Bauchi State Government has launched the implementation of Research Project for Optimizing Adherence to Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation MMS for pregnant women in three selected Local government areas in the state.
The pilot project aimed at addressing the burden of maternal mortality among women of reproductive age is a collaboration between the State Government, Federal Ministry of Health and Nutrition International.
Eighty Fouty Health Care Centers have been selected for administration of the supplements on forty five thousand targeted pregnant women from Dass, Ganjuwa and Giade local government areas.
Inaugurating the project at Government House Bauchi the State Governor Bala Mohammed who underscored the importance programme assured that the state would fulfill all it obligations including payment of counterparts towards successful implementation of the project.
Bala Mohammed who was represented by Secretary to the State Government Barrister Ibrahim Kashim appreciated the development partners for complementing the efforts of his administration on improving the maternal nutrition of women in the state.
The country Director, Nutrition International Dr. Osita Okonkwo said over nine hundred thousand bottles of the supplement which would serve as alternative to Iron Folic Acid have been distributed to health facilities across the selected local government areas.
He commended the state government for it commitment to implement all programmes aimed at improving the wellbeing of the citizens.