Jhpiego-RISE Organises Tour, Work Plan Development Workshop For Taraba State In Lagos

By Sani Yarima 

The Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics has organized a study tour and work plan development workshop for Taraba State under the Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control RISE project (Jhpiego-RISE project).

The workshop which commenced on Wednesday, is currently taking place at the Lagos Continental Hotel in Lagos State, Nigeria.

The organization originally known as the Jhpiego was funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The RISE project is a multi-year project running through 2025, with an award-ceiling of $391 billion (US Dollars) with the primary objectives of attaining and maintaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk adult men, women, and priority populations in some countries including Nigeria.

The Jhpiego also aimed to strengthen health systems including improved program management, health information systems, human resources for health, and financial systems to ensure the attainment and maintenance of epidemic control.

The NCNCSON President, of the Taraba State chapter, Mr. Fidelis Nashuka who is currently in attendance said during the opening ceremony, the crucial role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the need for capacity building was emphasized. 

He revealed that NCNCSON was also recognized for its efforts and encouraged to continue to improve its work.

Vital issues will be discussed today, Thursday, and the workshop is expected to end tomorrow, Friday 26 April 2024.

The event brought together key stakeholders, including the Taraba State Commissioner of Health, Chairman, Health Committee, Taraba State House of Assembly, Executive Secretary, Health Services Management Board, Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Agency, Executive Secretary, and Health Insurance all from the state.

Representative of Managing Director of FMC Jalingo, Director-General, TACA, Director, Public Health, Lagos State counterparts, Jhpiego Chief of Party, and top management staff from across the country.

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