The All APC Registered Support Group (ARAS-G) has appointed Mr Moses Owharo, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIDEZ Small Project International (ASPI), as Chairman, Fund Raising and Planning Committee.
Mr Chukwunonso Ezedinma, the National Chairman, ARASG4TINUBU-SHETTIMA, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja He said that the group needed to diversify responsibilities to enable it function actively, describing funding as key to the effective operations of the group.
Ezedinma listed other members of the fund raising committee to include: Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Mrs Susan Kiridi, Mr Sadiq Bulama, Ms Esther Asouquor, Ms Vera Adesola, among others.
He said the group also had the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, as the Ground Petron and Sen. Tanko Al-Makura as Chairman, Board of Trustees Ezedinma said that the group was working to strengthen its structures at every level.
He said the committee was a necessary administrative organ that would help the umbrella group raise the needed fund for its activities.
This, Ezedinma said was to actualise its mission of mobilising over 10 million votes for the presidential ticket in the 2023 general elections.
Aidez Small Project International (ASPI), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has identified low coverage of testing and treatment as gaps that must be addressed to achieve the Hepatitis Global Elimination Goal by 2030.
The President and Chief Executive Officer of ASPI, Mr Moses Owharo, made the assertion on Wednesday in Abuja during a outreach on Hepatitis diseases in Jikoko community, Mpape, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the medical outreach was organised to commemorate the 2022 United Nations World Hepatitis Day usually celebrated on July 28.
Owharo said that Nigeria Government developed the National Health Promotion Policy (NHPP) in 2006, and that with this policy we must strengthen the health promotion capacity to make the country healthy.
He said the government must strengthen the health promotion capacity of the national health system to deliver healthcare that is promotive, protective, preventive, restorative and rehabilitative to every citizen of the country.
The CEO disclosed that the National Health Policy (NHP) recognised that Nigeria was saddled with an unbearable burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
According to him, there is no attention to key social determinants of health, coupled with issues such as low levels of health, poor sanitation and inadequate health facilities to care for the masses.
“World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis, encourage actions and engagement by individuals, partners and the public.
“There is need to highlight a greater global response as outlined in the World Health Organisation (WHO) global hepatitis report of 2017,” Owharo stressed.
Aides Small Project International (ASPI), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has committed to supporting Nigeria in boosting healthcare services and addressing challenges in the post-COVID-19 era.
Mr. Moses Owharo, President and CEO of Ghana-based ASPI, had this to say on Friday in a presentation to partner with the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja.
Owharo, while explaining that ASPI had carried out various health intervention programs in the past, said he is partnering with the ministry to do more in Nigeria.
According to him, in 2021, ASPI carried out tuberculosis prevention and treatment projects, malaria prevention and treatment projects, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment projects with GAC and Global fund.
“Project of nutrition, PMA and microfibers of agriculture; ASPI has achieved a milestone in the malaria program in Ketu district valued at 1,082 million dollars with 52,000 beneficiaries, including farmers”.
He said this also included 293 communities, three townships and three districts in five regions of Ghana.
“Given the volume, impact and complexity of these offerings, ASPI has decided to partner with relevant stakeholders to address the hospital infrastructure deficit in Nigeria.
“Today there is a presentation to partner with the ministry; ASPI's preparedness and response objective is to work with and support the ministry and the nine states in the Niger Delta region.”
It added that measures would be put in place to work closely with other relevant stakeholders to ensure the availability of test kits, supply of ventilators and consumable medical supplies.
Others, he said, include technical training of health workers in the short term and major health infrastructure development needed in the area of rehabilitation of health facilities, re-equipment with medical equipment in the long term.
It revealed that ASPI had empowered people with the knowledge and resources to not only seek and receive better health care, but also influence better health service quality, leading to higher levels of self-sufficiency.
He also said that ASPI operates in two areas of the social services sector, micro-fixed, health education, agricultural and humanitarian support through its integrated ficia and health services,
In response, Dr. Noah Andrew, Head of the Department of Hospital Services at the ministry, praised ASPI for the partnership initiative, while stressing synergy and collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency. .
Andrew, also chairman of the event, promised to recommend to ministry management that another presentation be made to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency about ASPI's partnership with the ministry.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a particular light on the vulnerabilities of our infrastructure, especially in healthcare that is already in demand and challenging future funding scenarios.
“This has accelerated the need to explore new models for infrastructure, planning, investment design, operation and delivery,” said Andrew.
ASPI seeks to improve the health, livelihoods, and economic opportunities for women and their families, as well as reduce the rate of preventable infant and maternal morbidity and mortality.