Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, being decorated as the First Grand Patron of Medical Women s Association of Nigeria (Ogun State Chapter) by the Association s National President, Prof. Christiana Campbell during the inauguration of the Association Chapter in Abeokuta.
The Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Ogun State Chapter has been urged to make health-care delivery more effective by providing high quality service that is humane, efficient and affordable to improve human life.
The Wife of the State Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun said this during the formal inauguration of the Association at the Valley View Auditorium, Isale-Igbein, Abeokuta, noting that the inauguration was another call to service for female medical practitioners to contribute their quota towards the Mission to Rebuild Ogun State.
She appealed to members of the association to focus on intervention programmes like community-based health care and health awareness that could help reduced the need for some of the hospital bills, saying the state government would continue to map out strategies aimed at taking the health sector to the next level.
“As your motto indicates Matris animo currant (healing with the spirit of mother), you should strive to accomplish your Association’s mission of improving the health status of the entire society, especially as it concerns women and children, while encouraging the progress and relevance of female doctors,” she said.
The First Lady, who was honoured as the Association’s First Grand Patron at the occasion, noted that the health sector was an important area the present administration in the state was giving utmost priority and therefore challenged the Association to join hands with government to guarantee quality health care delivery.
In her acceptance speech as the first President of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) Ogun State Chapter, Dr. (Mrs.) Winifred Adenuga said the formation of MWAN in Ibadan in 1976 was to address the high rate of maternal and infant mortality in the country and the discriminatory attitude towards female doctors as well as the low esteem of women.
She pledged the readiness and determination of the present executive to wholly commit themselves to the principles and ideals of MWAN which includes the promotion of women’s health and improving the professional development and growth of all members.