As the State continually make progress towards actualizing Universal Health Coverage (UHC) before the year 2030 target, the Cross River State Ministry of Health recently had her first of many meetings with the newly contracted consultant for the State Strategic Health Development Plan (SSHDP), Dr Chioma Bassey.
During her introductory SSHDP presentation to the combination of the Core Implementation Team (CIT) and the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the State Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Bassey assured the committee of hitting the ground running to ensure the State lives up to her bidding. She added that the State has been making headlines for her fantastic healthcare service delivery policies in recent times and she is ready to add to this success story.
In her response the Honorable Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, thanked the WHO State Coordinator, Dr Thompson Igbu, his commitment towards the healthcare development in the State by carefully selecting the best brain to drive the process.
She also urged the CIT and TWG to continually give their hundred percent in support of the project whilst also encouraging Dr. Bassey to bring her best to the table as the Governor Ayade led administration is very particular about healthcare delivery.
Dr. Chioma Bassey is a seasoned Health Professional and a Strategic Development Plan Specialist from her surgeons in the University of Calabar, University of Ibadan, University College, London, and the Imperial College, London. she scaled through a rigorous screening exercise organized by WHO with her many years of experience to emerge the lead consultant of the project.
In other news, Cross River State has recorded another milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS prevalence as they moved down a notch following the scaling up of campaigns across the State in collaboration with Excellence Community Educational Welfare Scheme (ECEWS).
This was disclosed by the head of ECEWS in State, Dr. Uzodinma, who said the scaling up has seen over 30,000 HIV positive patients receive ARV Prophylaxis and are already suppressing the virus across the State.