Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA) has pledged to collaborate with Bauchi Public Health Network, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) to address health related issues.
BSPHCDA to partner NGO on health Issues
From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
As part of its commitment towards enhancing the health status of its citizenry, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA) has pledged to collaborate with Bauchi Public Health Network, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) to address health related issues.
The Executive Chairman of the Agency, Dr. Rilwanu Muhammad who made the pledge when members of the NGO paid him an advocacy visit in his office recently, said in the previous years, the federal government introduced various policies on health but due to the non-involvement of communities the policies did not see the light of the day.
He assured his visitors of the unflinching support and cooperation of the agency in ensuring that health issues are addressed.
He, however, expressed concern over the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state, and called on the forum to assist by educating the public on the need to always wash their hands.
Earlier, the Chairperson of the NGO, Mrs. Bulak Afsa had expressed the forum’s commitment towards creating awareness on public health.
Mrs. Afsa said as journalists, it is necessary to inform and educate the people on various issues of public health.
In her remark, the Media Focal Person, Elizabeth Carr, said 18 journalists including information officers were trained by the Challenge Initiative and Development Communication Network to assist in carrying out campaigns on public health issues considering that these cannot be successful without mobilising the media.