Dr. Chinmoun Daouda, West Regional Delegate of Health has saluted the valuable contributions of the CBC Health Services in the region to ameliorate the condition of persons with disability, especially children below 18 years. The Regional Delegate made his feelings known on December 28, 2022 after listening to a presentation from the Hope and Healing International funded activities through the Socio-Economic Empowerment of Services for People with Disabilities (SEEPD) programme of the CBC Health Services.
Speaking on behalf of the Director of Health Services, SEEPD senior staff, Mr. Tamon James presented an overview of the CBC Health Services’ Hope and Healing International funded projects targeting the treatment of 200 children with musculoskeletal deformities and 65 girls and women with fistuala in the Adamawa and West regions within a period of one year running from July 2022 to June 2023.
“The CBC alone cannot achieve these targets without the involvement and active participation and leadership of the Delegation of Public Health,” Mr. Tamon told the West Regional Delegate and his 15 District Officers present out of 20 in the region charged with the implementation of health policies at the grassroots.
Faced with this challenge and given the time frame of the project, the West Regional Delegate of Health committed his Delegation to facilitate the activities of the CBC Health Services in the region to meet her targets of assisting children and adults with disabilities. The Delegate and his District Officers requested for training and other means to enable them factor these activities into the existing structures of sensitization and immunization campaigns within the region. The SEEPD Assistant Program Manager flanked by Rev. Ekwo Emmanuel promised to transmit this request to hierarchy for approval.
According to Mr. Tamon, this meeting with the West Regional Delegation of Health is indicative that much will be accomplished in the West region in the days ahead with the active involvement of the District Officers for Health.