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Carter Center Donates Equipment To Health Institution In Gombe.

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In its quest to enable students in the health sector have access to quality education and training to improve the health needs of  Nigerians, Jimmy Carter Foundation (Carter center), launched the Nigerian Public Health Training Initiative and also donated multi-million naira equipments and furniture to the College of Health Science and Technology,
Kaltungo in Gombe state.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the College premises in Kaltungo,  the country representative of the center in Nigeria Dr. Emmanuel S Miri, said the goal of the initiative  is to strengthen the capacity of health education system to produce high quality of mid/ lower level health workers in other to meet the maternal and child health needs in Nigeria.

He said the federal government of Nigeria invited
the Carter center to collaborate with the ministries of health and education to help develop a Nigeria public health training initiatives NPHTI adapted to Nigeria’s cultural and resource context.

“The project is to serve as a model and is being implemented in collaboration with the federal ministry of health providing the leadership, while the Carter center is responsible for technical advice and financial stewardship of donor funds and the state as the
implementers”, he said.

According to him the programme is strategically plan to, “build teachers/ educators’ knowledge and skills on methods of teaching, Strengthen health workers clinical knowledge, skills and competencies. Enhance teaching and learning environments.”

Dr. Miri further disclosed that the NPHTI support projects in training institutions that develop critical frontline health workers that are very essential in health care delivery services.
He said it is line with the objectives that College of Health Science and Technology Kaltungo was selected
alongside five other institutions in located in Akwa Ibom,
Imo, Ogun, Plateau and Sokoto states.

In his remark the representative of the Director, Department of Health Planning Research and
Statistics of the Federal Ministry of Health and Chairman, Technical, Shakuri Kadiri, said with this support from NPHTI, the college would set a pace to be followed by others in the country, and they would leave no stone unturned to ensure that the intervention serves as a model for others to copy.

Also in his remarks the Commissioner for Health Gombe state,  Dr. Ishaya Kennedy applauded the Carter center for their assistance to the college and said the college would use the gadget judiciously.

“With this kind support I am very sure the number of women that die during pregnancy would reduce drastically,”  he said.

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