By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Association of Nigeria Health Journalists (ANHEJ), has called on the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, to sustain the accountability and transparency structure he built in the agency in the past four years.
In a statement signed by its President and General Secretary, Hassan Zaggi and Gloria Essien, respectively, in Abuja, yesterday, ANHEJ charged Dr. Shuiab to work towards ensuring that all child killer diseases are eliminated from the country in the next four years.
While applauding President Muhammadu Buhari for reappointing Dr. Shuaib to head the NPHCDA for another four years, the group reiterated that its expectations on the NPHCDA in the next four years are huge.
“One most important expectation is that, Dr. Shuaib must build on the achievement of his first tenure to attain 100% RI immunization rate in Nigeria. This is doable.
“In the next four years, ANHEJ expects that all child-killer diseases including measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases are totally eradicated from Nigeria.
“ANHEJ also expects that Nigerian children and mothers will get nothing short of best healthcare services in all PHCs across the country regardless of the location,” the group said.