The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF in collaboration with the Anambra State government, has built a comprehensive primary healthcare centre in Anambra West Local Government Area of the state.
The State government also promised to sustain its partnership with various development partners to enhance the rapid growth and development of the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike stated this when a team from the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF visited the newly renovated and rehabilitated Comprehensive Primary Healthcare Center, Umueze Anam, Anambra West LGA.
Dr Obidike applauded UNICEF and other development partners in the state for their support to Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s administration.
The Commissioner noted that the government’s openness and transparency were the reason for the cordial relationship between the state and its development partners.
He assured that Government was ready to welcome more development partners in the State so that accelerated social economic development could be enhanced.
Earlier the Head of the UNICEF team and Emergency Country Manager, Christiana Valderrama said that they visited the healthcare centre to ascertain the extent of renovation and rehabilitation work done.
She expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done at the centre, noting that UNICEF would sustain the partnership with Anambra state Government.
She also urged the people of Anambra West to always make inputs that will help UNICEF to serve them better.
The Transition Committee Chairman Anambra West Local Government Area, Mr Felix Ikechi, who was overwhelmed with joy over the project, thanked UNICEF and the state Government.
He noted that the gesture was one of the Governor’s Private Public Community Partnership models.
The TCC Chair commended the State Government for providing an enabling environment for the development partners to thrive, promising more similar projects in the local council.
The visiting team includes Health Specialist UNICEF Enugu Field Office, Dr Ifeyinwa Anyanyo; the Executive Secretary, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Pharmacist Chisom Uchem, represented by the Head of Department, Immunization and Disease Control in the Agency, Dr Nnamdi Uliagbafusi; the Head of Department, Planning, Research and Statistics in the ministry of health, Mrs Edith Nwachukwu, among others.
SOURCE: Voice of Nigeria