Governor Makinde government has launched Tomotiya Health Initiative.
News Rain Nigeria reports that the Oyo State Government in it’s bid to reduce the maternal mortality rate in the state on Wednesday launched Tomotiya Health Initiative.
The Launch of the Tomotiya Health Initiative which was held at the International Conference Center University of Ibadan witnessed top officials and some representatives of partners of the program such as the UNICEF, WHO, Rotary Club, APIN among others.
Speaking on at the event, the Executive Governor of the State, Governor Seyi Makinde, who was ably represented by the Deputy Governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan Aderemi said, ” in efforts to reduce the maternal mortality rate in the State, the Oyo State Government on Wednesday flag off Tomotiya Health Initiative.
Our mission is to initiate a consultative process between all stakeholders to identify priority areas and identify clear strategic directions for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health. Makinde said.
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Tomotiya Health Initiative according to Governor Makinde will reduce the maternal mortality rate by 30 percentage.
The initiative will contribute to a healthier and more prosperous society as healthy babies grow into healthy adults who thrive and can contribute to their community and society at large.
The Governor also noted that the initiative will the neonatal mortality in the State by 20 percentage by the next Nigeria Demographic Of Health Survey (NDHS), in 2023.
Earlier in his welcome address, Dr. Bashiru Bello, the State Commissioner for Health, said the Tomotiya Health Initiative is tailored towards saving the lives of both the pregnant women and children.
Dr. Bashir said the initiative is to ensure the welfare of the pregnant woman before, during, and after the childbirth. The initiative is also to make sure that the child is well taken care of.