Ekiti wins best performing state disease surveillance award in Nigeria

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From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti

Ekiti State has been given an Award of Excellence as the best performing state in Nigeria on Disease Surveillance at the 4th Annual Disease Surveillance Meeting of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) held in Abuja.

The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani


who made this known in Ado Ekiti said that the State earned the award


through the commitment and untiring efforts of the State government


and the support of the leadership and staff of the State Ministry of


Health at ensuring health security of Ekiti residents.

Dr. Filani explained that the state had invested in health security


through various projects including building a Molecular Laboratory to


enable quick and accurate diagnosis and analysis of samples.

He added that the state has expanded its COVID-19 samples collection


centres from 16 to 145 across all the Local Government Areas of the


State which had made Covid testing very accessible to all residents in


the state.

“We have decentralized our Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) functions


to all the 16 Local Governments to further strengthening our early


warning systems and Surveillance “, he stated.

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While commending the state government and the leadership of the ministry


of health for providing the enabling environment, technical and


financial support to achieve such great feat, the Permanent Secretary,

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Mr. Akinjide Akinleye, revealed that several performance management


initiatives were introduced to improve coordination, facilitate


knowledge sharing and quick decision making.

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Mr. Akinleye added that routine review meetings at both local


government and state levels provided an avenue to critically analyse


data and identity areas of concern in order to align policy decisions


and activities to target and set objectives.

He expressed joy over the award of excellence saying it was a


well-deserved award by the state having worked hard to curtail the


spread of diseases and ensuring prompt responses to emergency outbreak


in the state.

The Director General Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr.


Ifedayo Adetifa who presided over the meeting noted that Ekiti State


emerged first as the best performing State across the country stating that


all indicators used to measure performance showed that Ekiti scored


highest mark in Disease surveillance in Nigeria in the year under


review.

Dr. Adefila lauded Ekiti State government under the leadership of


Governor Kayode Fayemi for living up to expectation of the NCDC on


Disease Surveillance, prevention and Control.

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