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WHARC Delivers Drugs to Four Primary Healthcare Centres in Edo state to Begin a Community-Based Drug Revolving Fund Scheme

Primary healthcare centres in Ewatto and Okpekpe, Edo state have received drugs to kick start a community-based drug revolving fund scheme under the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada funded project implemented by the Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC) in Etsako East Local Government and Esan South-East aimed at increasing rural women’s access to skilled pregnancy care.

WHARC handed over the drugs that was carefully selected and purchased for pregnancy and delivery care and the treatment of the most prevalent diseases, ailments, sicknesses in the communities to the Ward Development Committee members, and Primary Healthcare Doctor and Nurse in-charge to effectively manage the drug revolving fund scheme in the health centres. The DRF scheme focus is to ensure the sustainability and continuity of the essential drugs program and that drugs are always made available and affordable in public health care facilities.

They community expressed their gratitude and promised to use the drugs judiciously and also for its purpose.

However, the Youth Corp Doctor deployed to the Okpekpe PHCs through WHARC advocacy, Dr. Oluwafemi conducted a tour of the facility and the Executive Director WHARC, Dr. Wilson Imongan expressed his satisfaction on the state of the PHC wards.


                 Handing over drugs to Ewatto PHC                         Handing over drugs to Okpekpe                            Assessment of the state of the PHC in Okpekpe








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