By Kemi Olatunde
Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Agency (OSPHCDA) has collaborated with the World Health Organization to commemorate 2023 World Health day.
Speaking at an event organised to mark the day, Permanent Secretary, OSPHCDA, Dr Francis Akanbiemu said the state government under the leadership of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu would continue to ensure that all residents of the state enjoy qualitative health care delivery.
Dr Akanbiemu who was represented by the Director, Disease Control and Immunization, Dr Victor Adefesoye said the World Health Organization has remained, reliable, credible and viable partners in the healthcare system of the state, assuring that the Agency would always collaborate with the organization to ensure qualitative health is available at the nooks and crannies of the state.
Akanbiemu described living healthy as a task that must be accomplished, stressing the need for all in the health sector to collaborate and support the Government and Partners to sensitise the people of the state on the importance of the day.
He therefore advised residents of the state to always take their health status seriously by going for regular health check, avoid self-medications and abide by advice of health Practitioners.
Also speaking, State Coordinator of World Health Organisation, Dr Dele David said the day is commemorated yearly to ensure health for all categories of people, old or young, male or female, able or disabled, poor or rich as well as people with all forms of ailments.
According to him, primary, secondary and tertiary facilities are expected to provide qualitative medications at their respective facilities, noting that the World Health Organization would continue to support health sector to secure minimum level of health for everyone.
April 7 of every year marks the celebration of World Health Day, from its inception at the first Health assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has helped to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the world Health organisation.
The Year 2023 world Health organisation day with the theme: “Health For All” marks the 75th year of the celebration across the globe and in Ondo state sensitization walk across some Streets in Akure metropolis by staff of World Health organisation and Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Agency was the highlight of the event.