A Non-Governmental Organisation, known as Integrated Health Programme, has donated medical equipment, worth millions of naira, to the Ebonyi Government.
The state Coordinator of the NGO, Dr Gladys Olisaeke, presented the items on Friday, when she led members of the group on a courtesy visit to the Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike, in Abakaliki.
Olisaeke said the equipment would be used for the training of health officers in the areas of family planning, maternal and child care. She also said the items would be distributed to the 198 health facilities designated for the training.
She said the project was being funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
Olisaeke said that records show that maternal, child mortality and morbidity were higher in Ebonyi compared to other states in the South-East.
Olisaeke said the IHP-sponsored USAID project would focus on maternal, newborn health, reproductive health, family planning and child health.
She said that these areas fell under the integrated management of childhood illnesses, routine immunization and nutrition.