Fg Gives Ogun State $1.5 Million To Save One Million Lives

The Federal Government as part of the World Bank Loan has given Ogun State Government the sum of $1.5 Million in order to save millions of lives across the state.

It was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye during the inauguration of the State Steering Committee and Technical Consultative Group Programme - For – Results, at Green Legacy Resort, Abeokuta.
Dr. Ipaye said as a result of maternal and child morbidity among pregnant women, 900,000 children and mother die annually in Nigeria, affirming that the fund would facilitate the quality of high impact reproductive smart survey and child health and nutrition interventions with the effort of all the major stakeholders in the health sector.
He said the State government has already paid its counterpart fund with necessary documentations to kick start the programme, just as the State has already made a ignificant achievement at reducing the high rate of mother and child death through its "ARAYA" a Community Based Health Insurance Scheme particularly for pregnant women and children under age five. He added that over 7,000 pregnant women and children are currently benefiting from the scheme.

While inaugurating the Steering and the Technical Consultative Group Committees of the Save one million lives, the Commissioner advised them to see the task as a call to service towards improving the lives of the less privileged in the State.

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