WHO Praises Cross River State's Strides in Healthcare Workforce Development

WHO Praises Cross River State’s Strides in Healthcare Workforce Development

In a recent meeting, the Coordinator and World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Cross River State, Dr. Yewande Olatunji, lauded the State’s proactive measures in advancing its healthcare workforce. The commendation came as a result of the establishment of four colleges of Nursing Sciences and Midwifery, a significant step towards building a robust foundation for the health sector.

During discussions with the State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Henry Egbe Ayuk, Dr. Olatunji recommended the collaboration between WHO and the State to conduct a comprehensive needs analysis. The aim is to identify and address critical Human Resource gaps in the newly established colleges. Dr. Olatunji affirmed WHO’s commitment to assisting the State in achieving sustainable workforce development for these educational institutions.

See also  Lawmaker, Hon Obianyi Appeals For Resilience Amidst Hardship

Expressing gratitude for WHO’s unwavering support, particularly in areas such as immunization and surveillance activities during recent health crises like Cholera and Lassa fever outbreaks, Dr. Ayuk, the Commissioner for Health, emphasized the State’s dedication to partnering with organizations that contribute to the provision of basic healthcare services. He reassured the WHO team that Governor Otu’s administration remains committed to such collaborations.

Highlighting the Governor’s vision to establish a comprehensive College of Medicine with a focus on clinical training, Dr. Ayuk underscored the importance of WHO’s innovative support in developing the necessary workforce. This, he emphasized, will lay the groundwork for further collaborations aligned with the Governor’s broader healthcare vision for the State.