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JICA reiterates commitment to strengthen community health project


Abuja – The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Tuesday reiterated its commitment to collaborate with the Lagos State Government to implement the community health project it started in 2014.

Mrs Elizabeth Ejeregbe , the Agency’s Communications Officer, said this in a statement made available in Abuja.

Ejeregbe said that the Lagos State Ministry of Health, the state’s primary healthcare board and JICA started the project called ‘’Strengthening Pro-poor Community Health’’ in May 2014.

She said the project would be implemented up until 2018.

She noted that “the project is aimed at creating demand for primary healthcare services at the community level as one of the priorities of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]

“Reducing disparity in access to health between the wealthy and the less privileged is inevitable in reducing inequality.’’

The communications officer explained that the project would contribute toward ensuring that targeted communities in the Eti-osa Local Government Area of Lagos State accessed essential and quality healthcare services.

She also gave assurance that the project would be extended to other parts of the state.

Ejeregbe said that the Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) for the project was established to facilitate harmonisation among the health authorities involved in the project, the state officials, Federal Ministry of Health and JICA.

“The JCC will be meeting to endorse the work plan of the project and to review the progress, achievements of the project so far to take definitive actions for the smooth implementation of the project activities.’’

She said the meeting would be attended by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, the Special Adviser on Primary Health Care and the Chief Representative of JICA, who were key members of the JCC. (NAN)

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