The Kwara State Government has commended the commitment of health partners in the State to the success of the Malaria Intervention Programme of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Raji Razaq made the commendation in his office while receiving in audience the team of a delegation comprising members from the National Malaria Elimination Programme, Global Fund, Society for Family Health and the Association of Civil Society Organization on Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrion (ACOMIN).
Dr. Razaq disclosed that the implementing partners have been wooed by the state government’s huge investment through provision of fund, and dedicated human resources towards eliminating malaria in the State.
“Your roles as partners from the National, Global Fund and other collaborating NGOs are key to our administration’s success towards eliminating malaria in Kwara State”, the Commissioner said.
He told the health partners the various actions taken by the State Government to ensure that health-care delivery services are brought to the doorstep of all citizens irrespective of wherever they reside, most especially malaria, which has become endemic in the country.
Earlier, the National Coordinator of National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), from the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Eze Nelson had appreciated the contributions of the Kwara State Government at the just concluded Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Programme and its plans towards achieving greater outcomes in the subsequent years.
Dr. Nelson appealed to Gov. AbdulRazaq not to rest on his oars in delivering quality health care services to the good people of Kwara State.
He assured the Commissioner that the health partners will not relent in supporting the Kwara State Government in their future malaria elimination programme activities.