Nigeria: CSOs Collaborate With Kaduna State For Better Health Service Delivery

By Amos Tauna

Kaduna (Nigeria)–Towards achieving universal health coverage with a motivated workforce, Civil Society Organizations in Kaduna State, northwest Nigeria have come together to critically analyse possible ways that could enhance the health of the people, particularly the children.

At the Forum organized by Save the Children, a Non-Governmental Organization, the CSOs discussed  ways to motivate the health workers to show commitment towards realizing a healthy society.

Dr. Ado Zakari Mohammed, Director of Public Health in Kaduna State Ministry of Health who represented the state Commissioner of Health, Dr Paul Dogo, explained that the state has in service training as part of motivation for better service delivery in the health sector.

He explained that students’ in training programme mainly for student doctors has  been in existence for the past 15 years, stressing that the programme has been extended to health personnel to enhance their performance.

In Kaduna State, he noted, the steer project that is meant for the rehabilitation of vulnerable children are adequately taken care of and their education, adding that another project is to improve the health workers on how to work together with health ministry to improve the health capacity of workers as a way of improving the quality of health service delivery.

He explained that the ministry has been running training programmes for various categories of  staff in the ministry, pointing out that efforts were  being made by the state government towards ensuring qualitative health care delivery in the state.

The one day interactive session was between the Kaduna State ministry of health on one hand as well as the Save the Children and Civil Society Organizations on the other hand.

It was  aimed at fashioning out ways for better collaboration for a effective and efficient health service delivery in the state.

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