…. Appreciates Stakeholders for Active Participation in Health Intervention
Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition (ACOMIN) as part of its effort to address the challenges of malaria, reeled and attributed its project implementation and success story to collaboration with stakeholders in Osun State.
This is as it also appreciated the Stakeholders at all levels, particularly at the target communities for actively participating in the health intervention programs through collaborations.
The ACOMIN Chairman Osun State, Mr Aremu Stephen Akinyele made this known at the brief for the Global Fund Accountability and Advocacy Project for November, held at SoLife Consult in Osogbo the state capital.
Aremu who said the meeting was the last one for year end 2020, described the project communities in Osogbo, Ife East, Boripe, Ede North and Ife Central, said one of the initial challenges was reluctant cooperation of one of the communities which believed that taking care of local health facilities was the responsibility of the government.
The Osun ACOMIN Chairman reels out the implemented projects as intervention in the reconstruction of Modern facility and provision of Chairs at Adeowo Primary Health Care Center Modakeke, and Provision of Spraying chemicals by community members to fumigate bushy environment of the Adeowo PHC.
Also, provision and payment of security guards by Community members at Oluguna PHC in Osogbo local government and contribution of cash by the 12 zones under Okebola Community to repair the windows and payment of labourers at Oke-Bola PHC Modakeke.
The Community leaders of Modakeke and Ife East local governments, Mr Odunlade Sunday and Chief Awoyemi appreciated the ACOMIN work in all the facilities of target communities, acknowledged that before their inception some of the facilities were not on a good situation.
While applauding Unity at the communities through the effort of ACOMIN, they pointed out other challenges as insufficient drugs in some of the some PHC, need for more staff, emphasized that the Community Based Organization s and stakeholders must make priority working together as a team as well as continue the good work.
The State Program Officer, Mr Segun David Amoto while appreciating stakeholders who have been supportive of ACOMIN, describes the other intervention program as: Repair of toilet facility and restoration of running water at ISO ISU PHC by Irepodun Community members, Recruitment of Health Workers (volunteers) at Isale Oyekun PHC in Ede North LGA and construction of facility Annex at Oke Gada PHC in Ede North local government.
He noted another challenge as peoples preference and refusal on patronizing the non-focal Primary Health Care Centers where ACOMIN has major implementation, prayed that such hurdle will be crossed in coming year for greater result in the fight against malaria in the state.
All the selected Community Based Organizations in Osun were present at the end of the year Brief of the Civil Society in Malaria Control Immunization and Nutrition (ACOMIN).
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