Community Dev’t : Student union awards registrar on roles in health delivery service
The West African Student Union (WAFU) in Abuja presented an Award of community service to the Acting Registrar of the Community Health Practitioners Registration Board Of Nigeria (CHPRBN), Mr Adebayo Mohammed for his role in grassroots health delivery services.
While presenting the award to the awardee, the Speaker of WAFU, Crd. Yusuf Abdullahi said the registrar was an epitome of integrity and excellence in public service.
Abdullahi said the registrar had turned around the spheres of community health practices in Nigeria.
According to him, his efforts and impact is being felt particularly at the grassroots where the majority of Nigerians health demand is high.
“Majority of Nigerians live in the rural areas where the services of community health practitioners are needed most.
” Despite the challenges in most of these rural communities, the registrar is able to play a unique role thereby transforming the fortune of the people in the areas.
” He has also been able to transform and regulate the teaching and practice of community health workers.
” This has contributed to the teaching and practice of health practitioners and as well contributed to the healthcare service delivery at the grassroots. ”
In his response, the Acting Registrar ,(CHPRBN) said he was overwhelmed by the recognition saying ‘little did i know that Wafu is taking notice of what the organisation has been doing.
Mohammed said that students are not tomorrow leaders but they are already playing their leadership roles in all sphere of lifes.
The registrar who dedicated the award to humanity and the entire staffs of the board said without the staff, the award would not have come.
He also identified some challenges militating the growth of the board ranging from space to inadequate transportation facility to do the job and funding.
“One cannot do without challenges. Our challenges are so numerous but those ones bothering is that we need a permanent structure to be called our own.
” We are still in rented apartment in all our offices in the six geopolitical zones.
” We are however pleading with the Federal Government to do something for us in this regard to boost our operations.
” If all these things are put in place then we will be able to effectively and efficiently supervise, regulate and monitor all the community health institutions in our communities and the healthcare service delivery will be better for it. ”
He added that the board also engage in the training and retraining of its health personnel.
He said with this, it would improve on the quality of health service delivery at the grassroots.