Yello Doctors on the Move!
CIHP supports the flag off of a state of the art Mobile Clinic in Taraba state, the ceremony was held at the Essential drugs store behind the State secretariat in Jalingo, Taraba State on the 25th of February 2014.
CIHP and the MTN foundation will deliver Healthcare services to the people living in 6 Local Government Areas in Taraba state. CIHP has trained Health workers to deliver Primary Healthcare services at designated locations to the people of Taraba.
Representatives from Taraba state government, MTN Foundation and CIHP were present at the launch. The speaker of the State House of Assembly Mr. Josiah Sabo Kente, the commissioner for health Mr. Oliver Wubon and other members of the state executive council were also present. The acting Governor Alhaji Umar Garba personally commissioned the mobile truck, he and some other executive council members were given a tour of the truck by CIHP representatives. He was so impressed that he voiced out his interest in extending similar projects to other communities. One of the trained health worker demonstrated the impact of the training he received from CIHP. He explained triaging, service delivery and documentation to the acting Governor and his entourage who expressed their satisfaction with his skills. He offered to check the Governors blood pressure but he declined because he was in a hurry. No services were provided to the general public as entry was restricted due to security reasons. There were cultural dances and drama presentations for entertainment by the Taraba art council. The launch also offered an opportunity to showcase CIHP’s core healthcare services. Six different media representatives covered the event Voice of Nigeria (VON), Voice of America (VOA) Hausa service, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), ThisDay, The Nation, and The Guardian Newspaper. CIHP was interviewed by ThisDay and The Guardian newspaper on the role they play in the implementation of project activities for the scheme.