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Nurses Across The Borders, its partners, to support FMOH, FUPRE-CSD in accessing funding

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Pastor Peters Osawaru Omoragbon, the Executive President/CEO-Nurses Across the Borders Worldwide, has expressed the readiness of his organisation and partners to assist the Federal Ministry of Health and Federal University of Petroleum Resources Centre for Sustainable Development (FUPRE-CSD) Effurun, Delta State in accessing funding.

Pastor Omoragbon made the declaration while delivering a paper at the Third Roundtable on Sustainable Development at FUPRE-CSD, Effurun, Delta State, on Monday, 22 April, 2024.

The theme of the event was ‘Climate Change and Energy Transition: Pain or Gain.’

He said “Due to the low level of international financing for climate health, as available funds are skewed towards mitigation while financial support to address urgent needs of vulnerable countries and communities for adaptation action and to address loss and damages is severely lacking, Nurses Across The Borders (NAB) shall with its partners support the FMOH and this centre in accessing funding and encourage the Federal Government to include funding for climate health in its yearly budgetary allocation for the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).”

Omoragbon also added that NAB would continue to work with FMOH and Federal University of Petroleum Resources Centre for Sustainable Development to actualize this for our healthcare delivery system. “Finally, the COP 26 Health Program commitments created significant momentum on the issue of resilient and sustainable health systems. NAB with its international partners, the WHO, and the UNFCCC Health NGOs would continue to work with FMOH and this centre to actualize this for our healthcare delivery system.”

He added that adopting a ‘health in all policies’ approach, and strengthening health systems globally can help create safe, resilient, sustainable, and healthy communities.

Omoragbon also called for National Capacity Building programs for the health care professionals as agents of climate change campaigns and as First Responders to climate change disasters and risk reductions, adding that the NAB would utilize its international networks to provide the needed coordination and the involvement of major stakeholders with the cooperation of the Federal Government through the FMOH. He said such an event can be hosted by the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Centre for Sustainable Development, Effurun, Delta State, or anywhere.

Present at the occasion were the Commissioner for Environment, Honourable Ejiro Tommy Jamani; Olorugun (Hon) Barr. Obukowho John Nani, who doubled as chairman of the occasion and the Chairman, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC); the Chief Host and Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun Delta State and also the Special Guest Lecturer, Mrs. Ibironke Olubamise; and the National Coordinator, United Nations Development Program GEF/SGP Nigeria were all present.

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