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Maternal death: FG to engage 100,000 CHIPS agents

As part of efforts at reducing was high rate of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria, the Federal Government said it was engaging 100,000 agents under the Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) programme.

This was revealed by the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, in Kaduna, yesterday.

 

CHIPS is a community- based programme where individuals with basic criteria including commitment, agility, connections would be selected by traditional institution to carry out basic medical needs of the people in their communities, diagnose and call on the next point of call when necessary.

 

Shuaib, who was speaking shortly after the first meeting with Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Health Care Delivery in Kaduna yesterday said that the development became necessary because Nigeria was losing about one million women and children to preventable medical conditions.

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