National Health Promotion Policy, Best To Address Healthcare Challenges In Nigeria – Expert

A Nigerian Health Education expert Mr. William Anyebe said The National Health Promotion Policy is best to address healthcare challenges in Nigeria.

Mr. Anyebe who is the consultant to the National Health Promotion Policy, stated this at a Two Day Sensitizatikn Workshop, organized for health educators and other supporting staffs held in Kano.

William Anyebe who is also the Executive Coordinator Treeshade Associates Nigeria Limited, has said health promotion is an advance step of health education policy, saying that the program is a collective responsibility of all sectors/agencies to address healthcare problems.

He noted the impact of a teacher to educate students on healthcare system, likewise the role of allocation agencies will also serve as another strategies to solve healthcare challenges.

Also Mr. William pointed out Health Promotion policy, qualifications, coordination, strategies, planning and implementation at National, state and local levels and presented tools use to access health education and health promotion at local government levels for the participants.

Presenting paper on Introduction to Health Promotion, Monitoring and Evaluation Tools, the Assistant Chief Health Education Officer Health Promotion Division, Family Health Department, Federal Ministry of Health Queen Evelyn N. Agbanyim pointed out process of data gathering at primary and secondary levels as well as use of Open Data Kit ODP/Register to capture data on health promotion at schools, community, work place by using register, mobile smartphone, online server platforms/networks.

At the workshop, Healthcare stakeholders and supporting agencies discussed extensively on the program for better and deeper understanding.

Participants drawn from various agencies and organizations agreed that Health Promotion policy will address major problems in health sector.

The officials of the partnership agencies Mr. Rani Sanji from Medicine San Frontiers Kano, Ishaq Mohd Jamil from Lafiya UK program, Queen Evelyn N. Agbanyim from Federal Ministry of Health Dr. Abubakar Ibrahim Hassan chairman of Nigerian Association of Health Educators kano state Chapter and Director Public Health and Disease Control Kano Dr. Ashiru Rajab who pointed out the significance of health promotion program for value added on healthcare delivery, they pledged to inject more support for fruitful result.

The discussions validate current health education and health promotion policies for the next effort.

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The participants identifies the context meaning of Health Education and Health Promotion in Hausa Language.

Health Education which means ‘Fadakarwa akan Kiwon lafiya’ while Health Promotion means ‘Bunkasa hanyoyin Kiwon Lafiya’