Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala has commended the team from Federal Ministry of Health, `The Carter Centre, for its commitment and support towards the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases in the State.
Dr Okpala gave the commendation during an advocacy visit of the team to his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex in Awka.
The Commissioner commended their initiative and commitment in the State while assuring them of the State Government’s continued support.
He emphasized the importance of carrying out surveys, which help in getting feedback from implemented activities.
Dr Okpala assured them that his Ministry will look into their challenges especially, in the aspect of logistics and convey it to Governor Willie Obiano for prompt intervention.
The Federal Ministry of Health, South East Zonal Co-ordinator of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Mrs Chinwe Okoli said that the objective was to strengthen the relationship between the Centre and Government at both Federal and State levels.
Mrs Okoli commended the State Government for supporting the activities of Centre in fighting diseases like Neglected Tropical Diseases across the State.
The Carter Centre is a non-governmental organization that helps to improve lives by resolving conflicts, advancing democracy and preventing diseases.