The kits which aim at mitigating complexities associated with the ailments were presented as part of the assistance to the President’s wife who has continued with intervention in Health and women related concerns.
The test kits will be used to screen pregnant women to know their status for appropriate therapies that will eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV ,syphilis and infant mortality .
While receiving the kits, Mrs. Buhari said that the kits will reduce the associated burden of search for cure of those ailments that pose a threat to the lives of women and children who are most vulnerable in the society .
She said that her programme, Future Assured initiative, will ensure appropriate utilization among beneficiaries while implementing agencies will be monitored and articulated for further action to improve the well being of women and children in the society .
The wife of the President commended the organization for donating the facility which will help In various ways to enhance the health status of Nigerians.
This was even as the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole said that the donation of the kits was timely considering the passion of the Wife of the President for good Health of Mothers and children in the country.
Professor Adewole said that government is making efforts to scale up the momentum of dual elimination of HIV and Syphilis even as he expressed appreciation to the office of African first ladies for paying attention to the plight of mothers and children in conjunction with other stakeholders.
In her remarks, the Alere Healthcare Regional Director for west Africa, Mrs. Josephine Chukwuemeka said that their mission was to reach an additional 500,000 pregnant women, infants, adolescents and other vulnerable groups with screening and prevention services. [myad]