Stakeholders in the health sector have converged on Abuja for a one day engagement to
proffer ways to eliminate malaria in the country.
The engagement tagged Global Fund Cycle Seven is geared towards providing stakeholders the opportunity to disseminate the findings from national consultations on malaria eradication.
The meeting organised by Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition is also aimed at ensuring that necessary stakeholders input in the document that would benefit the populace in the fight against malaria especially at the grassroots.
Addressing the stakeholders at the occasion, the FCT focal person of the organisation, Mr. Julius Ibecheole stressed that Community Consultations for malaria were carried out to ensure that the inputs are all encompassing.
On the Occasion, the Secretary of Gbazango Community in Kubwa, Abubakar Bako called for the establishment and equipping of more primary healthcare centres to meet the health care needs of the rural dwellers.
Mr. Bako explained that the community with the support of Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition was able to own a primary health care centre and access other necessary amenities in the area.
He therefore advised other communities to key into the programme to ease the plight of rural dwellers in acquiring health facilities in their communities.
The stakeholders engagement had in attendance community based organisations, religious leaders and traditional rulers among others.
Cov/Florence Adewale. Edited By Grace Namiji