By John Ighodaro
CALABARâ€”Wife of Cross River State Governor, Mrs. Obioma Liyel Imoke, has called on women in the state to take advantage of the upgraded health facilities in the state to improve on their health practices.
She spoke as guest of honour at a one-day seminar organized by a network of NGOâ€™s in partnership with Pathfinder International held at the Conference Hall of Unical Hotel in Calabar, Cross River State.
The seminar witnessed paper presentations on the need for family planning among the reproductive age-group and explored ways to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.
Some of the NGOsÂ that presented papers at the seminar include, IRHIN, The Association of General and Private Practitioners of Nigeria, AGPMPN, Medical Women and We-Women Network.
Mrs. Imoke, who was represented by Dr. Regina Nwadiaro, commended the organizers for their foresight in organizing a seminar which she described as apt and very important.
She expressed the view that the seminar would go a long way in sensitizing more community-based organisations, CBOs, NGOâ€™s and FBOâ€™s on the importance of getting women thoroughly sensitized and informed on the importance of proper health care practices.