WAVA and NIFT member – CHEDI – builds health centre in FCT

Shere Koro, FCT – It will surprise you to know and see the vastness of land and communities in Federal Capital Territory. Some are so remote that you’d wonder if you’re still within Abuja. And yet, these are the people who need healthcare services more than ever. Thanks to Citizens’ Health Education and Development Initiative (CHEDI), the people of Shere Koro community now have a primary healthcare centre (PHC) dedicated to providing essential healthcare services, including immunization.

Thursday, 20 July 2017 marked the handing over of the newly-constructed PHC to the Bwari Area Council, FCT. With funding from the Japanese Embassy in Nigeria, CEO of CHEDI, Mrs. Selina Akunna Enyioha commenced building the PHC in January 2016. The handing over was attended by the chief of Shere Koro community and his entourage of traditional rulers as well as the Local Government Chairman. Also in attendance were representatives from the Japanese Embassy, the Ministry of Health, stakeholders in the healthcare sector, school children and members of the community.

The event witnessed a huge turn-out and was filled with colourful fanfare as the Japanese Mission and dignitaries were treated to traditional and acrobatic dances. The highlight of the occasion was the conferring of a traditional title to the Japanese Ambassador by the chief of Shere Koro. The ambassador was turbaned and handed the indigenous hoe, mat and water pot as a gesture of the community’s appreciation for the PHC. Mrs. Enyioha was also presented with the gift of ram for her assiduous efforts to bring healthcare services to the people of Shere Koro.

Located approximately one hour from the Mpape district, Shere Koro is a hilly and sloping rural settlement in the Bwari Area Council, FCT.

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