DSCHC to serve as Gateway in implementing United Nations Intervention Programmes
The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has promised to use the Delta State Contributory Health Commission as a gateway to achieving Universal Health Coverage for the State. This promise was made yesterday during the visit of a team from UNICEF to the Delta State Contributory Health Commission at the Head Office in Asaba, Delta State.
This promise was made yesterday during the visit of a team from UNICEF to the Delta State Contributory Health Commission at the Head Office in Asaba, Delta State.
While speaking, Dr. G. Yogo, the Chief of Field, UNICEF Rivers Field Office, mentioned that the visit is to strengthen the on-going support and partnership with the Delta State Contributory Health Commission. Speaking further, he stated that the UNICEF will utilize the “DSCHC robust service package and strategy for inclusion for vulnerable persons” as platform to advocate and sensitize Deltans for enrolment into the scheme.’
Dr. Yogo went further to say that UNICEF will ‘mobilize resources to pay premiums for maternal services health services and routine immunization services for children in ‘hard to reach’ communities where access to immunization services is poor.’ In his welcoming speech, the Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Nkechika said that the DSCHC is pleased with the visit adding that the ‘focus of the Commission is the redefinition of the “Health For All” concept through the categorization and re-categorization of residents in the state with a view to ensuring that most vulnerable individuals have access to quality healthcare services without barrier.’ The DG/CEO thanked the team for the development. ‘We’re proud to be at a strategic position to receive such attention from UNICEF’, he noted. The meeting was attended by UNICEF officials from Rivers Field Office and the Management team of the DSCHC.
The United Nations Children’s Fund is a special program of the United Nation devoted to aiding national efforts to improve the health, nutrition, education and general welfare of children all over the world with the aid of achieving the Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – “Ensure healthy wellbeing for all”.