Government at all levels, Civil Society Organisations, individuals and indeed all stakeholders were on Wednesday admonished to support the efforts of National Orientation Agency (NOA) at sustained awareness in handling crisis, emergencies and disasters.
The call was made by National Orientation Agency State Director, Mr. Olusegun Adeyemi during a courtesy visit by the Nigerian Red Cross association.
In his words ” all hands must be on deck in ensuring adequate awareness on the prevention of violence against health care during conflict and emergencies in the interest of all”.
Adeyemi also assured of the Agency’s readiness to ensure awareness is created to prevent violence against health care provider and also mitigate its consequences during conflicts and emergencies.
The NOA Director promised to use his good office and structure of the Agency to make sure that relevant stakeholders are contacted for the success of the campaign.
Nigerian Red Cross, Health Care in Danger Focal Person, Kwara Branch, Alhaji Duru Sulyman in his speech said that the Nigerian Red Cross Society can assess the humanitarian situation in terms of Health Care in a way that ensures it responds to existing medical needs in the most efficient manner.
Alhaji Duru also stated that the aim is to prevent violence against health care provider and mitigate its consequences during conflicts and emergencies.
He said the Health Care Endanger Program which is to create awareness for victims of crises and disaster areas will be in Phases such as Stakeholders Engagement Meeting, Workshop and Media Interaction and would last for a period of 3 months with target audience from the Health Care Personnel, Traditional Leaders, Religious Leaders, Media, Civil Society Organization and Youths.
Duru applauded the Agency on their continuous engagement to mobilize and sensitize citizens on government policies, programmes and activities and solicited for the Agency’s support and collaboration in ensuring the success of the campaign.