The Katsina State ministry of health under the leadership of Hon. Commissioner, Hajiya Mariyatu Bala Usman has under its Saving One Million Lives (SOML) P4R program conducts health promotional outreach in 3 LGAs.
The health promotional outreach was conducted in Charanchi, Kankia and Matazu on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
The highlights of Health Promotion Outreach steered by the state Commissioner of Health, Mariyatu Bala Usman is as follows:
Rural women were educated and sensitized on General health care, Routine Immunization, Food Demonstration, Prevention of child killer diseases and malnutrition.
During the programme, Free medical services was offered to children, LLI mosquito nets for protection against Malaria, Nutritious substances, foods were also distributed to the nursing mothers.
Katsina state SOML focuses on six important pillars that saves lives which includes:
1. Improving Maternal Newborn and child health
2. Improving routine immunization coverage.
3. Elimination of Mother to Child Elimination of HIV
4. Scaling up access to essential medicine and commodities.
5. Malaria control and
6. Improving child nutrition.