Malleh Village – Kenema District,
January 27, 2024.
In a well-attended event that attracted the presence of PC Sadiq Kapuwa, Chief Brima Swaray, Hon. Alice Kornya Sandy, Resident Minister East, District Medical Officer Mr. Bernard Grant, Constituency Chairman, Parliamentary representatives, Women’s Leader Hawa Foray and Chairman A Level Sesay, First Lady Dr. Fatima Maada Bio has officially unveiled the Fatima Jabbe Maada Bio Maternal Health Centre at the Malleh Village.
The commissioning of the Maternal Health Center is a significant development aimed at addressing the healthcare needs of expectant mothers and improving maternal health outcomes in the community.
Playing a crucial role in promoting safe motherhood and reducing maternal mortality rates, this facility offers a range of services, including antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, emergency obstetric care, and postnatal support. By providing access to quality maternal healthcare services, such centers contribute to the well-being of mothers and their newborns, ultimately leading to healthier communities.
During the commissioning event at Malleh Village, Her Excellency delivered a compassionate and impactful speech, emphasizing the importance of maternal health and the significance of the new health center in improving healthcare for women and children in the community.She highlighted the need for accessible and quality healthcare services for expectant mothers and stressed the role of the health center in reducing maternal mortality rates. Her speech resonated with the audience and underscored the government’s commitment to addressing maternal health challenges.
She further expressed gratitude to all stakeholders involved in the establishment of the maternal health center, especially Chief Brima Swaray and Hon. Alice Kornya Sandy, recognizing their contributions to advancing healthcare in Sierra Leone. She called for continued collaboration and support to ensure that the facility effectively serves its purpose and positively impacts the lives of women and children in Malleh Village and surrounding areas.
Her Excellency the First Lady, briefly explains the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Law that enhances gender parity and also mentions her efforts in the fight against teenage pregnancy, urging all to collectively and actively stand and fight against this menace that has become a new normal.
In conclusion, Her Excellency’s speech also served as a call to action, urging community members, healthcare professionals, and policymakers to work together towards improving maternal and child health outcomes.
Strategic Communications Division,
Office of the First Lady,
Republic of Sierra Leone.