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Anambra Governor’s Wife Calls on Women to Address Key Family and Society Issues at August Meeting

Mrs. Soludo
Mrs. Soludo

Mrs. Nonye Soludo, the wife of the Anambra Governor, has urged women to use the upcoming August Meeting as a platform to tackle fundamental problems affecting families and society. During the Anambra Women Health Conference in Awka, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), Mrs. Soludo emphasized the need for women to highlight pressing issues within their communities.

She pointed out rising moral deficits in child raising, the decline of family values, drug abuse among school children, parental neglect, and the pursuit of illicit wealth among youths as critical problems to be addressed during the August Meetings.

Mrs. Soludo also emphasized the importance of proper family planning and healthy living. She expressed her determination to promote health consciousness as a household philosophy in Anambra State and encouraged women to embrace organic and healthy lifestyles.

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The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Afam Obidike, highlighted the significance of the event in raising awareness of common diseases affecting women and empowering them to carry these lessons to their communities during the August Meetings.

The conference featured guest speakers discussing reproductive health issues, emphasizing the importance of good antenatal care, approved maternity homes, and skilled birth attendants for pregnant women. The speakers also stressed the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for child health and IQ development.

Dr. Amaka Onubogu, the chairman of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Anambra State chapter, emphasized the importance of breast self-examination for early detection of breast cancer, encouraging women to conduct monthly checks.

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Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi, the Executive Secretary of Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA), highlighted the accessibility of health services in the state due to the agency’s expanded coverage across over 300 health facilities.

The event also featured representatives from the WHO, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Anambra State, and the Executive Secretary of Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHCDA), Pharmacist Chisom Uchem, who made informative presentations during the conference.

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