Stakeholders urged to advocate improved health status for women

Stakeholders in the health sector in Bauchi State have been tasked to join hands in the protection of the right of women especially in improving their health status.

The challenge was made by the Bauchi State programme coordinator of a health-related NGO, The Challenge Initiative (TCI), Mrs Rabi Ekele, while speaking in a BRC Radio programme to commemorate the year 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD).

Rabi Ekele said that currently, her organisation is working in synergy with the State Government through the Primary Healthcare Development Agency in order to sensitise critical stakeholders on the importance of childbirth spacing (CBS).

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She observed that to achieve this, there is a need for governments at all levels to provide functional Healthcare centres with qualified personnel and other needed equipment in every ward across the state.

Rabi Ekele then called on stakeholders notably, Journalists and Civil Society Organisations not to relent in supporting the initiative in order to achieve the desired objectives.

On her part, the State Chairperson of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Mrs Bulak Afsa, while stressing the importance of childbirth spacing, said that it will assist in reducing infant, maternal and child mobility.

She said that NAWOJ on its part has already advocated for equal opportunity to women in order to contribute to the advancement of the society.

Others who spoke at the Radio programme were, CBS focal person in the state, Hajara Yahaya and Elizabeth Kah who all requested religious and community leaders to join hands with stakeholders in order to succeed at the grassroots.

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