The World Bank and Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) have committed $145million towards strengthening health facilities in north east region.
According to Daily Trust, this was disclosed by the NSHIP National Project Coordinator, Dr Lekan Olubajo at the closing ceremony of a five days training for health services providers held in Bauchi weekend.
He said plan for the Implementation of performance base financing interventions for all the health facilities have been concluded promising that necessary technical support for the success of the project will be given to ensure transparency and detect fraud.
Speaking earlier, the state project coordinator, Dr Adamu Mohammed gave the overview of the five days training saying that the overall objective of the training was to improve the knowledge and skills of the participants on how to implement performance base financing interventions.
He said that the training was centered on Performance Base Financing project cycle, Business plan, essential drugs management, financial management and procurement guidelines among others.
Also, Bauchi State Commissioner of Health, Dr Halima Mukaddas said the state has already committed $200,000 USD (N61million) as counterpart funding of the project to save one million lives.
She said that the state primary health care development agency has signed a contract agreement for the purchase of health services with 15 health facilities and general hospital Dass under the additional financing of Nigeria state health investment project.
She added that the administration Governor Abubakar has pledged to commit a large proportion of resources to ensure Health sector attain higher position.
Mukaddas stated that a lot of Innovation was put in place including allocation of large budget provision to health sector in 2016.
She further explained that this year 16.9% representing N23billion Naira committed to health sector adding that it’s no more news that state and partners are working tirelessly to improve health services in the State.
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