CODE ADVOCATES PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR BETTER HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
…Sues for affordable health services in rural areas
The Anambra State chapter of an international non-profit organization, Connected development, CODE Follow the Money Lead Initiative has called for public/private partnership for better and affordable health care delivery in the state.
The statement was made by its Anambra State Lead Head, Amb. Uju Ananwude during a town hall meeting at Awka, the state capital.
Ananwude disclosed that CODE is building stronger institutions, collaborating with government agencies to deliver on improved public services and ensure health living.
“CODE also empower citizens by building the capacity of citizens on how to hold their elected representatives and government accountable.
“CODE aslo create access to information on by reaching platforms for dialogue and enabling informed debate between people and government,” The State Coordinator concluded.
Speaking at the town hall meeting, Director Community Healthcare services (DCHS) Dr. Frank Umeh, appreciated CODE for the giant strides in ensuring better and affordable Healthcare delivery in Anambra State.
Dr Umeh encouraged government/Community partnership to provide sustainable primary health care services to ensure that long live and healthy citizens.
The medical expert further stated that World Health Organization WHO, majorly concentrates on the primary health sector and enjoined the participants to utilize the information to access the health grants and other support.
The director further suggested that it will be important to organize stakeholders meeting as follow-up to the town hall meeting to ensure tackling the challenges as discussed.
Speaking at the town hall meeting, the Health Educator at the Anambra State Healthcare Development Agency, Mrs Uju Onwuegbuzina commended the effort of Ward Developement Chairman WDC and Officer in-Charge OIC to draw attention of government and private sector to support basic Healthcare delivery in all communities for speedy examination and treatment of patients.
Onwuegbuzina enjoined the WDC and OIC to work closely towards sensitizing and seek for more avenues to attract funds for health care projects.
Ọnwụegbuzina urged Anambrarians to register at the Anambra State Health Insurance Agency, ASHIA for better and affordable health care delivery.