The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has donated personal protective equipment to the Oyo State primary healthcare board in the care of survivors of female genital mutilation.
The PPE include arm length gloves, surgical mask, surgical aprons and goggles.
Presenting the PPE to the board Executive Secretary at the state secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, Director for Centre for Population and Reproductive Health, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Professor Oladosu Ojengbede noted that the equipment would encourage health workers to provide comprehensive services to prevent and manage complications and resettle women living with female genital mutilation.
Professor Ojengbede also stated that the centre had trained over three hundred health workers at primary healthcare levels to lead to elimination of female genital mutilation.
Professor Ojengbede added that the organisation had also donated PPE’s such as handwashing equipment, masks, sanitizers and educating the people on protection against covid 19.
Receiving the PPE, Executive Secretary, Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board, Dr. Muyideen Olatunji while appreciating the kind gesture of UNFPA maintained that the items would be distributed among the healthcare facilities across the state.
Dr. Olatunji solicited for more support from UNFPA and called on philanthropic individuals and organisations to partner the Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board for service to humanity.