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Gynaecologists, health stakeholders urge sustenance of MDGs

By Oluwaseun Akingboye, Akure   |   10 October 2016   |   2:05 am
 Prof. Brian Adinma

SOGON President, Prof. Brian Adinma

The Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) and others have hinged the actualisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on the success attained in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

This was contained in a communiqué jointly issued by the SOGON President, Prof. Brian Adinma and the Secretary General, Dr. Chris Agboghoroma in Akure at the weekend after the 50th General Meeting and Scientific Conference, which commenced last Monday.

The communiqué said: “There is the need to maintain and improve on the momentum already gained in the pursuit of the MDGs, in achieving the SDGs.

“There is dire need of greater political will on the part of government in the formulation and implementation of policies to enhance maternal and newborn health.

“SOGON has commenced the Volunteer Obstetrician Scheme (VOS) and would ensure sustained commitment to its implementation nationwide as part of its contribution to improving maternal health.

“SOGON remains committed to ensuring that the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR), an initiative of SOGON is implemented in every state in the country

“The Government of Nigeria should ensure every graduating medical officer is placed in the housemanship programme without much delay.

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