Make your Health a Priority, Abia NOA Charges Women During August Meeting.

Abia State Director National Orientation Agency (NOA) Dr Mrs Ngozi Okechukwu has described the annual home coming of women in the South East  popularly known as August meeting as a veritable platform to showcase the critical role of women in various homes and communities.
Dr Mrs Ngozi Okechukwu, stated this at this year’s annual home coming of the women of Umuosu and Umuode Nsulu in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area, of Abia State.
The NOA Director noted that the August meeting has provided a forum for exchange of ideas as both those in diaspora and home interact to find ways for collective efforts aimed at developing their communities. 

Dr Ngozi Okechukwu middle.

According to Dr Okechukwu, NOA is using this year’s August meeting as  a platform to drive  home the message of risk Communication, community engagement on Covid19 and essential family practices. She disclosed  that National Orientation Agency in partnership with UNICEF, ministries  of Health, Information and other relevant government agencies are using this mass home coming of women to drive the message of  compliance to COVID-19 risk mitigation measures and COVID-19 vaccination, debunking rumours associated with the  safety of the vaccine and to ensure that by December 2021, at least over fifteen thousand women in Abia State must have been vaccinated.
In her lecture,  Mrs Ngozi Maduako of the State Ministry of information urged  the woman to continue to observe all the COVID-19 protocols, wearing of face mask, hand washing and social distancing.

Representative from Abia State primary Health Development Agency, Mrs Meg Onwu called for the acceptance and uptake of the COVID 19 vaccine as it is safe. 

Mrs Meg

On her part, Mrs Chinwe Eke spoke on the five Essential Family practices of  Antenatal care, immunization, Exclusive breastfeeding, hand washing and proper excreta disposal. 

Mrs Eke

Responding, the women leaders of  Umuosu and Umuode Nsulu, Mrs Nkechi Adiukwu and Mrs Blessing Ekpo commended the National Orientation Agency,UNICEF and other  government agencies for coming to sensitize the women. They stated that August meeting has assisted them to bring development in their areas, discuss issues affecting them and pledged on behalf of other women to support their husbands in the development of their communities.

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