BIRTHDAY: CELEBRATING DR. JANET EKPENYONG, A DYNAMIC HUMANITARIAN AND PROFESSIONAL PAR EXCELLENCE.

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By ENEJI Simon Ushie.

It’s April 24th, the birth date of one of Cross River’s young and emerging leaders, Dr Janet Ekpenyong who currently serves as the Deputy Coordinator, National Cash Transfer Office Abuja.

 

Dr Janet’s leadership journey isn’t one without history and dedication to duty, humility ,selflessness, philanthropy and empathy to the masses.

 

A trained medical Doctor with specialty in Health Financing from various institutes across Europe,Asia and the African Continent a knowledge she has deployed in the development of a functional Health system locally and Nationally.

 

In her first state’s engagement as Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Janet Ekpenyong brought remarkable reforms in the Health sector promoting dedication, hard work and effective service delivery in the grassroot .

 

She saw to the drastic reduction in maternal and child mortality, prevention and prompt attention to endemic diseases and the trust building between health workers and the community.

 

Consolidating on her achievements in the Primary Healthcare Agency, Dr Janet Ekpenyong was subsequently appointed Commissioner for Health, Cross River State by the then Governor, Senator Ben Ayade where she offered both Health and Humanitarian supports to individuals, families, groups and organisations.

 

Among many goodwills and humanitarian supports offered by Dr Ekpenyong is the notable rescue of a then mentally deranged middle aged woman simply known as Cassy who gave birth in a dump site around Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State.

 

Little known to the media or widely publicised is the fact that Cassy underwent rehabilitation in the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Calabar for months until she gained stability before she was finally reunited with her husband and immediate family in Benue state Nigeria, all these were facilitated by Dr Janet Ekpenyong.

 

 

She remains a mentor to many young girls who intend to serve humanity with their purposes and crafts and well as life coach to many who seek guidance in the medical profession.

Amawu Cletus Albert Amawu

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