In celebration of Wold Polio Day, Her Excellency Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, a UICC board director and founder Medicaid Foundation distributed pampers diapers and safe birth kits to 1000 women at General Hospital Argungu on 28th October, 2020.
Dr. Bagudu urged women to always come to hospital for ANC and during delivery, she advised them on the importance of going to hospital for ANC. Dr Zainab was not talking as a lay – woman, she was talking with full knowledge as a consultant of Paediatric medicine. She said it was only through periodic medical checks and going to ANC that maternal and child complications as well as deaths could be prevented.
The pampers donated through an existing MOU with Procter and Gamble under a program run by the organization known as Rigakafi, and the delivery kits is meant to serve as an incentive to boost antenatal attendance.
Wearing two caps to throw two birds with one stone, a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor and Medicaid Cancer Foundation volunteer, Hajia Maimuna Jega gave the women an awareness talk on cancer. In her presentation, she advised women to be vigilant on signs of breast cancer and cervical cancer. ‘My fellow women you should check your breasts from time to time. If you notice a lump or anything unusual then seek medical assistance’ she said.
Diginitiries at the occasion were: Haj Hurraira Babale Umar wife of SSG, Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Health and Chairman Taskforce non COVID-19 Hon. Jafar Muhammed, Hon. Commissioner Hon. Hayatu Bawa, former Deputy Governor and Chairman Direct Labour Agency Alh. Muhammad Bello Dantani (Magajin Rafin Kabi), Special Adviser Women Affairs Hon. Zara’u Wali, Permanent Secretary Women Affairs Hajia Aishatu Maikurata, Permanent Secretary Government House Alh. Aliyu Mustapha Gwandu, Executive Secretary Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Abubakar Kaoje, PMO Argungu General Dr Emma, Chairmen of Argungu and Augie LGA and many others too numerous to mention..
Aliyu Bandado Argungu
Coordinator/Senior Special Assistant (New media), Governor of Kebbi State.