A health initiative organisation, HACEY, has donated health commodities worth millions of naira to the Oyo State government, to reduce malaria mortality in pregnant women in the area.
The organisation also presented a new data management system to the state, to reduce the waiting time in health facilities.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Soji Adeyanju, who received the items on behalf of the Commissioner of Health in Oyo State, Dr Oluwaserimi,
thanked HACEY for the gesture.
He promised to ensure judicious use of the equipment in the health facilities.
“We appreciate you, because HACEY is known for one thing, qualitative health impact delivery in Nigeria and of course in Africa.
“Let me also say that, the commodities given to us today will be used appropriately to ensure that our people benefit from this donation.
“I know when we strengthen the services at local government level, there will be less burden at the secondary and of course at the tertiary level,” Ajetunmobi said.
Also, the Executive Secretary, Oyo State Primary Health Care Board, Dr Muideen Olatunji promised that the items would not be wasted, but used for the purpose for which they have been donated.
“This intervention they are giving us at this point in time, is another way of strengthening the system that we are working towards achieving and the state will be better for it.
“I can assure HACEY On behalf of my team, that whatever you do will not be a waste, it will showcase what you’ve done.
“And, you can be able to beat your chest that you actually worked with a formidable team that is very resilient and industrious and it will give the best account of whatever you invested.
“So, I can assure you there will be results for the investment and it shall be better for it,” Olatunji stated.
Executive Director For HACEY, Rhoda Robinson, said that by contributing the health commodities to the state, it would promote access to affordable and quality health care services for rural communities.
“We are looking forward to expanding our reach and expanding the impact of this project to cover not just Ante Natal Care but other aspect of maternal health care and health care as a whole.
“This includes post natal care, immunisation and the likes and ensuring that we are also able to contribute improved quality and healthy care delivery within the state,” Robinson said.
The resource person, Emmanuel Oni, explained that the data management dashboard presented to the state, would strengthen data collection.
“It helps in strengthening data collection and management at primary health care level.
“, Basically, it allows health care workers to organise records and also store the records on electric system that is free from damage by natural hazard,” Oni said.