Obioma Imoke Bags GAVY CSO Constituency Award Nomination

In Breaking News, Reports

Obioma Liyel-Imoke, the First lady of Cross River State has been nominated for the prestigious ‘GAVY CSO Constituency Award.’

Her nomination was announced by Dr. Chizoba Wonodi when she led a team from the International Vaccines Assess Center (IVAC), John Hopkins University, USA, to Cross River State to ascertain the progress of the on-going immunization exercise.

She intimated that the nomination of Mrs. Imoke was as a result of her impressive advocacy and sensitization on pneumonia prevention and control through her Breath of Life pneumonia project, initiated under her NGO, Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization (POWER).

The award, according to her is recognized all over the world.

“Mrs. Imoke has done a lot in the fight against pneumonia. We know this through her concerted efforts, especially during the World Pneumonia Day activities in Cross River State.

“The Small Grant for World Pneumonia Day Advocacy program supports events and activities that promote pneumonia prevention and control in countries where childhood pneumonia has the greatest impact”, Dr. Wonodi said in an interview after leading her team on a health facility tour of Ikang, Headquarters of Bakassi Local Government Area of the State, where they monitored the on-going immunization exercise, which she was also happy to announce that “From the records available, people exceeded the immunization target.”

She disclosed that IVAC’s mission to accelerate access to vaccines and immunization of children all over the world was in line with the Federal Ministry of Health target of saving one million lives initiatives which aligns with the objectives of Mrs. Obioma Liyel-Imoke’s POWER designed to empower women and work for survival of children.

An Advocacy and Communication Officer, IVAC, Mr. Daniel Erchick acknowledged that a lot of advocacy was carried out by POWER, to kick pneumonia out of the communities, thereby pushing pneumonia interventions, treatment and prevention in the rural areas.

He explained that the team was visiting the states that benefited from the 2012 IVAC Small Grant; given to nonprofit CSO’s which Mrs. Imoke’s Breath of Life was a beneficiary and urged her to continue the work come 2013.

Obioma, a Law graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, has received commendations for her charitable works especially with infants and the less privileged.

Culled from TheWill

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

As Eyo-Ita Bows Out, Cross River Goes 417 Days Without Substantive Chief Judge

By CrossRiverWatch Admin The High Court of Cross River State would have gone 417 days without a substantive Chief

Read More...

Calabar: Acclaimed Government Agents Extort Driver For Alleged Wrong Parking

By CrossRiverWatch Admin Acclaimed government enforcement agents have been caught on video soliciting for bribe from a taxi driver

Read More...

A Nation In Search Of True Leadership: The 1966 Coup D’etat! BY OGAR EMMANUEL

Exactly 55 years at the wee hours of Saturday 15th January 1966, the nascent nation – Nigeria, was rocked

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now