The Hon. Commissioner for Health, Dr B. V. A. Bello Receiving The Items From Prof. O. A. Ladipo, President /CEO of ARFH with Prof E. A. Bamigboye (Board member of ARFH) in the middle, Mrs A. O. Adefolaju (RCCE, Prog. Off.) behind Prof. The Ex. Sec. OYSPHCB, Dr. M. B. Olatunji (Second Right) & Focal person; GBV & FGM Mrs B. Olawoyin, (First Right)
Covid-19: UNFPA Donates PPE To Lagos, Ogun, Others
In its spirited effort to health providers in Nigeria, following the ongoing pandemic the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently donated some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to health care providers in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States of the country.
The donation, according to the UNFPA was an initiave channeled towards protecting health care givers, following the Covid-19 pandemic has seen the UNFPA take its fight to the nock and crannies of the country with other parts of the country soon to benefit from their kind gestures.
The project, which is being carried out in conjunction with the Civil Society Organization Engagement and Risk Communication and Community Engagement, RCCE also aims to prevent Gender Based Violence (GBV).
Amongst items donated to prevent and curtail the pandemic include: 8,000 short gloves, 67 Goggles amongst others to some Primary Health Centres (PHC) in the southwest parts of the country.
Another reason that was also given by the donor for the donation, was for health workers to continue to provide essential services to women and the vulnerable in the country.
Representatives of the beneficiary states applauded the donors for deeming it fit to come out and amelerirate the hardship of the health workers especially with the ravaging pandemic.
Dr. Erinosho Ashimu Eniola, Director, Medical Services and Disease Control, Lagos State Primary Health Care, was full of praises for the iniative adding that the donation would go a long way in helping health workers to do more.
Corroborating Dr. Eniola’s stand is Dr. Tomi Coker, Commissioner of Health, Ogun State. The Doctor said if other organisations can take a leaf from such initiative that the spread of the deadly virus could be curtailed. Reported By Adebobola Alawode