The Kwara Government on Friday said it would partner with Hong Kong on the use of Molecular Testing Technology (MTT) for the prevention and management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Nigeria.
The state Commissioner for Health, Suleiman Alege, made this known in Ilorin while receiving the Health Response and Development Initiatives Team from Hong Kong, who paid him a courtesy visit.
Alege assured the team that the state government accorded priority to the general wellbeing of people through adequate provision of healthcare facilities across the state.
He said that the community health insurance scheme had been put in place to cater for the health needs of people.
The commissioner said that the scheme was recently expanded to cover all the 16 local government areas in the state.
Alege told the team that the scheme had just been internationally acclaimed and nominated by Pharm Access Foundation, Netherlands, for the 2016 Financial Times/IFC Transformational Business Award.
The commissioner said that the state would give necessary support to any investor who would impact positively on the lives of people.
Earlier, Jerry Lam, leader of the team, said that they were in the state to promote the use of the new technology for the prevention and management of STDs.
Lam said that molecular biology plays key role in the early detection, treatment and management of various acute and chronic diseases.