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How Nigeria celebrated 2018 International Day of the Midwives

How Nigeria celebrated 2018 International Day of the Midwives

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Nigeria celebrated 2018 International Day of Midwives with a call by stakeholders on government to invest more on nurses and midwives in the country.

Leaders of nurses and midwives in the country, including senior officials of United Nation’s Population Fund, UNFPA, also decried low visits by pregnant women to health facilities in the country.

At the Gwagwa market, a suburb community in Abuja, UNFPA officials joined tens of nurses and midwives on Saturday 5th May, 2018 to offer free health care delivery to the less privileged as part of the commemoration.

Leaders of the community said the only government hospital in the area lacks enough manpower.

On Monday 7th May, Wife of Senate President led dignitaries to officially commemorate the day in Abuja at the NAF Conference Centre.

She called for more investment on the health workers, whom she said are very critical to human health.

National president of the nurses and midwives association, Abdulrafiu Adeniji, said incessant strike and inter-professional rivalry in the sector deny nurses and midwives in the country to optimally deliver on their mandates in work places.

He appealed to government to provide a more conducive environment for the professionals and other health workers in the country to work in.

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