The Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, have donated Personal Protective Equipment to 54 primary health facilities in the Federal Capital Territory as part of response to the spread COVID-19.
The representative of the Chief Executive Officer of Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, Dr. Christine Ezenwafor, said the Federal Ministry of Health and the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, which was being funded from the World Diabetes Foundation is implementing a project tagged:the Diabetes Awareness and Care Project in the FCT and Imo state.
According to Ezenwafor, the project kicked off in the Federal Capital Territory since July, 2019, following the training of health workers from 54 health facilities in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and Bwari area councils respectively.
He explained that the Diabetes and Care Project was initiated to improve health outcomes by strengthening evidence based programming and policy through advocacy, education at the community level, sensitization of health workers, guideline development, training and performance evaluation among others.
He added that the 54 health facilities were provided with necessary equipment and tools in line with the objectives of the project.
“We are working in 54 primary healthcare across AMAC and Bwari area council. The project is a three project on diabetes and awareness creation in rural. we are providing PPE to all the 54 health facilities …This will be routinely provided on a quarterly basis”.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Administration, Minister of State for the FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, thanked the donors for contributing to the development of rural health facilities.
Dr Aliyu therefore used the medium to on called government agencies and other Non Governmental Organisations to assist the FCT Administration in healthcare delivery system.
Earlier, Acting Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo, noted that the donation would protect clients as well asf health workers.
Items donated include hand sanitizers, face masks, face shield, surgical gloves, safety boxes, glucometre strips, cotton wool, and Lancet.