Today is World Humanitarian Day. @slni_nigeria in partnership with @manumarfoundation and supported by the Primary Health Care Centers carried out various activities. The programs took place at Primary Health Care Centers in Kwombe, Kopal and Bungun Gida community in Mangu LG, Plateau State, Nigeria. The aim of the program was to educate rural pregnant women on pre-during and post pregnancy care as this will help in reducing maternal and child health mortality rate in Nigeria. The objectives: • To educate pregnant women on how their body functions during pregnancy and distribute birthing kits to ensure safe and clean delivery.
• To help in reducing malaria while reducing maternity and child mortality rate in Nigeria through distribution of mostiquo nets for expectant mothers and their newborn babies.
• To introduce the use of chlorhexidine gel for proper umbilical cord care instead of methylated spirit in order to reduce infections of the umbilical cord. • To increase the level of knowledge of the women concerning their health and that of their babies. • To create more awareness on the importance of early and exclusive breastfeeding. #silverliningng #manumarfoundation #betterlife #humanitarians #worldhumanitarianday2017🌍 #safedelivery #umbilicalcordcare #malariaprevention