• Established newborn corner
The wife of the distinguished Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar, representing Kwara North Senatorial District, Hajia Maryam Sadiq Umar has donated medical equipment for healthcare providers to enhance safe delivery and to reduce neonatal deaths.
Hajia Maryam in collaboration with March Health Initiative to commemorate the World Prematurity Day 2020, themed; Together for babies born too soon— Caring for the future.
Hajia Maryam Sadiq Umar partners with March Health Initiative ably led by Comrade Oluwabunmi Lawal Ayedun.
In her goodwill message delivered by Hajia Mariam Abdulwasiu “As we celebrate the world prematurity day, Primary HealthCare Bode Saadu, Olomo-wewe, Moro local government area of Kwara state has been selected to pilot the newborn babies corner including premature babies in Kwara North Senatorial District.”
She said, ”My husband and I have collaborated with march health initiative care to support this project, we hope that this will give better opportunity for new born babies that are challenged to survive. We hope to scale this up to other facilities in other local governments in Kwara North, we shall also carry out advocacy visits to the state government to support additional facilities.” The statement added.
She commended the health workers for their patriotic service and urge them to make adequate use of the medical equipment for improved and quality service delivery to women and their babies.
The wife of the lawmaker in collaboration with March Health Initiative renovated and established the newborn corner in the Primary Health Care Center Bode Saadu which came after the medical officers in charge were trained for quality service delivery – Ambassadorial award of the newborn was given to Hajia Maryam Sadiq Umar.
The event played host to dignitaries across the local government which includes; The Director of Personnel Management, Moro LGA, Alhaji Amusa Musbau, Head of Department, Health, Moro LGA, the representatives of the Community Associations, Community Based Organization and Nursing Mothers and Pregnant women amongst others.
The medical equipment donated includes, Sphygmomanometer, Sthetocope, Sharp Boxes, Anglepoise lamp, Resuscitation Tables, segmentation of ward, among others.