By; KENNETH ORUSI, Asaba
Delta State Government has said that it is commitment to the improvement of the maternal health indices in the state.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, stated this on Monday during the official presentation of reproductive health products (misoprostol) by the Population Services International, Nigeria to the state Government.
In his remark, Dr. Jude Winful-Orieke, Executive Director, PHCDA said that PSI is instrumental to programmes dealing with reproductive health; they have been supporting programmes that promote reproductive health.
“These drugs will help reduce maternal deaths that women who bleed during pregnancy or during post abortion periods. Thanked them for their assistants so far and encourage them to continue to support the State with these services”.
Earlier, Mrs. Alake Iyare, Clinical Services Manager, Population Services International, Nigeria said that their organization is a leading health organization with programmes targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health.
She explained that they provide life-saving products, clinical services and behaviour change communications that empower the world’s most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.
Mrs. Iyare said PSI is presently implementing the third year of the Women’s Health Project (WHP) phase 4 spanning from January 2018 to December 2018.
According to her, PSI aims to increase the uptake of long acting reversible contraceptives that would lead to increase in the modern contraceptive prevalence rate and increase access to post abortion care services thereby contributing to government efforts at improving the national and State maternal health indices.