An international non-partisan and non-profitable organisation, ONE Campaign, has recognised Enugu as the second highest performing state in primary healthcare service delivery in Nigeria from 2019 to 2021.
The group is involved in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa through public awareness, among others.
Presenting the award to the Executive Secretary, Enugu State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ENSPHCDA), George Ugwu, Country Director of One Campaign in Nigeria, Stanley Achonu, commended the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the excellent status of primary healthcare system in the state.
Achonu disclosed that ONE Campaign is also a global movement pressuring political leaders to support policies and programmes that are saving lives and improving futures.
He said the group worked with National Advocates for Health, Nigeria Health Watch, Public Private Development Centre, World Bank and other partners, in the ranking of the 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory.
Achonu said Enugu State has done extremely well in primary healthcare service delivery to deserve the award.
He, therefore, commended Governor Ugwuanyi for making primary healthcare delivery a priority for his administration, especially for those residing in rural areas.
ENSPHCDA Executive Secretary, George Ugwu, was equally applauded for the successes the agency has recorded so far, including its great impact in safeguarding the health of the residents of the state, especially in the fight against yellow fever, cholera, COVID-19 pandemic, and all childhood-related diseases, which earned Enugu State the award.
Briefing newsmen after he unveiled the prestigious award to Ugwuanyi at Government House, Enugu, Ugwu expressed gratitude to the governor for providing the needed support and enabling environment “which made the attainment of the excellent performance that led to this recognition and award possible.”