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State Specialist Hospital Yola Will Continue To Get Drastic Reform – Fintiri

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Tuesday revealed that his administration will support any law that will make state specialist hospital, Yola autonomous and effective.

He disclosed this while granting audience to members of governoning board of State Specialist Hospital, Yola led by the Commissioner of health, Professor Abdullahi Isa.

The Governor recalled the pathetic condition of the health institution before the advent of his administration and vowed to continue to repositioning it to meet up the heath challenges of the people.

Fintiri said whatever service obtainable to keep healthcare services effective in the state will be vigorously pursued to make the sector one of the best in the country.

He expressed dismay on the recent protest in the hospital by some staff against the medical director whom he described as a committed person who was appointed based on merit for the period of 4 years.

Earlier, the spokesman of the delegation, Doctor Dauda Wadinga who is the medical director of State Specialist Hospital, Yola thanked Governor Fintiri for transforming the hospital.

He said the present administration has ensured sanitary condition of the health centre, resurcitated water, electricity and installed solar energy, as well as erected fence where necessary in the hospital among others.

Wadinga said the hospital is no longer transferring patients with highly complications to other states for referral services and asked for provision of more man power for the clinical services.

He saluted the Governor for building well equipped monecular laboratory that will address covid-19 among other diseases in addition to providing another dialises machine in the hospital.

He also solicited the Governor to renovate the hospital houses and provide utility vehicles for transporting staff and other services for effective service delivery.

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CS-SUNNs Lament High Risk Of Malnutrition, Advocate For Women Empowerment In Bauchi

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By Sani Adamu Hassan

Civili society scaling up nutrition in Nigeria Bauchi state chapter CS – SUNNs has lamented the high menance of malnutrition among Children in Nigeria despite achievement recorded by developmental partners in the sector.

The CS – SUNNs Secretary Bauchi State Mrs Dabis Mwalike stated this during a Press conference in Bauchi on Wednesday to mark it 10 years impact Project in Bauchi.

According to her, Malnutrition remain a concern considering it threat to children, public health and the development of Bauchi State and Nigeria.

Dabis Mwalike reveal that through advocacy efforts in nutrition budget line has been created through Community mobilization and engagements in achieving nutrition goals done as well as support of religious and traditional leaders in creating awareness for uptake of nutrition services.

She added that with partnership with donors, CS-SUNN has been implementing both nutrition specific and sensitive interventions, stressing that Community structures Mama2Mama CHIPS are effective in reaching communities with key nutrition messages and mobilizing communities for the uptake of nutrition services.

According to her, the CS – SUNNs is facing a lot of challenges to include inadequate funding despite having lots of initiatives and innovations, lack of scalability of interventions among others.

Mwalike therefore recommended to facilitate grants for its members, coordinate joint proposal writing among member organizations, workforce planning, training, and distribution of health care personnel thereby seeking for more support from the LGA to sensitize and change negative perceptions and beliefs lingering on MIYCN by beneficiaries.

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Ensure Regular Check-ups To Prevent Blindness – Dr. Avar

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By Sani Yarima

Dr. Gideon Avar, an Ophthalmologist, emphasized the importance of regular check-ups for individuals aged forty years and above to prevent blindness. 

As the Medical Director of Nobis Eye Centre in Jalingo, Taraba State, Dr. Avar disclosed this while speaking with journalists at the Nobis VIP Eye Clinic located at Mile Six.

Despite the challenges faced by his clinic, Dr. Avar mentioned that they are making sacrifices to assist patients by reducing the cost of their medical bills.

He explained that most of their services are charity work, and as part of their social corporate responsibility, they have provided four boreholes in their host community to provide free water to people.

Dr. Avar urged individuals, particularly those over the age of forty, to prioritize regular check-ups, as prevention is better than cure. 

He also revealed that cataracts and glaucoma are the leading causes of blindness in Nigeria, adding that the hospital is conducting eye surgery for approximately 3000 people annually. 

Furthermore, Dr. Gedion Avar pointed out that the hospital has also offered services at a cheaper rate for the sake of the easter period. 

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Wateraid To Ensure Bauchi Has Access To Clean Water, Decent Toilets, Good Hygiene – Country Director

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Dr Evelyn Mere, Country Director of WaterAid Nigeria, said Wateraid, state government with the support of global supply chain solutions provider DP World would ensure more people within Bauchi state have access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

She stated this in a press statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Bauchi

According to her, Bauchi is a focal state for WaterAid over the next five years, and we hope to keep working with the government and our partners to ensure more people within the state have access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

“In the face of climate change, access to water is becoming increasingly difficult and this has huge implications for health, nutrition, gender equity and economic productivity.

“We deeply appreciate the support of DP World in helping us to reach even more people with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

“These essential services help change lives, especially for women and girls, who bear a huge burden of searching for water, missing out on more productive activities such as education and business.” she said.

The statement also pointed out that the Group Chief Sustainability Officer, DP World, Maha AlQattan reflects on the expansion.

Said “At DP World, we aim to make a difference in the communities where we operate. In Mozambique, we are working alongside WaterAid to advance community wellbeing and environmental sustainability.

Now, we are expanding our support to Nigeria, to reach thousands more people with water services, enhancing good hygiene and improving sanitation, ensuring resilient progress in the face of climate challenges.

“Our commitment is to not only construct solar-powered water facilities and public toilets but also empower local women and youngsters to help foster sustainable communities.”AlQattan said

The statement said the International not-for-profit WaterAid and global supply chain solutions provider DP World have teamed up for a second time to launch a new project to ramp up access to sustainable climate-resilient clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in Bauchi State,

“The venture aims to tackle the challenges faced as a result of the climate crisis and rapid urbanization, and will reach over 15,000 people.

“Among those to benefit mostly include women and girls who are often burdened with the task of walking for miles to collect water, forcing them to sacrifice their education or opportunity to work and live autonomous lives.

“Bauchi State is the seventh most populous state in Nigeria, with a population of over 6.5 million. However, less than 1 in 5 people (18%) has access to basic water and hygiene services, while 21% still practice open defecation.

“At household levels, 74% of the water consumed in the state is contaminated with e-coli from the source, according to the Water Sanitation and Hygiene National Outcome Routine Mapping (WASHNORM) survey for 2021,” it said

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