Adamawa trains personnel on strategic health development

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Yola   –  The Adamawa Government has embarked on the training of its medical and health personnel on Strategic Health Development Plan for 2016 to 2020, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The two-day workshop is being organised in Yola in collaboration with the UN Fund for Population (UNFPA).
The training is aimed at reviewing the state’s healthcare service delivery plan for the next five years.
Declaring the workshop open on Wednesday, Dr Fatima Abubakar, the state Commissioner for Health, said that the main objective was to validate the state’s healthcare operational system.
She said: “The aim of the meeting is to review the state healthcare service delivery plan as a whole.
“During the review, many health service aspects would be considered such as diseases, outbreaks and crises like that of Boko Haram which took us unaware and unprepared.”
Abubakar said that another core objective of the meeting was to help and make the government more proactive for emergencies.
She regretted that plans had been made before without proper implementation, noting that it a major problem affecting effective healthcare service delivery in the state.
Besides, the commissioner observed that several healthcare service plans failed because people who were the beneficiaries were not being carried along.
She expressed optimism that the workshop would reduce healthcare catastrophe and make healthcare services available and accessible to all nook and crannies of the state.
Dr Abdullahi Belel, the Executive Chairman, State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, said that the training was designed to help the Ministry of Health on how to achieve the provision of healthcare in the next five years in the state.
“The meeting was in line with the national health services policy,” Belel added.
He said during the meeting issues like leadership and governance, health service delivery, financing and resources for health and health management would be discussed.
Other areas included community participation, private partnerships and research for health.
NAN also reports that more than 100 health experts are participating in the workshop. (NAN)

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