NPDC, SEPLAT partner in safe motherhood programme
THE Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, and Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, have concluded the 2016 edition of the SEPLAT Safe Motherhood Programme, held in Sapele, Delta State.
The two-week programme which sought to arrest the high incidence of maternal mortality in the country was part of the NPDC/SEPLAT’s corporate social investment programme in the company’s host and impact communities in Delta and Edo states. The SEPLAT Safe Motherhood first introduced in 2011 has gained wide popularity and acceptance due to its outstanding success rate and impact on expectant and nursing mothers resident in the communities. Speaking at the flag-off of this year’s programme, General Manager, External Affairs and Communications of SEPLAT, Dr. Chioma Nwachuku, said the objective of the SEPLAT Safe Motherhood programme “is to promote safe delivery for pregnant women and young mothers in the company’s operating communities,” adding that “every woman deserves a safe birth experience, and She explained that the programme was in alignment with the Nigerian independent operator’s values of safety of life and property and partnership with its host communities. The theme for this year’s initiative was ‘Child Spacing’ and it exposed women to the health benefits of child spacing.