Connect with us


Ekiti Wins Best Performing State Disease Surveillance Award In Nigeria



Ekiti Wins Best Performing State Disease Surveillance Award In Nigeria
Ekiti Wins Best Performing State Disease Surveillance Award In Nigeria

Ekiti State has been given an Award of Excellence as the best performing state in Nigeria on Disease Surveillance at the 4th Annual Disease Surveillance meeting of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) .

The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani who made this known to journalists in Ado Ekiti said that the state earned the award through the commitment and untiring efforts of the Ekiti State government and the support of the leadership and staff of the state’s Ministry of Health at ensuring health security of Ekiti residents.

READ ALSO  Global Citizen Partners Lagos Govt, Access Bank To Fight Poverty

Filani explained that the state had invested in health security through various projects including building a Molecular Laboratory to enable quick and accurate diagnosis and analysis of samples.

He added that the state has expanded its Covid-19 samples collection centres from 16 to 145 across all the local government areas of the state which had made Covid testing very accessible to all residents in the state.

“We have decentralized our Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) functions to all the 16 Local Governments to further strengthen our early warning systems and Surveillance, “he stated.

READ ALSO  Abductors Of Delta Professor Demand N50m Ransom

While commending state government and the leadership of the ministry of health for providing the enabling environment, technical and financial support to achieve such great feat, the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Akinjide Akinleye, revealed that several performance management initiatives were introduced to improve coordination, facilitate knowledge sharing and quick decision making.

Akinleye added that routine review meetings at both Local government and state levels provided an avenue to critically analyze data and identify areas of concern in order to align policy decisions and activities to targets and set objectives.

READ ALSO  ECOWAS, Diplomatic Corps Strategize On Peace, Security In West Africa

The Director General Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa who presided over the meeting noted that Ekiti State emerged first as the best performing state across country stating that all indicators used to measure performance showed that Ekiti scores highest mark in Disease surveillance in Nigeria in the year under review.


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Follow Us on Facebook

Get Stories Via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe Celebrity Gig Magazine and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 228,547 other subscribers


%d bloggers like this:
Ads Blocker Image Powered by Code Help Pro

Ads Blocker Detected!!!

We have detected that you are using extensions to block ads. Please support us by disabling these ads blocker.

Powered By
CHP Adblock Detector Plugin | Codehelppro