The commemoration ceremony of the 2021 national safe motherhood day was celebrated in Kano State on Tuesday 29th June 2021 at the Coronation Hall, Government House. The theme of this year’s celebration of Safe motherhood day is “Improving Demand, Access and Utilization of Maternal Services in the Context of Covid 19 Pandemic” and the slogan is “Quality, Equality and Dignity for Women”. PAS coalition in the state supported the activity to commemorate the day.
The commemoration ceremony had two key objectives: To launch the national policy guidelines documents that are related to safe motherhood in the state (FP Blueprint) and distribute offer letters of appointments to 120 newly recruited staff midwives by Kano State Government.
The ceremony was organized by the State Ministry of health and was graciously attended by Her Excellency, Kano State First Lady Professor Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Other participants at the ceremony were the Commissioners for Health, Women Affairs and Social Development, Environment and other government officials that included some Permanent Secretaries, Executive Secretary SPHCDB, heads of agencies from the health sector, representatives of Kano state Emirate Councils and development partners working in the state like the BMGF, dRPC-PAS, WHO and UNICEF, CHAI, UK Lafiya and students from health training institutions of the state.
Two key presentations were made during the program supported by PAS; Role of Child Birth Spacing (CBS) on Maternal and Child health, to justify the importance of child birth spacing for the reduction of maternal and child mortality in the state and Nigeria in general and overview of the National Policy Documents (RMNCH+N strategy documents, FP Blueprint and Child Birth Spacing (CBS) Costed implementation Plan (CIP) highlighting the standing guidelines as contained in the National policy document on related safe motherhood strategies for Kano State to implement.
Kano-PAS coalition will support the SMOH and the SPHCB to fully implement RMNCH+N STRATEGY Documents and the state costed implementation plan