Hajia Namadi Emphasizes Genotype Screening in Jigawa

Hajia Namadi

Jigawa State’s First Lady, Hajia Hadiza Umar Namadi, has underscored the importance of genotype screening for prospective couples during her recent visits to healthcare facilities in the state.

Her visits to Rasheed Shekoni Teaching Hospital and Jahun General Hospital in Dutse and Jahun LGAs of Jigawa State aimed to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) infection, which contribute to maternal and child mortality rates.

Mrs. Namadi emphasized the necessity of preventive measures against these conditions and strongly advised young couples to prioritize genotype testing before making marriage arrangements. She also urged parents to refrain from marrying off their daughters at an early age.

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Governor Mallam Umar Namadi’s administration has been proactive in addressing these health challenges, introducing initiatives such as free girl-child education and free VVF surgery in the state. As a demonstration of her commitment to the well-being of the people, Mrs. Namadi generously donated food items and essential materials to the patients during her visit.

 

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