By: Kate Obi/Kaduna
The Founder, Amana Hope and Care Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organization, Hajiya Farida Abubakar has donated drugs worth thousands of naira to the women of Kangimin Ubangida Community to reduce cases of maternal and child mortality.
Donating the drugs to the Village Head of the Community, Alhaji Abdullahi Sarki Kangimin through the Chairman of the Organization, Alhaji Bala Ahmed Jere shortly after sensitization Campaign on Maternal and Child Health and ways to avoid complications during child birth at Kangimin Ubangida in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, North-West, Nigeria on the 24th of November, 2018, Hajiya Farida said the essence of her visit is to reduce material and child mortality being witnessed in the community due to lack of hospital.
According to her, she also intends to use her campaign to help bring intervention with the help of state governments, civil societies, and non-governmental organizations.
“I selected Kangimin Ubgida Community as one among the six communities l intends to bring intervention with the el of other organizations and state government because l realized especially in the northern part of the country, we are placed with challenges of maternal mortality and postnatal care.
“Most of the challenges her is lack of information and knowledge. Some do not attend antenatal care and at the end of the end, they die given birth. We want to see how we can bring an intervention to them.
“Also the most of their challenges is lacks of hospital as l have told early and health care facility, professional health workers and the only person in this community assisting them is a volunteer that don’t have knowledge on how to deal with the issue.
“I think, the wealthy individuals should come to the aid of these women. They cannot go to hospital because of distance from their community to Kawo to access health care services so they prefer to give birth at home even their families do not allow them to go to hospital due to lack of transportation” Hajiya Farida noted.
She called on the state government and other non-governmental organization as a matter of urgency to come to the aid of the community, pointing out that the deaths of the women would have been averted if serious measure have been taken for over 2 years now.
Receiving the donation, the Village Head of the Community, Alhaji Abdullahi Sarki Kangimin thanked the Amana Initiative for the gesture, pointing out that their visit is timely and would help go a long way is keeping the women and the children health.
He appealed with other Organizations a like to come to their aid and look to the direction of Kangimin Ubangida Community because they need to be rescued from the deaths of their women during child birth which can be curtailed and controlled if the state government will hear their plea.