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JHPIEGO, Ebonyi Collaborate To Enhance Healthcare Delivery

The Ebonyi State government has partnered with the JHPIEGO programme to implement and enhance the healthcare delivery system within the state.

Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi, made the remarks in Abakaliki during an official working visit to Nigeria by Dr Leslie Mancuso, President and Chief Executive of JHPIEGO.

Jhpiego, an International Organisation, is an affiliate of John Hopkins University in the U.S. The organisation is funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Organisation has been working in 155 countries over 50 years to prevent the needless deaths of women, and their families, saving lives, improving health, and transforming futures.

Governor Nwifuru stated that “JHPIEGO’s commitments to improve the health condition of Ebonyi people through its programme has encouraged me to be fully in support as a government.

“Jhpiego had supported the government through several projects such as reproductive health and healthcare delivery in the state. We saw first-hand the work of our indigenous implementing partners as well as project beneficiaries’ testimonies.

“This gives us confidence and courage to continue to advocate for more funding to continue. We are satisfied with the level of commitment from all,” he said.

The State Coordinator, World Health Organisation, Dr Vivian Ibeziako, commended all partners in the state for their unwavering commitment, expertise, and resilience in promoting the healthcare of the people.

Ibeziako, represented by Simisola Adedeji, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the organisation, appreciated JHPIEGO for its contribution towards strengthening health systems and women empowerment in the state.

“Our collective dedication to the improvement of public health outcomes is truly inspiring,” Ibeziako said.

According to Mr. Adetiloye Oniyire, the JHPIEGO Country Director, the company has implemented and is currently implementing several successful projects across health and social development needs.