Connect with us

Metro

Kwara Gov. champion advocacy against tuberculosis, leprosy  

Published

on

Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has called for concerted efforts to eradicate communicable diseases ravaging rural communities in the country. 

The Governor made the call while receiving delegates from Damien Foundation Belgium led by its country representative, Dr. Osman Eltayeb at Government House Ilorin On Monday.

Specifically, he said steps must be taken to eradicate diseases like Tuberculosis and leprosy in the environment stating that the diseases are directly linked to reduced productivity.

He noted that the responsibility of eradicating these communicable diseases is beyond what government can do alone, calling on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), corporate bodies and individuals to partner with government to eradicate the diseases. 

Alhaji Ahmed said the state has committed resources to support preventive cases and has made support available at the primary level of healthcare delivery system to ensure quality and adequate healthcare available across the State.

According to him, “our government has done so much on support for primary and secondary health and we are still planning to support tertiary health care for an improved healthcare delivery”.

Earlier, the country representative of Damien Foundation Belgium, Dr Osman Eltayeb said the NGO has been in the country since 1993 with the aim of eradicating Tuberculosis and Leprosy. He stated that the NGO is collaborating with Federal Ministry of Health to combat the Tuberculosis and Leprosy adding that Kwara State has been penciled down for capacity building on both diseases.

 

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

Politics2 hours ago

Wike faults conduct of Ekiti gubernatorial poll

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has described what transpired during the Ekiti governorship election as the worst political robbery...

Politics16 hours ago

Kwara APC berate Dep. Publicity Sec. over attack on Saraki

Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has cautioned Yekini Nabena, the Deputy National Publicity...

Politics17 hours ago

Obasanjo sends letter to Fayemi (READ DETAILS)

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday congratulated Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Below is the congratulatory letter addressed to...

Politics18 hours ago

PDP rejects results of Ekiti governorship election

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result of the Saturday Ekiti State governorship election as declared by the Independent National...

Politics19 hours ago

REVEALED……How PDP can win Osun guber poll—Oyinlola

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State,Prince Abimbola Oyinlola, has lamented the loss the party suffered at...

Politics20 hours ago

Buhari breaks silence on Adeosun’s alleged certificate forgery

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) demanding a thorough probe of the exemption certificate scandal...

Celebrities21 hours ago

Why I emulate Oluwo-—Reps Aspirant

The Oluomo of Feesu, a leading house of representatives aspirant from Iwo Federal Constituency, Chief Diekola Ismail Adefowope (DIA) has...

Politics21 hours ago

Saraki congratulates Fayemi over election victory

  Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on his...

Metro21 hours ago

Kwara commits N6.5billion to Water Reticulation

The Kwara State Government has disclosed that a total of N6.5billion had been expended on the Ilorin water reticulation project since...

Metro23 hours ago

Makaman Lafiagi grieves over Madakin Lafiagi mother’s death

  The Makaman Lafiagi and leading gubernatorial aspirant in the forthcoming general elections in Kwara State, Alhaji Tajudeen Audu, has commiserated with...

Advertisement

Copyright © 2017 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: