FIRST LADY CONTINUES TO CONSOLIDATE CARMMA THROUGH THE DISTRIBUTION OF MORE BABY PACKS TO HOSPITALS. PDF Print E-mail
baby packFirst Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Sia Koroma continues on her follow-up activities since the launch of the Campaign on the accelerated reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). The Office of the First Lady initiated the production and distribution of baby packs as a way of encouraging institutional delivery, and a key strategy in reducing maternal related problems in Sierra Leone. The package contains the immediate items that are needed for the mother and the new born baby. This timely gesture was again extended to the Rokupa Government hospital on the 31st of July 2012 in the East part of Freetown. Among the general medical items were: Surgical plastics, shoe cover, towels, scrubbing set, theatre trays, cups, bowls, and several other medical equipment. Receiving the supply on behalf of the hospital, the medical superintendent, Dr. Matilda King expressed gratitude to the First Lady, as this is not their first time of benefiting from such a lifesaving venture. She testified that they can boast of not having up to 5 death cases since the baby pack and free health care was launched. Dr. King encouraged the First Lady to continue her humanitarian service of saving vulnerable women and children in Sierra Leone. Representatives from the Office of the First Lady assured the hospital management of the First Lady’s continued support and partnership with health providers in order to promote safe motherhood in Sierra Leone. The Distribution of baby packs climaxed the occasion.