USAID Develops Tuberculosis Situation Room for Anambra Govt

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The United States Agency for International Development, USAID’s Tuberculosis Data Impact Assessment and Communication Hub (DIAH) has handed over Tuberculosis Situation Room to Anambra State government.

Receiving the situation room on behalf of the state government, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike, who appreciated all the development partners for their support, noted that Anambra is doing well in TB management and surveillance.

Dr Obidike who disclosed that Anambra Tuberculosis Centre won four different awards last year, made it clear that Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s administration works with data and that the situation room will help to enhance the work of TB managers in the State. He equally assured that the facility will be adequately maintained.

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The Permanent Secretary, Anambra State Ministry of Health, Mrs Carol Njaka, stated that the situation room will help the state to scale up monitoring and detection of the disease, as well as compete favorably in TB management in Nigeria. She thanked the USAID for the support.

On his part, the Anambra state TB Project Manager, Dr Ugochukwu Chukwulobelu, who gave an overview of the situation room, explained that TB still remains a persistent global health challenge in low and middle class income countries. He added that the facility will provide them access to data from different places at once, as well as use it to achieve national strategic plan.

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Goodwill messages were presented by the World Health Organization, USAID, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, among others.

 

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