Akwa Ibom govt to fund 231 health centres in fight against NTDs
The health commissioner in Akwa Ibom blamed the prevalence of neglected tropical diseases in the state to poverty, poor hygiene and common low-income populations.
January 28, 20222 min readThe Akwa Ibom State Government said it would fund 231 primary healthcare centres to tackle rising cases ofNeglected Tropical Diseases(NTDs) in the state.The Commissioner for Health, Augustine Umoh, disclosed this at a press conference on Friday, as part of the activities marking the 2022 World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day.
Mr Umoh listed “ongoing efforts by the government” to reactivate the primary healthcare sector as one of the steps to tackle NTDs in the state.The state government has earmarked the 231 primary health centres to benefit from funds made available to revamp the sector, he added.
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by January 28, 2022 2 min read The Akwa Ibom State Government said it would fund 231 primary healthcare centres to tackle rising cases of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the state.respectively in the Government House.Lovina Anthony An Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo, the state capital, has disclosed its resolve to adopt a ‘no case submission’ in the ongoing electoral fraud case against Professor Ignatius Uduk of the department of Physical and Health Education, University of Uyo, Uyo.Published 28 January 2022 Countering corruption is not only a key concern in Nigeria but also a core United States national security priority for the President Joe Biden administration, US Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, has said.
The Commissioner for Health, Augustine Umoh, disclosed this at a press conference on Friday, as part of the activities marking the 2022 World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day. Mr Umoh listed “ongoing efforts by the government” to reactivate the primary healthcare sector as one of the steps to tackle NTDs in the state.” The photos show the politicians in a jolly mood, with Fayemi saying it demonstrates politics without bitterness. The state government has earmarked the 231 primary health centres to benefit from funds made available to revamp the sector, he added. This came following the conclusion of prosecution by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The commissioner blamed the prevalence of neglected tropical diseases in the state to poverty, poor hygiene and common low-income populations. Both Governors Udom and Badaru came to conduct gubernatorial primaries in Ekiti. “According to the World Health Organisation ( WHO ), NTDs were prevalent in areas with a high level of poverty, poor sanitation, poor access to potable water supply, poor housing conditions and poor access to qualitative health care services and ignorance,” Mr Umoh said.com puts the power to report corruption in the hands of the Nigerian people.
The commissioner said that in 2019, the Akwa Ibom State Government NTDS programme achieved 75 per cent therapeutic coverage in the five highest burden NTDs. After hot exchanges and political disagreements, it’s possible to disagree without being disagreeable. Clement Onwuenwunor, at a resumed hearing, called four Supervisory Presiding Officers (SPOs) of INEC as witnesses. He said a lot of work still needed to be done in the area of sensitisation on the need for proper environmental sanitation and improved personal hygiene. According to him, open defecation, drinking of unclean potable water were causes of neglected tropical diseases.” Read Also. “Furthermore, to give credence to the giant strides being recorded by the state in the fight against NTDs, in the second week of February 2021 a Pre-Transmission Assessment Survey (TAS) was conducted in Uruan LGA. Also, the third Prosecution Witness (PW3) Mr. “The local government, a Lymphatic Filariasis endemic LGA, passed the survey carried out by the Federal Ministry of Health. Consulate, Religious Leaders Launch Anti-Corruption Website’.
ALSO READ: Expert calls for collaboration to eliminate NTDs in Akwa Ibom “It is instructive to note that was the first time such an exercise was being conducted in the state. “A similar survey had also been conducted in Eastern-Obolo, Etim Ekpo and Ikot Ekpene LGAs of the state about a week ago. The trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang, therefore, adjourned the case till February 24, 2022, for the adoption of ‘no case submission’ On why he resolved to file a ‘no case submission’ after the close of the prosecution case, the Defence Lawyer, Mr. “It is our hope that when the results are released by the Federal Ministry of Health, the state will still pass,” he said. (NAN) .