OrderPaperToday- Federal Government has said it will support the community midwifery scheme introduced by the Sokoto State government; aimed at training local midwives and traditional birth attendants to facilitate reduction in maternal and child mortality in the state.

Minister of Health, Isaac Folunsho Adewole said this when he visited Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the Sokoto Government House.

Adewole said the FG’s support will come in the form of personnel and logistics to ensure the “success of the innovative” policy, adding that the various policy interventions introduced by the Tambuwal administration will enhance improvement in Sokoto’s healthcare delivery.

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He also urged Tambuwal to empower public institutions to carry out their assigned responsibilities, adding that relevant legislation should be updated to meet present realities.

Responding, Tambuwal said his administration is resolved to deliver innovative community interventions that empower individual and communities, and lead to improved maternal and child health services in Sokoto State.

He said the trained midwives and traditional birth attendants under the community midwivery scheme will serve at community levels in all parts of the state with their services readily available when the need arises.

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