ONE Campaign, an international, non-partisan, non-profitable, advocacy and campaign organisation that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, through public awareness, among others, has recognized Enugu State as the second highest performing state in Primary Healthcare Service Delivery in Nigeria for 2019-2021.
Presenting the award of recognition to the Executive Secretary, Enugu State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ENSPHCDA), Dr. George Ugwu, the Country Director of One Campaign in Nigeria, Stanley Achonu, commended the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the excellent status of the primary healthcare system in the state. Achonu disclosed that ONE Campaign, which is also a global movement “pressuring political leaders to support policies and programmes that are saving lives and improving futures.” National Advocates for Health, Nigeria Health Watch, Public Private Development Centre, World Bank and other partners worked together in the ranking of the 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Achonu maintained that Enugu has done well in primary healthcare service delivery to deserving the award. He, therefore, commended Ugwuanyi for making primary healthcare a priority of his administration in the interest of residents of the state, especially those residing in the rural areas.
The Executive Secretary of ENSPHCDA, Ugwu, was equally applauded for the successes the agency has recorded so far, including its impact in safeguarding the health of residents of the state, especially in the fight against Yellow Fever, Cholera, COVID-19 pandemic, and all childhood related diseases, which earned Enugu the award.