Ayade to be honoured award
The Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade is set to be Honoured as Cross River State Emerges best immunization compliant state in South South Nigeria after a thorough assessment conducted by both local and international health partners through 2022.
The award which is to encourage state governments, health agencies and the private sector to support Immunization in their respective states is being supervised by a team of private and incorrupatable panel of judges using various variances yearly.
This year’s award comes with some prestige as Cross River State did not only emerge best performing state in the covid-19 S.C.A.L.E 1.0 exercise but also emerged best performing in the S.C.A.L.E 2.0 and currently in a good position for the latest launched S.CA.L.E 3.0
Some of the yardsticks for assessment Includes, Immunization compliance, accurate vaccination records, vaccines storage and potency check, hard to reach areas coverage, outreach and special intervention strategies, partnerships with supportive agenecies, ministries and parastatals among others.
Reacting to the nomination, Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Janet Ekpenyong described Senator Ayade as a “brainbox and galvanizing force” towards the nation’s achievement of Universal Health Coverage owing to his Innovative drives in advancing quality and affordable health forall .
She eulogies him and his dear wife Dr Linda Ayade as the force behind all the successes recorded in the health sector in the last 7 years.
She acknowledged His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Cross River State and Chairman Task team on Immunization, Professor Ivara Esu for his support and guidance, while thanking the state health team and partners who have over the years assisted the state .
She appreciated and praised the health workers who are the foot soldiers, ensuring mobilization, coverage and institutionalization of health services especially in hard to reach areas in all 18 Local Government Areas of the state.
“Our case is the most perculiar in the South South region, there are Communities in the vallies, other in the hills and some other sharing both characteristics, we are proud of our health workers and the sacrifices they make in achieving 100 percent coverage in these areas.
We appreciate the efforts of the state Governor, Senator Ben Ayade and the great partnership with the Office of the Wife of the Governor through the Mediatrix Development foundation in the numerous innovations introduced into our health system which has seen us achieve back to back susccess in all health innovations in the region and the entire country as a whole.
I also appreciate the father of Immunization, His Excellency, Prof Ivara Esu who is the Chairman of the state Task team on Immunization.
We will continue to do our best for the benefit of out people.
Congratulations Your Excellency”.
The award is to be presented on the 26th of August at the Ladi Kwali Hall of Sharaton Hotels Abuja in present of national and international health partners as part of the 2022 Africa Immunization Week celebration.