𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝗰𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘀 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮’𝘀 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆

In a notable achievement for the healthcare sector in Nigeria, Suzanne Theroux, the United States CDC, Nigeria Deputy Country Director, paid a visit to the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) to recognize and commend its outstanding achievements in data capture and data integrity in HIV prevention and treatment program.

During her visit, Ms. Theroux acknowledged RSUTH as the best amongst all participating facilities in the country for its exceptional efforts in maintaining high standards of data management, setting a benchmark for other healthcare institutions.

In her speech, Ms. Theroux expressed her admiration for the hospital’s commitment to accurate and reliable data capture, emphasizing the critical role it plays in public health decision-making and policy formulation as the backbone of any robust healthcare system.

RSUTH’s commitment to excellence in healthcare service delivery, training and research has not only been recognized at the national level but has also further garnered international recognition and serves as a model for other healthcare facilities in the Country. The commitment of RSUTH to maintaining high standards in data capture aligns with global efforts to enhance public health outcomes,” stated Ms. Theroux. RSUTH’s achievement is particularly noteworthy, considering the challenges that many healthcare facilities face in managing and maintaining accurate health data in the country.

In response to the acknowledgement, the Chief Medical Director of RSUTH, Prof. Chizindu A. Alikor, expressed gratitude for the recognition and attributed the success to the collaborative efforts of the hospital staff and the support of the Rivers State Government under the visionary leadership of His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, GSSRS, Executive Governor of Rivers State. Prof. Alikor also commended the exemplary leadership of the state commissioner for health, Dr. Adaeze Oreh towards the health sector leading to essential milestones in HIV epidemic control and the strong collaboration with US-CDC and its implementing partner, the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN).

The visit by Suzanne Theroux serves as a motivation for RSUTH to continue its pursuit of excellence in healthcare delivery, training and research, setting an example for other institutions and contributing to the enhancement of the nation’s healthcare infrastructure.

Thursday 1st February, 2024.

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