In furtherance of our goal to promote women’s health, and to sensitize women at the grass root about issues affecting their health, CWHAD organized the 2014 edition of annual maternal health lecture series. The theme was ‘Malaria in Pregnancy: the way forward’. According to the lecture delivered by the Executive Director, Mrs. Helen Odega, Over 300,000 Nigerians die from malaria each year. An estimated 250,000 of these deaths are children younger than five. Malaria also contributes a significant 11% of maternal deaths in Nigeria.
The event held at the Dominion Towers Parish, R edeemed Chris tian Church Of God (RCCG), RD road, off Okporo road, Port Harcourt. A total of 25 pregnant women were in attendance at the lecture. A major high point of the event was the free malaria scr eening and the distribution of insecticide treated nets.