Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has called for concerted efforts to eradicate communicable diseases ravaging rural communities in the country. The Governor made the call while receiving delegates from Damien Foundation, Belgium led by its country representative, Osman Eltayeb at government house Ilorin.
He said steps must be taken to eradicate diseases like Tuberculosis and leprosy in the environment stating that the diseases are directly linked to reduced productivity.
Governor Ahmed noted that the responsibility of eradicating these communicable diseases is beyond what government can do alone, calling on Non-Governmental Organisations, corporate bodies and individuals to partner with government to eradicate the diseases.
He disclosed the state has committed resources to support preventive cases and has made support available at the primary level of healthcare delivery system to ensure quality and adequate healthcare available across the state.