Police Inaugurates Action Committee on AIDS (PACA)

Police Inaugurates Action Committee on AIDS (PACA)

By Sarah Ojobo

The Force Medical Officer (FMO) CP Dr. Olubunmi Afolabi Ogunsanwo, psc (+) in Abuja inaugurated the National Officers of the Police Action Committee on Aids (PACA) and by extension the Force Epidemiology Unit as a Unit within the Nigeria Police Medical Services (NPMS) to help in the scientific collation of healthcare data, analysis, interpretation and for proper planning.

The Force Medical Officer (FMO) CP Dr. Olubunmi in his speech advised the team to live up to their responsibilities and ensure that the Unit makes the department more relevant. He also urges them to ensure that health data involving the members of the NPF are well captured and documented for consequent usage for proper healthcare planning. The FMO noted that the Police Management has approved the formation of the Force Epidemiology Unit (FEU) for the proper collation, analysis, and interpretation of healthcare data involving the members of the Police.

According to the Force Medical Public Relations Officer ASP Eze Chidiebere K Anipr “a staff of one of our development partners Society for Family Health, Aisha Onota expressed their readiness to work with the Force Medical PACA to achieve its objectives. The inauguration which took place virtually had the following officers inaugurated; CSP Dr. Ehimare Adagbasa - National Coordinator PACA/Force Epidemiologist, CSP Dr. Adefila Oluwatosin - Deputy Coordinator PACA/Deputy Force Epidemiologist, CSP BalaRano - Deputy National Coordinator 2, CSP Dr. Bose Salami - National Programme Officer, CSP Akeem Kadiri - Training Officer, SP Yusuf Nasir - Training Officer II, DSP Mezino Ozue - Finance Officer/PACA Logistics, DSP Dauda Samuel - Finance/Logistics Stephen Okunuwa - National M&E/Secretary, ASP Stephen Okunuwa - National M&E/Secretary,  ASP Eze Chidiebere K -  National PRO, Inspr. Kennedy Akhigbe - National Deputy M&E/Secretary, Inspr. Achigwe Blessing - National Assistant M&E Officer.”

The National Coordinator/Force Epidemiologist accepted the nomination on behalf of the other members and promised to discharge their duties properly.