Rotary, women groups partner to promote maternal health in FCT community

The Rotary Club of Abuja Gudu, in partnership with PeachAid Medical Initiative has donated sanitary kits and reusable pads to women and girls in Ruga Fulani community.

At the event in Abuja, Chinelo Audrey-Ofoegbunam, Club’s President, said support was also received from the Miriam Gofwan Women and Children Foundation to create awareness on health education for local birth attendants to prevent maternal and child deaths.

She said the project tagged “Ruga Maternal Health Workforce” was aimed at carrying out antenatal care services, pregnancy ultrasound scanning and the distribution of birthing kits.

She noted that through the partnership, menstrual health education, menstrual cups distribution, distribution of mosquito nets, training on reusable pads, had been achieved.

She said that the intervention in the community which started in 2020, with the donation of a water facility, halted the treks of long distances in search of water.  

According to her, Rotary adopted the community to bring several interventions such as providing clean water, food, health supplies that will make their lives better.

Such interventions, she said, had featured the sensitisation and training of women and girls in the community on making and using reusable pads.

It would be recalled that the club had facilitated the distribution of hepatitis vaccines, with the third dose being given also.

The Community Service Director, Mundong Dachi, appreciated the community for accepting the club to have the various interventions.

Community Chief, Alhaji Seriki, also thanked Rotary for touching the lives of his community members, saying such gesture would not be forgotten in a hurry.

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