By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri
The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BoSPHCDA) under the leadership of the Executive Director, Dr. Sule Meleh and Nigeria State Health Investment Project- Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted Project to strengthen the health system across the state through the Project Coordinator, Hajiya Habiba Saidu on Monday had a fruitful meeting with all Coordinators of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and Jere.
MMC and Jere were the two pilot LGAs that started benefitting from the PROJECT since 2017, before 1st and 2nd scale up to other LGAs of Biu, Askira -Uba, Magumeri, Kaga, Hawul, Shani, Bayo and Kwaya Kusar. The project is set to continue its scale up to Mafa, Konduga, Damboa, Gwoza, Bama, Monguno etc as the security situation improve.
The meeting with IDPs Camp Coordinators was sequel to Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s directive to the Team of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) NSHIP-AF to have BASELINE INFORMATION MEETING FOR MOBILE HEALTH UNIT (MHU) Contract and extend the gesture to all IDP camps which would be centred on Medical Outreach and Social Marketing Strategies even in the host communities who are in dare need of healthcare, improve quality of the service indicators such as Antenatal care, Safe Delivery, HIV Test Treatment, Growth Monitoring, Child Spacing/Family Planning, Nutrition, Out Patient Department (OPD) and other services that would be purchased by NSHIP at the end of every quarter with strict adherence to Performance Based Financing (PBF) guidelines.
Some of the IDP camp Coordinators who attended the meeting include those from BAKASSI, GUBIO, TEACHERS VILLAGE, EYN CHURCH JERUSALEM, DALORI, MUNA, MADINATU, so numerous to mention.