From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State has solicited for more support from development partners working in the health sector in the state.
The Governor made the request Monday at the 2019 end of the year Primary Healthcare MoU review meeting held at Emergency Operations Center in Bauchi.
Governor Bala said their support will enable his administration to ensure the provision of all essential medicines, equipment and personnel required for healthcare service delivery across the state.
He said the administration will focus on equitable distribution of the available his workers across the health facilities in the state so as to ensure the provision of essential healthcare services to the citizens.
While acknowledging the contributions of Bill and Melinda Gates and Aliko Dangote foundations, UNICEF in the advancement of health sector in the state, the governor appealed for more in extending the Primary Healthcare MoU financial contribution for the year 2021 and 2022.
“ This is the third review under the integrated Primary Healthcare Memorandum of Understanding and we are delighted with the steady progress in the integration process.
Governor Bala assured of his administration’s commitment to the realization of the agreement reached in Seattle in November.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, Mr Stephen M Haykin of USAID, Dr Peter Hawkins of UNICEF, Aliko Dangote of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, Mr Faisal Shuaibu of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency and the Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu Othman among others applauded the state government for the achievements recorded so far in Primary Healthcare in the state and called for collective efforts towards addressing the challenges.