Segun Babatunde, Gombe
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has donated a brand new Toyota Hilux vehicle to the Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency for effective service delivery in the health sector in the state.
Speaking during the presentation of the vehicle in Bauchi on Wednesday, the UNICEF’S Chief of Bauchi Field Office, Mr Rane Tushar said the gesture was under the GAVI-funded Primary Health Care Memorandum of Understanding.
Tushar said the vehicle would further strengthen vaccine distribution in all Local Government Areas of Gombe State especially, by enabling access to zero-dose LGAs and Wards in the state.
He explained that this is the second time UNICEF would be donating this kind of vehicle to the Gombe State government to enhance vaccine distribution in the state.
“It will strengthen the supervision and monitoring of health programmes and enhance the vaccine supply chain systems in the state.
“Ultimately, it will improve the state’s capacity to reach every child with life-saving vaccines and other health services therefore, ensuring every child in Gombe lives a healthy life,” he said.
Receiving the vehicle, Mr Aliyu Usman, Director, Administration and Finance, Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency lauded UNICEF and GAVI Alliance for the gesture.
Usman, who noted that one Toyota Hilux and 20 motorcycles had earlier been donated to the state government for the same purpose, promised that the facilities would be effectively utilised for the purposes they were meant for.