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Edo seeks sustained collaboration on early diagnosis, treatment of Hepatitis

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Engages stakeholders, plans new market to link farmers with buyers

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has urged stakeholders in the health sector to collaborate with the government to intensify awareness campaigns to enlighten residents on the need for early diagnosis, treatment, and risk factors that expose people to viral Hepatitis.

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He stated this on the sidelines of the World Hepatitis Day marked on July 28 every year by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its sister agencies.
 
“As we commemorate the World Hepatitis Day, it is imperative to reaffirm the state government’s resolve to deepen reforms in the healthcare sector and collaborate with stakeholders to afford residents the opportunity to access quality healthcare services for early diagnosis and treatment of ailments, including viral Hepatitis.
 
“The government will continue to invest in revamping more Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) through the Edo Healthcare Improvement Programme (EdoHIP) and improve access to quality and affordable healthcare through the Edo State Health Insurance Scheme (EdoHIS),” he stated.

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ALSO, the Edo State Government, yesterday, met with stakeholders to finalise plans on the construction of a new market to connect farmers in the state with potential buyers.
 
The engagement session tagged: “Edo Farmers Market Stakeholders Forum,” which was organised by the Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs), assembled agricultural stakeholders to brainstorm on the viability of the project.

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Stakeholders represented at the meeting include farmers’ associations and cooperatives, heads of agriculture departments in councils, the ministry of agriculture, as well as aggregators and processors.

Others are exporters, including Edo Exporters Cluster and the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), drivers, agripreneurs, market unions, and community heads, among others.
 
Speaking to journalists in Benin City, the Managing Director of EdoJobs, Ukinebo Dare, said, “The Edo State Government has finalised plans for the opening of a new market to connect farmers with potential buyers.

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