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EU Rates South East Low In PHC Implementation

Posted: Jul 2, 2015 at 12:39 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue  –  Awka

The European Union Support to Immunisation Governance in Nigeria (EU SIGN) Project has rated South East Geo-Political zone lowest in its scorecard on the implementation of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) as at June, 2015.

The Team Leader to the Technical Assistance, EU SIGN Project, Dr. Goli Lamiri who made the assessment after  a one day sensitisation workshop with the Policy makers in the health sector, National Primary Healthcare Development agency and participants from South East states of Abia, Ebonyi and Anambra in Awka, said that the criteria adopted by the National Health Act and Primary Health Care system which government agencies must have to develop is effective quality PHC to the grass root were used in the assessment of the States’ performance.

According to him, the criteria included a strong management and governance system, effective legislation, funding of the Primary Health Care (PHC), minimum service package and mobilisation of human resources required to deliver services to communities.

Lamiri stated further that the team was in Awka, Anambra State in partnership with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to support the South East to establish and strengthen the PHC boards in the three States for the common good of the people and PHC system.

In his presentation, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics of the NPHCDA, who represented the Executive Director, Dr. Ado Mohammed stressed the need to bring the PHC under one roof as a way of streamlining their activities and ensuring its efficiency and effectiveness.