From David Hassan, Gombe
A nongovernmental organization, Mamaye evidence for action has flagged off Naija fund health project, in Gombe state, with a view to harmonized policy makers and duty bearers to make required resources available to tackle urgent health issues.
While unveiling the Fund Naija Health campaign logo held which was held at the Custodian Hotel, Gombe the media adviser of Mamaye in Nigeria, Mr. Laide Shokumbi said the NGO Flagg of the fund due to poor availability or interventions in the health sector that was agreed by the African Union and espoused, in the Abuja declaration in the year 2000.
He decried worse, and not what he described as budget which is meant for the health sector is not been released on time.
He said the main mandate of the programme is to improve the quality of health services through reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition( RMNCAH+N) in the state. Same programme is expected to run in Lagos and Bauchi states.
According to him,“#FundNaija Health is about getting policy makers and deputy bearers to make the required resources available as matter of course, because resources are central to achieving the overall objective of improving RMNCAH+N.
“Mamaye – evidence for action Nigeria, seeks to achieve two critical objectives during this campaign in the areas of increased budgetary allocation to health but particularly RMNCAH+N and timely release of budgeted funds.”
Speaking earlier, the Acting Secretary to the Gombe State Government, Mr. James Pisagih, who was represented by Alhaji Usman Shamaki Mohammed, commended the efforts of MamaYe in the State which has always been aimed at helping the State Government to improve in its health sector particularly in maternal and newborn child health.
Similarly, the Gombe State commissioner of Health, Dr.Kennedy Ishaya, who was also, represented by Mr. Hassan Ibrahim, Director of Diagnosis in the ministry said the state had experienced a reduction of maternal mortality cases since the intervention of MamaYe programme in the state.