The World Health Organisation’s Coordinator in Adamawa, Semeeh Omoleke on Tuesday in Yola said the global health body made a donation of assorted Infectious Prevention Control materials to 42 Primary Healthcare Centres in Adamawa State.
Omoleke who was represented by Mr. Katuga Emmanuel, WHO’s National Immunisation Officer, noted that the items donated were meant to safeguard the health of the populace in communities across the state.
He lauded the management of the healthcare centres for ensuring effective utilisation of the kits earlier provided to them and urged them to sustain the tempo.
According to Omoleke, “we have distributed this material before, this is additional supply we are giving to you, all to safeguard the health of our populace in your various communities.
“It is not only for Covid-19, we want to ensure that all our populace is prevented from all diseases.
“Cholera just affected us and it is still ongoing, so our health workers should use these materials to ensure they and their patients are protected,’’ he said.
In his remarks, Dr. Bashir Ahmed, Executive Chairman, Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, commended the gesture and pledged to ensure judicious use of the donated items, adding that the gesture would assist to stem the spread of cholera in the state.
He also commended the UN health agency for its interventions in the health sector, adding that it impacted positively on enhancing quality healthcare service delivery in the state.
It was gathered that the materials donated includes isolation gowns, boots, antiseptics, gloves, among others.