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Stakeholders charge health workers on accurate data

By Kemi Olatunde

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Stakeholders in the health sector have been called upon to take charge of health programmes through provision of accurate data for qualitative health care delivery.

State’s AIDs Programme Coordinator, Adeyemi Taiwo made the call while speaking at a review meeting of APIN Ondo Fiscal Year 2024 ART/TB programme in Akure on Thursday.

According to her, they must improve on the services to the people so as to guarantee an improved health status of residents.

In her opening remarks, Head of Office, APIN Ondo, Dr. Folake Adurogbola while expressing appreciation to stakeholders for their support stated that it is important that they evaluate their performance and identify challenges so as to tackle them.

Dr. Chidiebele Edeh of APIN, a Public Health NGO committed to a reduced disease burden and impact mitigation in Nigeria, while speaking on the event’s objectives said that it aimed at reviewing the state programme performance in FY24 across key performance indicators showcasing performance on road map to epidemic control, provide updates on emerging and new programme directions across key thematic areas, strengthen state ownership towards programme sustainability goals and also strengthen stakeholders’ involvement in sustaining quality of care and service integration.

In his presentation on fiscal year 2024 target and case findings strategies, Dr. Kelvin Ezechiedo identify challenges confronting it to include; difficulty reaching some clients due to unreachable contact phone numbers, testing children of disordered couple, difficulty in accessing remote communities as well as increasing transportation cost.

He stressed the need to engage stakeholders of health facilities and gate keepers for inventory, greater participation of community groups, introduce integrated health service approach to increase update and the use of piadiatric data to take testing decision as the strategies to optimize paediatrics and adolescent case findings, linkage and retention.

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