Alimosho local government has partnered with Cuba to improve the quality of healthcare and eradicate malaria in the communities.
Our Community learnt that the partnership will help boost healthcare delivery and improve the health status of people in the community.
Speaking to this newspaper on the partnership, Jamiu Ayinde, the Special Adviser on Media to the Alimosho Chairman, Hon. Jelili Sulaimon, said, “the partnership is a progressive one. For very long, the Cuban health sector has been one of the best and we know that if we are able to partner with them, the health status of Alimosho will be improved.
“Currently, there has been nothing like malaria in the entire Cuba. They have a very good, fantastic public health sector so our relationship with them has brought so many things. Very soon we are expecting some materials from medical equipment from Cuba that is going to be used by the Alimosho local government.
“We are also expecting some medical experts from Cuba to come and train some of the medical personnel in Alimosho and for cross-fertilisation of ideas. We want to use that to improve our health sector in Alimosho.
“The partnership will avail us the opportunity to understudy the medical sector of Cuba and how they were able to achieve the best health sector currently including the theoretical and practical framework they used in achieving that.
“We will study it and bring it back to Alimosho. There are other intellectual benefits we will also gain. All these have being discussed with the Cuban ambassador.”
Speaking, the Cuban ambassador, Mr. Carlos Trejo Sosa stated that faexperts are due to arrive Alimosho from Cuba in few weeks to train and make use of equipment that would help improve the physical wellbeing of residents of the community.
Sosa also noted that the Alimosho Federal Constituency would also benefit largely from total eradication of malaria when the Cuban experience is fully introduced to Alimosho.
Meanwhile, a chieftain of APC in Alimosho, Alhaji Abdullahi Enilolobo hailed the council chairman for his efforts in establishing relationship with the Cuban government.
Enilolobo made this comment during the courtesy visit by the Cuban ambassador to his residence recently.
He added that the partnership on the improvement of healthcare delivery is a welcome development as it would help improve the wellbeing of the Alimosho communities.
Reacting, the Chairman of Alimosho Community Development Committee (CDC), Mr. Shola Ogunyonbo, described the partnership as laudable.
“The partnership and good relationship between Alimosho and the government of Cuba is very good. They have health experts, who will be of a good benefit for us. This will improve the health. It is good and laudable. I appreciate the local government chairman.”