The Lagos state government has reiterated its commitment to reducing Maternal and Child Mortality indices.

This was made known on Thursday during the commencement of the 2019 Maternal and Child Health Week.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi stated that the present administration was committed to providing interventions for maternal, newborn and childbirth.

“Maternal, perinatal and child health are the most important issues determining global and national well being,” he said.

Abayomi also revealed that the government was targeting 5000 mothers and children in various communities while stating that necessary materials have been procured and distributed to all local government areas in the state.

He added that 150 centres have been designated to support the already existing health facilities and 752 mobile teams deployed to ensure that medical services get to the nooks and crannies of the state.

The permanent secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, who was also in attendance appealed to mothers and caregivers to utilise protective health services to reduce maternal and child mortality.

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