‘We Want Mothers to Live’

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Officer in Charge, Dr. Remi Sogunro, recently donated 10 hospital beds to the Ministry of Health. The beds are to be used by lactating or newly delivered mothers, who are still being hosted by the health facility.

Dr. Sogunro told the MOH representative that UNFPA authorities in the country are interested in seeing mothers and their babies live after delivery.

He stated that the beds were among the best quality that can be used in any hospital.
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

Dr. Callau J. Howe, director of Family Health Division at MOH, thanked the UN agency for its unwavering support to the health and other sectors in the country. She reminisced that a few months before the Ebola outbreak in the country in March last year, UNFPA made a similar donation to the MOH.

There have been reports of bed shortages at various health institutions in the country and because of this, hospitals have been forced to put two or sometimes three mothers along with their babies on one bed.

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