CRSMOH Receives WHO Boost; And CRSHIS Welcomes DG

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Our Correspondent|15 March 2017 The Cross River State Ministry of Health today received medical consumables and posters from World Health Organization (WHO) and the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) as they look to further strengthen the state health system in case of an outbreak of a viral hemorrhagic fever like Lassa. Making the presentation was the WHO state coordinator, Dr. Edmund Egbe who reiterated on the commitment of the organization in ensuring a healthy cross river state for all. He also expressed his delight at the Cross River State Health Insurance Scheme and hinted that the organization will also support the scheme. While The Chairman of MHWUN, Comr. Ben Okpepi said the posters are aimed at sensitizing the public on everything Lassa Fever. Receiving the items the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Joseph Bassey thanked both organizations for their support. This materials couldn't have come at a better time. I'm delighted to receive these items on behalf of the Ministry, and I also want to express my profound gratitude for having Cross River State at heart. – Dr Asibong. In related news members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) and the Core Implementation Team (CIT) of the Cross River State Health Insurance Scheme today met with the newly appointed Director General of the State Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Aya Kanu to keep him abreast on the activities of the scheme. Dr Aya in his response charged the members to give their best as he would too to ensure the optimal functionality of Ayadecare. as he said the time to work is now! The meeting had in attendance all the stakeholders of the scheme as they seized the opportunity to give general updates on ongoing activities as well. NegroidHaven… Truth in view of Africa's liberty!