Nation Advisor makes first seek the advice of with to Rivers, Governor appreciates collaborative leadership and engagement with WHO 

Port Harcourt, 27 April, 2021 – The World Wisely being Organization Nation Advisor Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo has made his first seek the advice of with to Rivers Insist Authorities Dwelling to meet with His Excellency, Governor Nyesome Wike on 26 April 2021.

In his transient remarks, Dr Mulombo acknowledged the sturdy leadership and improved funding of the Insist executive in health, including mighty response to COVID-19 pandemic. In his words, “Certainly, Rivers lisp has sustained its checking out at very excessive ranges while numerous other states had a significant decline in checking out. Moreover, while take a look at positivity increased to reach 20% across numerous states at some point soon of the 2nd wave, take a look at positivity remained below 10% even on the height of the 2nd wave in the lisp.”

While re-affirming the technical enhance of WHO to the Insist, he careworn that the Wild Polio free-station items executive with different to have basically the many of the polio-infrastructure for broader health interventions. He told that the WHO and companions are launching the Immunisation Agenda 2030 as phase of the social gathering of the World Immunisation Week. The Strategy ensures that every person, in all places at all ages fully advantages from vaccines for their staunch health and neatly-being. The theme for this year’s social gathering is “Vaccines bring us nearer” taking a que from the classes and importance of Covid-19 vaccines in combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

In his prayers to the governor, the WR tabled three predominant requests: The signing of  the Rivers Insist Contributory Wisely being Protection (RIVCHPP) Programme Bill into regulation; Toughen continuity of quality significant health companies; Provision of 5 genexpert machines to have definite ample diagnosis of TB to your entire LGAs and recruitment of health workforce in the lisp to enhance provision of health care in the lisp

While mute on the Authorities Dwelling, the WR secured the Governor’s dedication to true now signal the RIVCHPP Programme Bill into regulation, to offer monetary protection to the of us to bag entry to health companies, thereby making improvements to Licensed Wisely being Coverage.  

Responding further, the Governor of Rivers Insist, His Excellency Governor Wike acknowledged that collaborative leadership and engagement with the WHO is strengthening continuity of quality significant health companies even because the Insist is responding to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and other illness outbreaks corresponding to Lassa fever and Monkey Pox.

Per the Governor, “the staunch relationship between WHO and the Rivers Insist Authorities is contributing vastly to achieving staunch health indicators amongst our diverse population.

Rivers Insist is found in the oil rich Niger Delta plan in the South-South geopolitical zone with a total population of over eight million of us. The Insist has two predominant refineries, two predominant seaports, a global airport,  and diverse industrial estates unfold across the Insist particularly in the lisp capital, Port Harcourt. While the Insist’s financial system continues to be largely reckoning on oil, the declining oil fee, environmental degradation and oil pollution as neatly extant insecurity are affecting quality of existence of the of us and customary health of the citizenry. 


By distinction background, the WHO is providing technical enhance to the Insist executive in coordinating ongoing reforms in direction of current health coverage (UHC) and health security basically based on the Insist Strategic Wisely being Development belief 2018-2022.

Throughout the mission to  Rivers Insist, the WR furthermore held a separate assembly  with the Commissioner for Wisely being, Professor Princewill Anthony Chike, and mentioned   that his first mission to Rivers Insist provides better insights into how WHO can reposition  its  resources in direction of strengthening the health sector in the Insist in step with identified priorities in command  to retain Rivers of us wholesome and safe, while serving the weak. 

Technical Contacts:


Dr Boateng Koffi; Electronic mail: boatengko [at] who.int; Tel: +234 706 449 1772


Dr Famiyesin Ekundare; Electronic mail: famiyesinw [at] who.int; +234 705 801 6273

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