Wife of Taraba state Governor, Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku, has tasked Traditional Birth Attendants, TBA, of the Ndola of Gola Area Development Association, NGADA, on the need to use the knowledge acquired to curb Maternal and Child Mortality rates in their various Zones.
Wife of the Governor stated this in Sunkuru village, the headquarters of NGADA, during the successful completion of a one week training exercise on how to take care of pregnant women during delivery.
Represented by her Program Manager, Mrs. Helen Douglas, the Governor’s wife presented Delivery Kits and other medical facilities to the Community as she encouraged the trainees to take advantage of the knowledge gained at ensuring safe delivery and health of pregnant women and also embark on a house to house campaign on personal hygiene and improved lifestyle for pregnant women.
While expressing dismay at the rate of Maternal deaths in the Community, Barr.Ishaku appreciated the Traditional Birth Attendants for taking their time to train the women as well as sensitise them on the causes of deaths during or after childbirth, stressing that the training will go a long way in checking the situation if properly put to use.
Speaking earlier while receiving medical items on behalf of the Community, the Coordinator of NGADA, Rev. Joseph Nagombe appreciated the Governor’s wife for her love and concern in ensuring that no life is lost during childbirth, stressing that the kind gesture was from a motherly heart.
He further prayed God to guide and protect the Governor and his wife as well as grant them grace to succeed in their Rescue Mission.
Also speaking, the State Coordinator,TBA, Martha Muhammed and the Association’s Secretary, Roselyn Kieran, unanimously appreciated her Excellency for finding them worthy to carry out the assignment of training NGADA women on childbirth.
They further disclosed that, they had trained 81 women and men, stressing that the weeklong training was a huge success due to the zeal exhibited by the trainees,urging them to put into practice all they have learnt for the benefit of all.
It will be recalled that, Wife of the Governor and the TBA agreed on the 19th March, 2016 to go and train NGADA Women for a week to address the issue of Maternal and Child Mortality in the Community.