By Ebunoluwa Sessou
As part of efforts to prevent the scourge of malaria in communities, the Rotary Club of Agege in Lagos over the weekend, distributed 200 free mosquito nets to pregnant and nursing mothers with public health enlightenment.
President of the Club, Mr. Biodun Bello, in his remarks said the project was part of the humanitarian services rendered by Rotary globally to communities.
The programme which was held at the Primary Health Centre in Sango area of Agege was witnessed by women and children in the community alongside various health workers.
According to him, the club sensitises both pregnant and nursing mothers to ensure they follow normal health directions during and after pregnancy and educates them on family planning and to be conscious of their health.
“Our mission is to cater for women every year. We rescue the needy and the less-privileged in the society in the area of health and others as numerous people have benefitted from the exercise in past years,” he said.
In his contribution, Dr Otakpor Uzoyjecaine, a medical doctor, who tutored the beneficiaries during the health talk, said that nursing mothers ought to know how to take care of themselves and their children.
The impact of the programme is to reduce the rate of malaria as well as maternal and child complications.
Dr Elizabeth Fatuyi, the Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre, Sango community in Agege, in her remarks thanked the club for their contributions annually in curbing malaria among the women.
Fatuyi added that the exercise had gone a long way in helping the mothers to ensure proper sanitation during and after pregnancy.
Mrs. Deborah Odea, one of the beneficiaries of the programme, thanked the club for their kind gesture.