Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku says his administration will not relent in the effort to reduce maternal and child mortality in the state. The Governor stated this at the flag off ceremony for maternal newborn and Child Health Week where he says the State government has put in place clear cut Polices and programmes for the provision of maternal and child health care.
Maternal Newborn and Child Health week was launched in Nigeria in 2009 as a bi- annual campaign- style programme. It is an initiative agreed by the National Council of Health to provide integrated high impact health intervention services across the Nation to address the unacceptable high infant and maternal morbidity and mortality in Nigeria.
In Taraba state, the exercise is to be conducted in two health facility per ward across the 16 Local Government Area of the State.