In order to reduce the incidence of mother-to-child transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Federal Capital Territory especially in the rural areas, the FCT Administration has trained 72 Midwives.
The FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, said the midwives had been enrolled in the Midwives Service Scheme, adding that the training was conducted in collaboration with UNICEF as part of the plan to scale up the PMTCT services at the Public Health Centre facilities across the FCT.
Mohammed explained that the FCT Primary Health Care Board had taken over five Public Health Centre facilities in Apo, Wasa, Shere, Pegi and Kubwa Owner -Occupier Estate to serve as models.
According to him, the FCT Administration in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund had also trained middle-cadre family health service providers on modern methods of family planning technology.
He said that the FCT Administration had procured vaccine carriers to support routine and supplemental outreach vaccination activities.
To ensure that all residents are carried along in all government programmes and policies, a Task Force on Polio Eradication Initiative and Routine Immunisation was inaugurated by the FCT Administration.
The membership included the six area council chairmen, FCT graded chiefs and religious leaders to mobilise the populace on the need for polio eradication and routine immunisation
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