In its bid to enhance the safety of front-line health workers and patients, the Rule of Law and Anti Corruption (RoLAC) British Council with funding from European Union has on Thursday donated assorted protective equipments to the Hope center Numan in Adamawa State.
Items donated include; 2500 hand gloves, 2000 facemasks, 2 packs of (N95) facemasks, 45 units of hand sanitizers, 25 units of (JIK) disinfectant, and 10 units of Nylon Apron.
Presenting the materials to the Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Numan, the State project coordinator of RoLAC, Hapsatu Abdullahi noted that the gesture became imperative in view of the need to protect the health workers and clients visiting the center.
Abdullahi noted that while the programme is keen about the rights of SGBV survivors , it also attaches importance to the protection of SGBV service providers against COVID19 virus.
She called on parents not to hesitate in reporting any incident of SGBV to the center, adding that the center is a one stop shop, where you can get the services of Police, Nurses, Doctors, Counsellors and Lawyers thereby creating an enabling environment for healing and upholding confidentiality.
In recognising the center being the first replica in the Northeast and commending the Executive Secretary for making sure the center is always open to attend to clients, she added that the Programme will continue to work with it in providing effective access to justice to survivors of SGBV and that the Programme will look into areas of capacity building for the staff of the center and sensitization of communities about the existence of the center for possible support.
In conclusion the Coordinator called on people in the State to adhere to the recommended measures in reducing the risks of getting and or spreading COVID 19 Virus.
The chairman of Numan local government of Adamawa State Hon Innocent Koto thanked RoLAC for the gesture adding that it will go a long way in saving lives of front line workers and their clients.
The chairman who was represented by the secretary of the local government council, Hon. Nagapiya Foredan also assured RoLAC that it will ensure judicious use of the items.
In her closing remarks Asalina Apasa the Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care, Numan LG thanked the organization for the gesture. She noted that the center has six staff and has attended to 20 Rape cases so far.
Apasa called on RoLAC to organise capacity building workshop for the staff, training for case managers and equipment for effective documentation.
The event was attended by Supervisory councillors, Adviser to Numan LGA, elders and community leaders.