Oyo state reaffirms commitment to improve maternal and child health care

The Oyo state government has affirmed that it is committed to improving maternal and child health by joining the global efforts to fast track the 90-90-90-target towards elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and end AIDS by year 2030. This statement was issued yesterday in a communique at the end of a high level advocacy to Oyo state for Maternal, Neonatal and child health integration attended by principle stake holders involving NACA, OYSACA, and the AISHA BUHARI FOUNDATION.

They further charged the federal government with the support of global funds to provide additional support for coverage of Maternal, Neonatal and child health integration in the three high burden local government areas in the state with incentives for women of child bearing age. The Assistant director, gender, human right and care support services at the national agency for the control of Aids, Mrs. Falola Amemoa said they choose Oyo state amongst the state for the coverage this season based on the last data of coverage, the burden of the disease and the readiness of the leadership of state in putting an end to the spread of the disease.

The representative of Aisha Buhari foundation at the meeting, Mrs. Tesley Maina disclosed that the visit to the state was to ensure that selected state understand the importance of having maternal, neonatal and child health integration with the aim to reduce the number of people who die from HIV and AIDS and the spread from mother to child. The wife of the Oyo state governor, Dr Florence Ajimobi while receiving the visitors from Abuja said though the state had achieved commendable results in the general fight against the menace of HIV/AIDS; all hands must be on deck to curb the transmission of the disease from mother to child in the state.