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Book early, mums told

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

EXPECTANT mothers have been advised by Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation Minister Dr Jiko Luveni to make bookings early so they can receive food vouchers.

In a talanoa session at Tovu on Totoya in Lau, Dr Luveni told villagers from Dravuwalu, Tovu, Udu and Ketei that in order for women to receive food vouchers to help them deliver healthy babies, it was important for them to attend clinics during the early stages of pregnancy.

"The food vouchers for pregnant mothers are especially for rural women and not so much for women who live in towns and within city boundaries," she said.

"Some rural women do not qualify for the voucher because they attend their clinics when they are just one month or weeks before their due date.

"We value your life and the life of your unborn baby, that is why you should know the government places a strong emphasis on your life as a mother and the life of your unborn child."

Dr Luveni said the government was also looking after the elderly population by providing pension for those at the age of 70 and above.


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