The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday September 18, 2017, presented medical equipment worth N30 million for 60 health facilities in Kogi.
The State Team Leader for Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) Dr Alobo Gabriel at the handing over ceremony said, “We all know that Kogi being in the northern part of Nigeria has a very high rate of maternal, parental and child mortality and morbidity, and we are the vanguard for preventing these health challenges.
“We have achieved many laudable projects in Kogi and we plan to support all pre-services institutions with training materials and equipment to help train nurses, doctors, midwives, community health officers and extension workers.
“We appreciate the Kogi Government for doing so well in supplying equipment, renovating hospitals and employing new health workers, which I believe would help tremendously to reduce maternal and child mortality in Kogi.
“It is our hope that the medicals will be well utilised to ensure reduction of maternal, parental and child mortality rate in the state.”
Some of the equipment includes seven (Paediatric stethoscope, Suction machines, Phototherapy, Percutaneous Bilirubinomer), 125 Weighing scale, 65 Thermometers, 37 infusion pumps, 210 Urinary Catheters, 10 Placenta Forceps, 900 Digital Respiratory Timers and 105 Absorbable Non-Reactive Suture.
The Maternal and Child Survival Programme (MCSP) is a multi-partner, flagship programme in support of USAID’s priority goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths in a generation.