The Enugu State Government says its target is to reach 400, 000 children under the ages of five for de-worming in the ongoing 2017 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week.
According to Director of Public Health Services, Dr Okechukwu Ossai, that vitamin A would be administered on the children during the 1 Round of the five days exercise to improve their health and well-being.
He also said the exercise will be facility-based.
“We have kicked-off the 1st Round of 2017 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week in the state maternal and child mortality.
“It will mop up any uncovered area on maternal and child healthcare as Free and Compulsory Maternal and Child Healthcare is the cardinal programme of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
“Both the newborn, children under the ages of five, nursing mothers and mothers have something to benefit in the exercise, which services will be facility-based,’’ he said.
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