December 1, 2021


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90% of women with disabilities lack access to health services — NGO

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Heal Disability Initiative (HDI) has revealed that 90 per cent of women with disabilities lack access to Maternal, Newborn and Child Healthcare (MNCH) services in Bauchi State.

The Founder of HDI, Mr Maina Ayuba, attributed the data to a recent yet to be published survey on reproductive health among physically challenged women and girls in the state.

Ayuba said the women neither attended antenatal clinics, routine immunisation, family planning nor hospital delivery, explaining that this should be of concern in the bid to save the lives of mothers and babies. (NAN)