HOTPEN – The Bauchi state Primary Health Care Development Agency with support from UNICEF has rolled out a strategic plan towards engaging one Medical Doctor per local government area in the state.
This was made a disclosure to newsmen by the Executive Chairman, Bauchi state Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed after a recently concluded four days capacity building training for Civil Society Organizations in the state.
The Executive Chairman who was represented by the Deputy Director Disease Control, Mr Yusuf Fateh said, when engaged, the Doctors will be rotating the days of clients service within the available primary health care centers in all the LGAs of the state.
Speaking at the training session, the UNICEF Bauchi field office, Health Specialist, Dr. Zigye Icunoamlak revealed that, the training for the CSOs was meant to achieve active community mobilization towards better health service delivery.
Dr. Zigye note added that “The training for the CSOs is highly essential as an aggressive teamwork is required towards changing the pattern of high rate of maternal and child mortality in Bauchi state”.
The Deputy Director revealed that, while concluding the training which was held in Kano state, participants unanimously agreed to change their approach towards better health outcomes especially through the involvement of males in the maternal health care and services.
Mr Yusuf noted that, a strategic template for community push towards better health seeking behavior was rolled out and adopted for immediate implementation by all the CSOs operating in Bauchi State.