Prioritizing funding for programmes on ending HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria epidemics would go a long way in reducing their scourge in the country.

Oyo State Programme Officer for Resilience and Sustainable Health System for Health, Covid-19 Response Mechanism Project, Mr Adebiyi Oluseun stated this in Ibadan during a media chat.

Mr Oluseun explained that it was vital that the Federal Government improved funding for the programmes, taking into consideration the toll of the diseases over the years.

He explained that the aim of the media round-table was to brief stakeholders and traditional rulers on efforts put in place by the organization to strengthen the Health sector to ensure people get quality healthcare and accountability for diseases such as  Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Mr Adebiyi noted that the second quarter was six months and that it would be rounded off in December.

He said that the project was able to achieve positive results in some selected local governments.

In an address, the Oyo State Coordinator of the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDs in Nigeria, Mr Faith Olawale, who said Oyo State was among the eighteen States selected to implement the projects, lauded the state government for its support in achieving positive results.

Mr Olawale called on the people to cooperate with the organization in their other quarters to be able to provide quality health services delivery.

The event featured goodwill messages from representatives of the Director of Public Health, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Mr Dupe Oladele, the State Coordinator of Tuberculosis Network and Baale, Oluyole Estate and Environs, Chief Yemi Ogunyemi.

Fasilat Bello

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