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Women Group Provides Free Medical Treatment To 4,500 Pregnant Women, Others

Agabus Pwanagba

A group under the aegis of Women and Youth Development Initiative a non governmental organisation based in Bauchi State has given free medical treatment for minor illnesses to 4, 500 pregnant women and 5,000 under 5 children in the State.

medicalsPresident of the Organisation, Hajiya Maryam Garba stated this on Monday in Bauchi, while briefing newsmen at the end of the free medical treatment.

The organization was established in 2003 with the aim of improving the reproductive health standard of communities, through health education and services, nutrition information, promotion of formal and non formal education.

According to her, about 4,500 pregnant women and 5, 000 under five children were treated free of charge of minor illness with he support of his organization, while eight hundred of them were referred to secondary health facilities for advance counseling and treatment.

Adding that, “We have de-wormed over 5, 000 school children, trained 15 teachers in proper record keeping and school management and further constructed two and renovated one health facilities in Bogoro and Kirfi Local Government Councils of Bauchi”.

She maintained that, 675 orphans and vulnerable children have been supported with books, bags and other writing materials.

Stressing that, the organisation has also established Adult literacy classes in ten communities in the State and about N3.5 million grants was given to ten women groups in the State with the aim of promoting their income generation activities including petty trades.

Maryam commended the effort of T.Y Danjuma Foundation for its generosity and kind gesture in enhancing national development, saying the Foundation has intervened in 18 States and 73 NGOs within the period of three years, urging other well meaning Nigerians to emulate the Foundation.


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