The Federal Government, through its Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, has provided cash incentives to pregnant women in Bayelsa State.
The pilot programme of the incentive, tagged, ‘Maternal and Child Health Conditional Cash Transfer,’ was inaugurated on Monday at Tombia Primary Health Care Centre, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.
Represented by Deputy Project Director, SURE-P MCH, Dr. Adetokunbo Oshin, Muhammad said the initiative was a means of encouraging pregnant women in the communities to embrace the scheme.
He said, “It is a means of encouraging pregnant women to go through the full continuum of care, which allows for safety during and after pregnancy for both mother and child.
“It is important to note that the SURE-P MCH programme is one of the main platforms by which we intend to save lives under the Saving One Million Lives Initiative.”
Muhammad said the CCT was part of the Federal Government’s efforts to improve maternal and child health outcomes in Nigeria under the SURE-P MCH programme.