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Coordinator, Mercygate Foundation, Barr. Lilian Eserinune (4th left), Matron of Oshimili South Local Government Primary Health Care Centre, Cablepoint (3rd right) with some nursing mothers during the distribution of relief materials by the NGO as part of the 2020 International Women's Day Celebration


International Women’s Day 2020: Mercygate Foundation Fetes Nursing Mothers, Pregnant Women

In the spirit of the International Women’s Day 2020 Celebration and as part of its humanitarian service, the MercyGate Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization championed by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor has distributed several relief materials to nursing mothers and pregnant women in the State.

The distribution of the relief materials by MercyGate Foundation to the beneficiaries mostly nursing mothers at the Cable Point Primary Health Care Centre, Oshimili South local Government who were at the Primary Health facility for their weekly routine post-natal and anti-natal visits elicited excitement amongst the recipients.

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Items distributed to the enthusiastic nursing mothers and pregnant women who thanked the founder of Mercygate Foundation for the initiative include different sizes of baby diapers, wipes, and sanitary pads amongst others.

Barr. Lilian Eserinune, Coordinator, Mercygate Foundation who spoke on behalf of the Founder of the NGO, Mr. Peter Mrakpor said the maiden edition of the scheme tagged “Nursing Mothers Aid Scheme” was flagged off in April, 2019 in Primary Health Care Centres in Ughelli South Local Government Area where similar items including sanitary towels, antiseptics, mosquito treated nets amongst others were freely disbursed to over 400 beneficiaries as part of the foundation humanitarian service in promoting the welfare of nursing mothers and pregnant women in the State.

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The Coordinator who disclosed that the exercise which was in commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day Celebration, celebrated globally to promote and raise awareness of women’s rights, stated that the distribution exercise was expected to continue in other primary, secondary and tertiary health care centres  in the State and called on public spirit individuals, cooperate organizations and other well- meaning Nigerians to embark on humanitarian service to put smile on the faces of the people especially the poor and the needy.

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