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NGOs urged to reposition health sector

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NON Governmental Organizations and development partners have been called upon to help the state in repositioning its health sector.

The Executive Secretary, Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu, made this statement during the commissioning of renovated Primary Health Care Centre, Okpoko ward one and Christ Church Helath Post Onitsha, these were done by a Non Governmental Organization. The Challenge Initiative, TCI.

Commissioning the two health facilities on behalf of the State Government, Dr Ezenyimulu thanked them for the wonderful work they are doing in the State Health Sector, especially in the area of family planning.

Dr Ezenyimulu called on other NGOs and Development Partners in the state to emulate TCI in uplifting and repositioning of the State Health Sector to meet with the international standard as Governor Willie Obiano administration is open to welcome them at all times.

The State Coordinator, Family Planning Initiative, Mrs Stella Ekweozo gave a lecture about Family Planning, various methods and all the necessary gains associated with it and urged mothers to key into the system in order to have child spacing, healthy living, sound health as well as help to prevent over population in the country.

The Challenge Initiative, TCI is a Non Governmental Organization in Nigeria that is supporting family planning implementation with the aim of increasing contraceptive prevalence rate.

Their overall goal is to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, prevent unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions and equally give technical support to the government so that they can implement high impact on health issues.

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