As part of efforts to promote and sustain access to quality and affordable health care services in Nigeria over the last ten years, the TY Danjuma Foundation has funded projects aimed at upgrading health facilities and building the capacity of health workers to deliver quality maternal and child health services to women and children.
Following the outbreak of the novel Corona virus disease (COVID-19) and the corresponding restrictive measures to curb its spread that has affected people in every aspect of living; including limiting access to maternal and child health services, the TY Danjuma Foundation has been supporting a variety of initiatives aimed at mitigating the impact of the pandemic on women and children.
In Edo State, the Foundation supported a sensitisation campaign on preventing the spread of COVID-19 amongst pregnant and lactating mothers across 14 primary healthcare facilities. The awareness creation campaign was supplemented by the production and distribution of 3000 facemasks across the 14 primary healthcare centres to pregnant and nursing mothers, healthcare workers as well as to the wider community around the Foundation’s office in Edo state – Igbesawan, Igun, and Akpakpava.
This timely mass sensitisation and distribution of facemasks in conjunction with the easing of lockdown measures in Edo state will ensure that women and children continue to access maternal and child health services in a safe manner.