HSDF celebrates World Health Week, 2019.
Staff of HSDF across its offices celebrated the World Health Week between the 1st and 7th of April 2019.
The occasion was marked by various outreaches to communities, health institutions and secondary schools in various states and the FCT. Some outreach activities included raising awareness on diabetes and other NCDS like high blood pressure through educational talks, free blood pressure and blood glucose readings and free consultation services with medical doctors on every team. Other give-back initiatives included blood donation to blood banks in public hospitals and educational talks and HIV testing for teachers in secondary schools. Beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to HSDF, commenting on the immeasurable value and impact of the initiatives.
ADVOCACY TO THE HONORABLE SECRETARY HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARIAT(HHSS) FOR THE DIABETES AWARENESS AND CARE [DAC] PROJECT
On Tuesday the 2nd of April 2019, representatives of the Federal Ministry of Health [FMOH], the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation [HSDF] and Society for Women’s Development and Empowerment of Nigeria (SWODEN), paid an advocacy visit to the Honorable Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHSS) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mallam Adamu Abubakar Bappah. The delegation was led by the National Coordinator of the NCD Division of the FMOH, Dr Nnenna Ezeigwe who was supported by the Director of the Public Health Advisory [PHA] Team of HSDF, Dr Lilian Anomnachi and the Executive Director of SWODEN, Mrs. Maimuna Mohammed. The purpose of the visit was to formally introduce the Diabetes Awareness and Care (DAC) Project to the leadership of the HHSS.
The High-Level Meeting on the Non-communicable Diseases Multisectoral Action Plan [NCD MSAP]
Tuesday, December 18 2018: The Federal Ministry of Health Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Division with support from the World Health Orgnization (WHO) and Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation launched the Nigerian Multisectoral Action Plan on Non-communicable diseases [NCDs] at a high-level ministerial meeting in Abuja. The Hon. Minister of Health Prof. Isaac F. Adewole FAS, FSPSP, DSc (Hons) convened this meeting to elicit support from key stakeholders.