FollowTheMoney CTAP Campaign Survey Reveals Conditions Of Primary Health Centres In Cross River State


 On the 9th of August 2021, FTM (Follow The Money) and CTAP (Covid19 Transparency & Accountability Project), both subsidiaries of CODE  (Connected Development) a not-for-profit Organisation, held a town hall meeting with the leadership and members of various public health care facilities in Calabar. 

The town hall meeting which was held at Big Qua Primary Healthcare Center, Calabar Municipality, had in attendance the Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (CRSPHCDA), Dr Janet David Ekpenyong. The meeting was aimed at addressing some of the most pressing issues facing PHCs and the Covid 19 vaccine distribution in Cross River State. 

The meeting was facilitated by Etim Efanga and the CTAP Community Champions of the FollowTheMoney Chapter Cross River State. The meeting covered the areas of Healthcare advocacy, overview of CTAP campaign and the progress made thus far in addressing the lapses identified in the primary health care system. 

Some of the keys issues raised by the team as a result to the preliminary visit made to the PHCs in the state at the meeting range from; poor electricity supply in PHCs, lack of manpower, limited access to clean and safe water sources, lack of adequate staff quarters/accommodation and the recurrent issues of insecurity. 

Dr Inyang Asibong, the in-charge of the PHC in her reply commended CODE and FTM team for their consistency and steadfastness towards advocating for the dividends of democracy as it concerns the area of Primary Health Care. The DG also applauded the leadership of the various PHCs for availing themselves for the meeting, which was no doubt an opportunity to foster improvements on their Facilities. 

She went ahead to address the issues raised by the leaders of the facilities and assured them of her and the governor's commitment towards bettering the state of the facilities across the State 

On the close of the meeting, The DG surveyed the facility at Big Qua and donated her widows might to enable some of the families foot their health bills.

The End.