The Bayelsa State Government has announced the commencement of the door-to-door campaign to create awareness on the Safe Motherhood Initiative recently launched by the state government.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso- Markson, who disclosed this known, in Yenagoa, during the inauguration of the committee on the sensitisation campaign, said the administration of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson was determined to ensure that the infant mortality rate is curtailed in the state.
Iworiso- Markson who was flanked by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimula Etebu and the Chairman of the Primary Health Care Board, Mrs. Victoria Denenu, said the intention of the government is to create awareness for the Safe Motherhood Initiative to all the communities in the state.
“We are losing them because of some of the cultural practises make them not to go to the hospital and as a result of that the gory statistics of infant mortality made Governor Henry Seriake Dickson to come up with this initiative to curtail to a large extent.
“What is interesting to note that we have taken a cue from the launch from the Summit to take the sensitization campaign that would take the message to all the nook and crannies of the state.
“Let me say here and now that we shall reach all communities. This is how important this assignment is to us. This is because this is where cases of infant mortality are high due to lack of awareness.