By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF), has called on stakeholders in the country to support women’s health related challenges.
AHF made the call while marking the International Women’s Day, in Benue State, a statement issued by the foundation’s Advocacy & Marketing Manager, Steve Aborisade said.
It added that the Programme which was organized in partnership with Eunice Spring of Life Foundation, the NGO of the First Lady of Benue state, was also meant to charge Nigerians to Keep the Promise for Women.
The statement said the organisation hosted a town hall meeting in Markurdi, Benue State, with participation of over 250 women from different parts of the state as a platform to aggregate the problems facing women and proffer lasting solution to them.
“Event started with a rally, and as soon as the rally terminated, the activity of the day, a town hall meeting commenced with full steam. Gathered are different Women Support Groups from Agan, Daudu, Gbajimba, Markurdi, Awo Apilla and other areas of the state.On the agenda was the issue of health inequalities that women suffered especially as related to HIV/AIDS services.
“Consensus was on the need to ensure that adequate access is provided to women to access quality healthcare.
“The First Lady of the State, Mrs. Eunice Ortom, commends AHF for bringing Benue women together and said she is ready to partner with AHF for the sake of Benue women. In her remarks, through Mr. Daniel Gbabo, her Senior Special Assistant on Admin and ICT, Mrs. Ortom said now is time to prioritise agenda for development for women.”