By Sunny A. Ijomah
The World Health Organization, WHO, has handed over office equipment worth millions of naira to Anambra State Government.
The office equipment which is for the Ministry of Health was received by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala on behalf of Anambra State Government.
Our correspondent reports that while receiving the items, Dr. Okpala who thanked the WHO and the European Union for their various interventions in Anambra State said that the health care strengthening project addresses the six basic building blocks which are: service delivery, availability of essential medications, governance and leadership, health financing, health information management and human resources.
He pointed out that what the WHO and the European Union have done is to help strengthen the blocks, so that the State will have a functional health care system.
Dr. Okpala revealed that Anambra State has become a shining beacon in health care financing in Nigeria and made it clear that the Ministry will ensure that the items which are meant to serve some of the building blocks, would be judiciously used with proper monitoring.
Earlier, the Anambra State Coordinator, World Health Organization, Dr. Chukwumuanya Igboekwu explained that the items supplied by the World Health Organization with Funding from the European Union, is in furtherance of strengthening the Anambra State Health Care System.