The constitution of the Kano State Primary Healthcare board by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje will go a long way in promoting healthcare delivery for millions of citizens in Kano State, an expert has said.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the development Research and Projects Centre, implementers of the Partnership for Advocacy in child and family health, PACFaH@Scale project in Abuja.
The statement, which was signed by the Executive Director of the Project, Judith Ann-Walker, commended Governor Ganduje for fulfiling the promise he made when the group led an advocacy visit for the constitution of the board last year.
“Recall that last year, we led an advocacy visit to the governor where the need for the constitution of board was requested as a very significant measure that is required to move the state’s healthcare delivery forward,” the statement said.
Ms Ann-Walker further asked the governor to follow up the constitution of the board with all other requirements needed for the implementation of the primary healthcare under one roof policy.
She described Kano State as a significant player in the health sector where if policy commitments are implemented, health indices in the country will significantly improve.
“We thank the governor for fulfilling this commitment and we urge the new board to hit the ground running by ensuring that the state maintains it proactive engagement in providing quality healthcare services for its citizens,” the statement added.
It could be recalled that Governor Umar Ganduje had last year, when the coalition of PACFaH@Scale advocates paid him an advocacy visit, promised to constitute the board to ensure PHCUOR policy is fully implemented in the state.
The appointment of substantive board will go along way in improving healthcare delivery in the state, according to the statement.
The governing board is under the chairmanship of Sarkin Yaki (the District Head of Ajingi and the former Chair of KECCoH). Some of the members include Dayyabu Muhammad (former and ES, SPHCMB and a member of KECCoH) and Binta Jibin (a staff of the SMoH under the Director Public Health and Disease Control).