The move was part of the administration’s efforts toward reducing the unfortunate incidences of mother to child transmission of HIV across the nation’s capital city, especially in the rural areas.
Bala Mohammed, FCT minister, who gave the hint in Abuja, explained that the trained 72 midwives are currently serving in the FCT Midwives Service Scheme.
He disclosed that the training was conducted in collaboration with UNICEF in preparation for scale up of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) services to the Public Health Centre facilities across the territory.
Mohammed disclosed that the FCT Primary Health Care Board has taken over five Public Health Centre facilities in Apo, Wasa, Shere, Pegi and Kubwa Owner Occupier Estate to serve as model.
He also disclosed that the FCT Administration has procured vaccine carriers to support routine and supplemental outreach vaccination activities.
To ensure that all residents are carried along in all government programmes and policies, a Task Force on Polio Eradication Initiative and Routine Immunization has been inaugurated by the FCT Administration to comprise the six Area Council Chairmen, FCT Graded Chiefs and Religious Leaders to mobilise the populace on the need for Polio Eradication and Routine Immunisation.