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Over 8 states to benefit from $9m funding for Primary healthcare Centres

                                                              Workers attending to patience in a Primary Healthcare Centre Photo: RawDev

Primary Healthcare Centres across Eight States in the country will get over $9m for upgrade.

The Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, stated this in Abuja at the launch of the ''Technical Advice Connect'', a donor-led initiative focused on strengthening primary healthcare services in Nigeria.

Represented by the Director, Primary Health Care System Development in the Agency, Dr Daniel Otto, Dr Shuaib said the platform was set up to respond to technical assistance priorities aimed at promoting sustainable improvements in primary health care system performance.  

''With the launch of the initiative, which is targeted on Reproductive, maternal and child health, improving uptake and making sure that services reach down to the grassroots and reducing maternal and child mortality''. He said 

The Executive Director of the initiative, Dr Lilian Anomnachi, who highlighted the states in which the programme will run, called on other donors to pull resources to revamp primary health care centres across the country.

'Dr Anomnachi stated 'We have eight engagement states Nigeria and most of them are in the north east and north central which are Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Kano, Borno, Yobe and Niger  and Lagos States. we are also scaling up to other states like Bauchi and Sokoto States. in our first year, our budget is over 9 million dollers, but there is more to be done in the states.''               

During goodwill messages, representatives of State Governments and Organizations, said the initiative was in line with the SDG's goal of achieving the Universal Health Coverage.

Reporting by Emmanuel Kutara; Editing by Tina Oyinsan