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Stakeholders urge Gombe Govt to enroll sickle cell clients on Go-Health

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Stakeholders urge Gombe Govt to enroll sickle cell clients on Go-Health

By Matthew Eloyi

Stakeholders in health sector have called on Gombe State Government to enroll sickle cell clients on Gombe State Contributory Health Agency (Go-Health) as beneficiaries.

They made the call on Tuesday in Gombe during the one-day stakeholders’ engagement and dialogue organized by Rural Health Mission, a Non-Governmental Organization in commemoration of the 2021 Universal Health Coverage.

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According to them, enrollment of sickle cell clients will go a long way in assisting them to get their drugs at affordable price.

The stakeholders commended the state government for the introduction of Go-Health programme and urged the government to redouble effort toward effective financing of health care service in the state.

The Programme Manager, Rural Health Mission Nigeria, Mallam Mohammed Adamu said the programme was aimed at providing a friendly platform for policy makers and civil society organizations to identify opportunities for advocacy and collaboration in order to advance universal coverage toward achieving SDGs 2030 in Gombe state and the country at large.

He said the meeting would also identify critical challenges and urgent steps to improve Universal Health Coverage in the state.

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The Executive Secretary of Go-Health, Dr. Musa Yahaya, said the Agency was created in line with the universal standard to assist the public in accessing affordable health care.

He said the Agency was planning to register people from the informal sector part from those that were registered from the formal sector.

Stakeholders urge Gombe Govt to enroll sickle cell clients on Go-Health

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