Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has revealed that his government will take advantage of the collaboration with key stakeholders including the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to enhance access to the best healthcare for women and kids in the state.
He disclosed this during the celebration of the International Midwives Day, marked every 5th of May, by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other organs of UNO.
His words, “As the world marks the International Midwives Day, we will continue to collaborate with partners to sustain efforts at improving quality and affordable healthcare for women and children through the revamp of the state’s primary health care system.”
“With the Edo Healthcare Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP), midwives and other workers at the Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) are being trained to be more efficient at their work, provide top-of-the-range services to the public and respond more passionately to their duties.
This is to ensure that more people, especially women and children with health needs in rural areas and villages, access quality and affordable health care to improve their wellbeing.”
“We are working with the National Nursing Council and relevant bodies on reviewing curriculum, getting accreditation and reopening the Edo State School of Nursing and Midwifery to offer training and retraining for midwives in the state.”