Edo State Primary Healthcare Development Agency emerged as the 1st runner-up in a Primary Healthcare Challenge

Edo State 1st Runner-Up Position in South-South Zone of Primary Healthcare Challenge

In a remarkable feat of meticulous planning and execution, the Edo State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has emerged as the 1st runner-up in the fiercely contested South-South zone of the prestigious Primary Healthcare Challenge. The competition, organized by the Nigerian Governors Forum in collaboration with the Dangote Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and UNICEF, aimed to recognize and reward outstanding efforts in improving primary healthcare services across Nigeria. As a result of their exceptional performance, the Edo State agency has been awarded a substantial cash prize of $400,000.

This resounding victory serves as a testament to the Edo State’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that every household in the state has access to high-quality and affordable healthcare services, in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Agency’s well-thought-out strategies and relentless pursuit of excellence have propelled them to the forefront of healthcare provision in the region.

Under the leadership of the Edo State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, significant strides have been made in bolstering the healthcare infrastructure, enhancing service delivery, and promoting community engagement. The agency’s comprehensive approach encompasses preventive healthcare measures, prompt diagnosis and treatment, as well as robust health education initiatives. By prioritizing the welfare and wellbeing of its citizens, Edo State has set a commendable benchmark for other states to follow.

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The Primary Healthcare Challenge evaluated various parameters, including immunization coverage, maternal and child health services, disease surveillance, and community participation. Edo State’s outstanding performance across these domains highlights their effectiveness in implementing innovative strategies that address the healthcare needs of all segments of society.

This impressive achievement serves as an inspiration for other states and stakeholders within the healthcare sector to redouble their efforts in providing accessible, efficient, and equitable primary healthcare services. The Edo State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has set a shining example of what can be accomplished through visionary leadership, strategic planning, and strong partnerships.

The $400,000 cash prize awarded to the agency will undoubtedly be utilized to further bolster the healthcare infrastructure, improve the quality of services, and expand the reach of primary healthcare in Edo State. It will serve as a catalyst for the agency’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that the state’s residents have access to the best possible healthcare, thereby contributing to the overall improvement of public health in Nigeria.

As the Edo State celebrates this well-deserved recognition, they remain dedicated to their mission of leaving no one behind in the pursuit of accessible and affordable healthcare services. Their remarkable achievement serves as a beacon of hope and a catalyst for positive change in the Nigerian healthcare landscape.