Obasanjo pledges continuous support for healthcare policies as Cross River emerges zonal champions at 60th national council of health meeting

Obasanjo pledges continuous support for healthcare policies as Cross River emerges zonal champions at 60th national council of health meeting

- Former President Olusegun Obasano has pledged his continuous support and advocacy towards primary healthcare development in Nigeria

- Obasanjo made the pledge when he was visited by major stakeholders in the Nigerian health sector

- The stakeholders were in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital for the National Council of Health meeting

Former President Olusegun Obasano has pledged his continuous support and advocacy towards primary healthcare development in Nigeria.

Obasanjo made the pledge when he was visited by major stakeholders in the Nigerian health sector.

NAIJ.com gathered that the stakeholders were in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital for the National Council of Health meeting.

Cross River state emerges zonal champions at 60th national council of health meeting

Ex-President Obasanjo introduced the primary healthcare system in Nigeria. Source: Twitter

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Cross River state emerged as the zonal champions at the meeting tagged 2016/2017 Save One Million Lives Performance For Result ( SOM -PforR), which was the 60th edition.

Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole, led the council meeting, where the governor reemphasized his commitment to do more to improve health care in his state.

Dr Inyang Asibong, Cross River state commissioner for health was represented by the permanent secretary; ministry of health, Dr Joseph Bassey who presented three memos on behalf of the state.

The memos presented and approved for implementation by the council includes; innovative financing for health insurance and human resource memo, which will see NYSC doctors work in Primary Health Centres and Secondary Health Facilities.

Speaking at the meeting, the Director-General Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (CRS-PHCDA) Dr Betta Edu, thanked the forum for giving Cross River the hosting rights for the first National Primary Healthcare Summit in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Alma Ata PHC declaration to be held in the state early next year.

Dr Edu said arrangements are top gear for all machineries to be put in place to ensure a hitch-free and successful hosting of the first ever National Primary Healthcare Summit in Nigeria.

She noted that the hosting would provide a veritable platform for the state to showcase its tremendous achievements, particularly in the health sector to the world and also interface with key stakeholders and practitioners with a view to provide better health for all.

Cross River state emerges zonal champions at 60th national council of health meeting

Dr Edu, changing the face of Cross River's primary healthcare through 'Ayade Care'. Source: Cross River state government

She went on to brief the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shaibu on her performance index at the helm of affairs of the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency.

“Recently we commissioned our administrative office with equipped cold store for vaccines distribution. It is worthy to note that the State has been renovating and building Primary Healthcare Centers across the state under the One Functional PHC per ward policy aimed at improving our healthcare services to the common people in rural communities,” she said.

In another development, an environmentalist and businessman, Gills Gilbert Nyanganji has raised an alarm over his challenges in Taraba state.

In an email sent to NAIJ.com, Nyanganji who is also a wildlife expert from Sardauna local government area of the state, says his efforts to rehabilitate the Mohammadu Gembu stadium has been frustrated.

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