Awka-Anambra Health Commissioner, Dr Vincent Okpala says his ministry will continue to partner with Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative-Family Health International (ANHI-FHI) in providing health services to HIV patients in the state.

The commissioner said this during courtesy visit by a team from ANHI-FHI in his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex, Awka.

He applauded the team for their support in providing health facilities like HIV testing kits and anti retroviral drugs to patients that tested positive.

Dr Okpala reassured them of Gov. Willie Obiano’s commitment to providing enabling environment for the partners.

“We as a government will do our best to maintain the cordial relationship that exists between us.’’

He prayed for the team, wishing them journey mercies back to their various destinations.

The team leader, Dr Christiana Laryian, said their visit was to brainstorm with the commissioner as well as to inform him about their activities in the state.

Dr Laryian, who is also Programme Director, ANHI-FHI praised the leadership style of the Anambra health commissioner, urging him to remain focused.

“Sir, your timely response to messages and your work ethics are the reasons that have made me personally to be part of this visit.

“In fact, it gladdens my heart to know that you’re one of the few individuals, who believe in the Nigerian project.’’

Anambra State AIDS Programme Coordinator, Dr Afam Anaeme thanked the group and wished them well.

Source: Anambra State Government