hand to expectant mothers by donating relief items aimed at encouraging attendance to antenatal care services.

The support took place on Wednesday at Ahmad Ado Bayero Model Primary Healthcare Center (PHC), Yan Shana section of Kumbotoso LGA.

Recognizing the importance of antenatal care in ensuring the well-being of both mothers and their unborn children, CHRICED took the initiative to assist women in Kumbotso.

Mohammed Shehu, the Assistant Officer-in-Charge of Bayero Model PHC said the donation of relief items serves as an expression of support for expectant mothers, encouraging them to prioritize their health and attend antenatal check-ups regularly.

He stated that donating the relief items during the holy month of Ramadan comes with a lot of blessings.

He added: “We are encouraged by your gesture as this will go a long way in inspiring other women to attend antenatal care.

“The management of this PHC has been doing its best to enlighten the women of this locality to attend antenatal but we have not reached our target.

“I am sure that moving forward, other women will be motivated to attend antenatal care in this facility.”

The Senior Programs Officer of CHRICED, Omoniyi Adeoye stated that antenatal care plays a pivotal role in monitoring the health of pregnant women, identifying potential complications early, and providing essential medical interventions to ensure safe childbirth.

He noted that by incentivizing attendance to antenatal services, CHRICED aims to promote maternal health and reduce maternal mortality rates in Kumbotso and beyond.

“This gesture is an extension to the direct beneficiaries of our project on maternal and child healthcare.

“Women need a lot of encouragement before and after childbirth and we are using this opportunity to call on the Kano government to prioritize the healthcare of women in the state,” Adeoye added.

Hadiza Bala, a representative of Women’s Peace and Security Network emphasized that the donation of relief items not only serves to enhance access to antenatal care but also empowers women by alleviating some of the economic burdens associated with pregnancy.

She added that CHRICED seeks to uplift women in Kumbotso, by enabling them to prioritize their health and that of their unborn children.

One of the beneficiaries, Aisha Mohammed expressed her gratitude to CHRICED for the support shown to her and her unborn child.

She said the support has encouraged her to keep coming for antenatal care in the PHC before she gives birth to her child.

“When I get back to my neighbourhood, I will equally encourage my friends that are pregnant to keep coming to the hospital for antenatal care because it is a veil for them,” She said

Items distributed to the women include Wrappers, Detergent, Diapers, and Date Fruit.

As CHRICED continues its advocacy efforts in the field of healthcare and human rights, it reinforces the importance of collective action in addressing pressing social issues and fostering positive change within communities.

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