DFID Project Donates N288m Health Equipment to Yobe

Authors: Damilola Oyedele
Document Type: Press
Publication Date: 2013

This press article, featured in This Day Live, focuses on how the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunisation in Northern Nigeria and Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PRRINN- MNCH) Initiative, has donated health equipment worth N288 million to Yobe State, Nigeria. This is in addition to its establishment of a sustainable drugs supply scheme which was capitalised with drugs worth over N100 million, ensuring the availability of essential drugs in targeted health facilities.

The article also discusses how initiatives in the sector include a free drugs scheme for pregnant women, children under the age of five and accident victims up to the first 48 hours. Others initiatives include the establishment of the State Primary Health Care Management Board as well as the procurement and distribution of antimalarial, insecticidal treated nets. It finishes with an appeal for these initiatives to be expanded as well as asking for the arrival of the Support to National Malaria Programme (SUNMAP) and the relocation of the State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI).

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Tags: Nigeria, Primary health care, Newborn health, Maternal health, Coverage, Child health, PRRINN-MNCH, Access to health services, Health care financing, Equipment, Medicines, Malaria, SuNMAP,