FG to combat Water Borne Disease

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Mohammed Bello has commissioned an autonomous solar powered system to curb the current prevalence of water borne diseases in the Federal Capital Territory Area.
The FCT Minister, represented by the Secretary of Health, FCT, Alh. Adamu Bappah, noted that the commissioning of the autonomous solar powered system is apt and timely, considering the very worrisome prevalence of water borne diseases and poor electrifications in the rural areas. 
He however noted that with the commissioning of the project, the prevalence of water borne diseases such as typhoid fever, cholera and gastro-enteritis as a result of unsafe drinking will decline significantly and rural electrifications will improve.
“ This is a great milestone aimed at enhancing the functionality of the PHC facilities and reduce the prevalence of water borne diseases”
” The  project has utilized the solar photovoltaic technology which generates up to 5 Kilowatts of power for the water and electrification systems”.
He however gave  assurance that the pilot stage of the project at Dutse Alhaji Community in FCT will be extended to other PHC facilities and communities in the other Area Councils of the FCT .
It will improve service delivery in the community and Nigeria at large, he added. 
The Minister of State for Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire  who was represented by the Director, Public Private Partnership, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Omobolanle Olowo noted that the installation of the pilot project will provide solar generated electricity and treated water safe for drinking which will be an  integral to disease prevention and health promotion.
“ The installation provides solar  generated electricity and treated water which is safe for drinking. The provision of electricity and clean water is essential to service provision in any primary health care center (PHC), and integral to disease prevention and health promotion.
“This unique project  is one of the few water projects providing treated water to the health facility and community”. 
She also commended and urged the ministries to replicate such installations across the country towards the attainment of universal health coverage.

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