PRINN-MNCH flags off training/capacity building for health stakeholders from 60 communities on community based service delivery in Zamfara state

Authors: Yusuf Yahaya
Document Type: Press
Publication Date: 2013

This press article, featured inĀ Oyo State News, focuses on a training and capacity building event for health stakeholders drawn from sixty communities across the fourteen local government areas of Zamfara state, Nigeria. The event was held by the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria-Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PRRINN-MNCH) initiative. Concern was raised that the Millenium Development Goals would not be met in time, and proposals were made, including further training and capacity building, which would help ensure they would be achieved. Health issues revolving around women and children were stressed and require special attention from all involved – government, development partners and communities. The importance of community-based service delivery (CBSD) was mentioned, which provides door-to-door services to the communities in a bid to reduce maternal and child mortality.

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Tags: Nigeria, Capacity building, Training, Primary health care, Newborn health, Maternal health, Maternal mortality ratio, Skilled delivery, Skilled birth attendants, Child health, Millenium Development Goals, PRRINN-MNCH, SBAs,