In celebration of Wold Polio Day, Her Excellency Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, a board director and founder Medicaid Foundation distributed pampers diapers and safe birth kits to 1,000 women at General Hospital Argungu, Kebbi.
Dr. Bagudu urged women to always come to hospital for Antenatal Care (ANC) and during delivery, she advised them on the importance of going to hospital for ANC. Dr. Zainab was not talking as a lay – woman, she was talking with full knowledge as a consultant of Paediatric medicine. She said it was only through periodic medical checks and going to ANC that maternal and child complications as well as deaths could be prevented.
The pampers donated through an existing MOU with Procter and Gamble under a program run by the organization known as Rigakafi, and the delivery kits is meant to serve as an incentive to boost antenatal attendance.
A Senior Special Assistant to the Governor and Medicaid Cancer Foundation volunteer, Hajia Maimuna Jega gave the women an awareness talk on cancer. In her presentation, she advised women to be vigilant on signs of breast cancer and cervical cancer. “My fellow women you should check your breasts from time to time. If you notice a lump or anything unusual then seek medical assistance,” she said.