‘How we are reaching more people through PHCs in Ondo’


The establishment of Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Commission, whose bill was signed into law in October 2012, has brought qualitative health care delivery to the state.

Ondo doctor

Following the take-off of the commission, primary health care (PHC) has been restored by the state administration under Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

The commission operates under the state Ministry of Health with the mandate to develop PHC policy and support LGAs to implement it.

The commission has the goals to control preventable diseases, improve access to basic health services, improve quality of care, strengthen the institution, and develop a high-performing and empowered health workforce among others.

Speaking with Sunday Vanguard on how far the commission has impacted on the lives of the people under the state administration, it’s Executive Secretary, Dr Francis Akanbienu, said, “PHC is as old as mankind and, you know, the first delivery that was taken was not done in any big hospital but…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper