Hajiya Sa'adatu Mahmud Stresses Significance of Antenatal Care and Balanced Nutrition for Healthy Fetal and Infant Development - News Panorama

 




Zakari Haruna - Kaduna 


Hajiya Sa'adatu MB Mahmud, Chief Executive Director, Community Mobilization and Awareness Group the Gender Ministry of Human Services and Social Development, has urged pregnant and nursing mothers to prioritize antenatal care and balanced nutrition for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.

She made this call during a community development service outreach activity at Zakari Isah Memorial Hospital in Kaduna, organized by Projectsmile for Humanity Foundation in partnership with the Corpers Medical Group of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).




"Thought i was introduced as a director of Gender, Ministry of Human Services and Social Development, i am also here to represent my NGO and at your service on the issue of gender and Gender-Based Violence concern."

Hajiya Mahmud stressed the importance of antenatal care, stating that it is crucial for detecting potential complications during pregnancy and providing expectant mothers with proper nutrition and childcare education. 

She also stressed the significance of balanced nutrition for pregnant and nursing mothers, noting that it is vital for the healthy growth and development of the fetus and infant.

The Director commended Team Lead of Projectsmile for Humanity Foundation, Comfort Ojo and the Corpers Medical Group of the NYSC for their partnership in providing healthcare services to the community. The event offered free medical services, including free supplements such as iron and folic acid to expectant mothers, along with health education and counseling sessions.

Hajiya Mahmud's advocacy for antenatal care and balanced nutrition serves as a reminder of the importance of prioritizing the health and well-being of pregnant and nursing mothers. 

Ms Comfort Ojo, the Team Lead of Projectsmile for Humanity Foundation, highlighted the collaboration's objective to educate pregnant women on the significance of antenatal care, emphasize good nutrition during pregnancy, and prevent sexual and gender-based violence in homes and communities.

The successful partnership between Projectsmile for Humanity Foundation and the Corpers Medical Group of the NYSC demonstrates the positive impact that can be made when organizations come together to improve the lives of vulnerable groups in the community.


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