By Sammeni Kamsobbi
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Umaru has made case on the need for a screening Centre for Cervical Cancer to save the lives of the citizens especially women and girls.
The Governor threw the challenge at the inception meeting of stakeholders on the reproductive health and pandemic resilience project, specifically to the inaugurated State Project Coordination Committee Members.
The official flag off of the Project and inauguration of Coordination Committee Members in Adamawa was organized by the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Mariestopes International (MSI) Nigeria reproductive choices. The event took place on Thursday 07th September, 2023 at the Government House Banquet Hall.
While Inaugurating the coordination Committee Members, Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri represented by his Deputy Professor Kaletapwa Farauta commended all Development Partners for their interventions in Adamawa, assuring Government's readiness to sustain the partnership and provide an enabling environment for successful implementation of their projects.
Governor Fintiri assured that the fresh air government cannot afford to renege on its mandate and promise of providing quality and affordable health care delivery.
Having expressed worry that many have ignorantly lost their lives through cervical cancer, maternal mortality he tasked the committee to intensify effort towards raising awareness in nooks and cranny of the state and also ensure the provision of screening Centre for that purpose to change the ugly narrative.
The Committee Members inaugurated were; the Commissioner for Health, Felix Tangwami, the Executive Chairman, Primary HealthCare Development Agency Dr. Suleiman Bashir, Director Planning and Research, Primary healthCare Development Agency, Dr. Paul Malgwa, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development amongts others.
Ealier in his welcome remark, the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Health, Chief Felix Tangwami thanked Governor Fintiri for his support towards any intervention that has to do with the health of the citizens in view of the fact that health means everything.
He revealed that the project funded by German Government focuses on delivery of sexual and reproductive services, such as sexual and gender based violence, menstrual hygiene, cancer screening and treatment among others.
The Country Director MSI Nigeria, Emmanuel Ajah also explained that the program is aimed at improving the health of the citizens especially women and girl child, hence the need for sustained partnership with Government for successful implementation of the project in the state.
He saluted the support MSI enjoys from the State Government since it started in Adamawa, reiterating that the successes recorded was made possible with the support and cooperation of the fresh air Government.
According to him, the project aimed among others to reduce maternal mortality, encourage family planning among others.