Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Wife of Anambra State Governor Offers Free Medical Care to Deformed Children

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The wife of the governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano
has called on women whose children have cleft lip and cleft palate
deformities to come forward and take advantage of the free surgery her pet
project, Caring Family Enhancement initiative (CAFÉ), is sponsoring at the
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi.

The governor’s wife made the call when she visited the hospital on Monday
to assess progress of the children under-going surgery for cleft palate

Mrs. Obiano told the women who converged with their babies at NAUTH, Nnewi
that the corrective surgery will restore smiles and healthy life to their
babies who would thereafter eat well with ease. She advised the women to
listen to the nurses on how to take care of the babies after the surgery.

According to Mrs. Obiano, “You must know how to feed the babies to avoid
infection. Always give them balanced diets to enable them grow healthy.
Cleft lip is a mere birth abnormality which you now know can be corrected;
therefore make sure you tell others who have children with such problem to
come forward. They do not have to pay to have their cleft lip and cleft
palate deformed children undergo the surgery.”

The founder and focal person of CAFÉ who reminded the women of the
significance of the International Women’s Day which was held Sunday,
and commended the efforts of the United Nations, and other global
organizations working for the promotion of rights of women, stressed the
need for the women to make effort to improve their families.

“In CAFÉ we train women in various vocations to acquire skills and also
empower them to be self-reliant. Do not sit on the fence and wait for
everything to fall on your lap, get something doing so that you can
contribute meaningfully to the good health and survival of your family.”
Mrs. Obiano added.

Mrs. Obiano said she founded CAFÉ as a non-profit, non-partisan pet project
which has mandate to care for the less privileged and reduce women-child
vulnerability while maintaining the dignity of the physically-challenged
amongst other programmes. She said that she has observed a high level of
commitment and dignity in labour amongst Anambra women-folks in the last
ten months she interacted and collaborated with some women groups in the
course of trying to create sustainable empowerment programmes for them in
communities across the state.

She explained that CAFÉ equally undertakes health outreach and provide
support to widows who are victims of violence and abuse while imploring for
the support of stakeholders for CAFÉ’s initiatives, and individual
contributions to impact positively on lives of women.”



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