Anambra Governor’s wife, Mrs Nonye Soludo has asked pregnant and nursing mothers to be thorough in their hygiene practice and adopt the right health principles.
Mrs Soludo, who stated this in Awka, explained that proper hygiene check is one of the first steps to ideal healthy living, stating that she is concerned about hygiene habits and general living standards of pregnant and nursing women in Anambra State.
The governor’s wife, who regretted the alarming number of diseases and deaths resulting from poor hygiene practices among pregnant women and nursing mothers, especially those in the rural areas, noted that apart from self-awareness, women in that category must embrace policies that put their health first.
She noted that apart from choosing the right diets, regular exercise and paying proper attention to the body system, pregnant and nursing mothers must also maintain personal and general cleanliness, and remain conscious of existing and developing health-related changes in their environments.
The Anambra First Lady, while stating that it is important to understand the necessity of sound and comprehensive healthy living, emphasized that neglect of hygiene and indiscriminate food consumption have extensive repercussions on the human system.
Mrs Soludo further explained that as a hygiene and healthy living campaigner, she carries a huge responsibility to ensure that the right health patterns are maintained among women and children in Anambra State, stating that she is pained by each report of maternal and child mortality in the State, most especially those that could have been avoided.
Mrs Soludo, who is the Anambra Net Ambassador, also asked pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as all households, to always sleep under the Insecticide Treated Nets that were recently distributed across all homes in the State, in order to ward off mosquitoes and malaria, which is one of the commonest killer diseases in Nigeria.
The governor’s wife also said that her husband’s administration is instituting the right health policies to tackle an array of challenges facing perfect health service delivery in Anambra State, including reforms in Primary Health Care management, recruitment of fresh hands into the State’s health sector, remodelling of Anambra State Health Insurance Agency, ASHIA, among others.
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