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Ogun trains health workers on effective PHC delivery 

The Ogun state government in a bid to improving primary healthcare system has trained not less than 100 frontline health workers in the state.

The training tagged  ‘Train the trainers’ was organised by the state Primary Health Care Development Board and Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA).

Speaking at the training held in Ijebu Ode, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, said  the Abiodun-led administration was committed to improving primary healthcare system in the state by renovating and equipping health centres across the Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state.

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The Commissioner disclosed that general health and eye care had also being incorporated into maternal and child health care sector.

 “Governor Abiodun has taken primary health as a priority to improve and strengthen the primary health system. He has renovated Primary Health Centres (PHCs) across the LGAs and also equipped them with modern equipment, ensure adequate power supply, quality drugs, tricycle ambulances, to ease transportation in case of emergencies or referrals”, she said.

 She maintained that the federal government was committed to the health sector through his ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda, which led to the training of 120 frontline health workers across the country, adding the state was a recipient of the second batch of the programme.

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Earlier in his remarks, the South-West Zonal Director, NPHCDA, Mr. Rotimi Oyewole, said the training would widen the horizon of participants and improve the health system.

 Also speaking, Executive Secretary of the state Primary Healthcare Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola, appreciated the state government and all Development Partners in ensuring affordable and efficient health care delivery in the state, urging participants to make good use of the skills acquired for the development of the health sector in the state.

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 In their goodwill messages, representatives of Development Partners in the state, Dr. Catherine Bello from World Health Organization (WHO), Mrs. Florence Moloku from United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Pham. Michael Ohue of APIN Public Health Initiative and Mrs. Olajumoke Korede of Maristopes Health, lauded the initiative of the organisers, saying it was an important aspect of acquiring more skills and knowledge which would improve the standard of health care in the state.

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