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Women should patronise antenatal facilities
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Health News of Wednesday, 4 October 2006

Source: GNA

Women should patronise antenatal facilities

Adaklu Kodzobi (V/R), Oct. 4, GNA - Mr Philip Nani-Tome, a health worker has advised women in the rural areas to take antenatal and postnatal care seriously to reduce maternal and child mortality in their communities.

Mr Nani-Tome, Adaklu Anyigbe District Disease Control Officer, gave the advice at the weekend when he led a team from the District Health Directorate to inspect a three bedroom house released by Mr Matthew Wormenor, a resident, to be used as clinic at Adaklu Kodzobi. He said it was disheartening to hear that some women still refused to attend antenatal and postnatal clinics despite the government's huge investment in the sector.

Mr Nani-Tome said out of the 138 districts in the country, Adaklu Anyigbe District was the last in child health care, adding that the state of affairs painted a gloomy future for children there if the situation persisted.

He said to reverse the trend, the health authorities in the District had decided to establish health facilities in the communities and advised the people to patronise them.

Mrs Patience Nunoo, District Public Health Nurse, said family planning did not mean couples should not have children, but that they should space them and have the right number they could look after to become responsible persons.

Togbe Dzegblade IV, chief of the community thanked Mr Wormenor for the gesture and assured health workers that would be posted to the community of their safety and the cooperation of the citizens.

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