Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) under the leadership of the Executive Director, Dr. coque pour iphone 6 minion Sule Meleh and Nigeria State Health Investment projects Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF) under the Project Coordinator, Hajiya Habiba Saidu have been given a boost as the Management and Staff of College of Nursing and Midwifery, Maiduguri has agreed to introduce and inculcate Performance Based Financing (PBF) approach into its school curriculum to prepare students with knowledge as they face services in Health facilities after graduation.
The introduction of NSHIP/PBF to all manner of students of the institution according to the Provost is aimed at addressing laziness and non-challant attitude of health workers towards living up to their responsibilities and enhance better heath care service delivery in the state.
This is even as traditional rulers including the District Heads of Bolori, Alhaji Wadaima Abba Masta, Gwange, Alhaji Shettima Mattawali Bukar and the District Head of Old Maiduguri, who is the son to Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abba Umar Shehu Abubakar Garbai have expressed happiness with NSHIP, a World Bank assisted Project for strengthening Primary Health Care Centres and secondary Health facilities in their domain, and pledged to give their maximum support for ownership and sustainability.
Recall that the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) team of NSHIP/PBF have continued with its Advocacy Visits/enlightenment and engagement of stakeholders on the impact of the project in the state which has been ravaged by insurgency in the last 10 years with attendant displacement of millions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are in dare need of heath care.
Engaging Advocacy Team during visit to College of Nursing and Midwifery, the Provost, Hajiya Arkwaya, represented by her Deputy, Bukar Aji, said, “The coming of NSHIP in Borno is a life saving grace, and that is why even before you advocate, some of our staff including my humble self who had little knowledge of NSHIP have been teaching our students on what NSHIP/PBF is all about.
” The NSHIP/PBF is designed in such a way that would not only motivate staff through payment of bonuses at the end of each quarter, but has also equip most of the contracted facilities with standard laboratory and medical services expected of every patients and their relatives.
“As Health Educationists, we commend the present administration of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, the World Bank and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, BoSPHCDA and PIU Team who introduced NSHIP in the state. coque cuir rouge iphone 6 We in this College will partner with Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency and Nigeria State Health Investment Project to ensure strict adherence to Performance Based Financing approach aimed at strengthening our health system in Borno State.
” It would be of value if everything is being put in place to ensure sustainability of the project. coque iphone 8 plus siliconne What NSHIP is doing is what is expected of every health worker to do, but this have since been eroded, and with the coming of PBF, it has really revived the old tradition and commitment to duty”. Aji stated.
Earlier, the Human Resource Officer of PIU, Alhaji Kundili Bukar and Communication Officer, Inusa Ndahi among other Advocacy Team said, they were in the College to solicit support towards the implementation of NSHIP.
Kundili said, the project which started as a Pilot Scheme in two Local Government Areas of Jere and Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) in mid 2017, has been scaled up to 10 LGAs, with 101 contracted private and public Health Facilities and General Hospitals, while efforts have been completed to embark on 3rd scale up to Mafa and Konduga among other Council Areas based on the 2019 Work Plan.
He words: “Performance-Based Financing (PBF) is a health systems approach with an orientation on results defined as quantity and quality of service outputs.
“PBF started in Nigeria in 3 states namely Adamawa, Nasawara and Ondo and eventually scaled up in 2017 to Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States.
“The funding for this project is a loan by the Federal Government from the World Bank. coque iphone 8 silicone vert At the national level, the implementing agency of PBF is the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) as a project called Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) while at the State level, it is implemented by the State Primary Health Care Development Agency.
“Through the Additional Financing-Nigeria State Health Investment Project, (AF-NSHIP), PBF was introduced in Borno and Yobe States in the 2nd quarter of 2017. coque iphone 7 incassables integral It started in Borno as a pilot in Jere and MMC LGAs. coque iphone 8 plus girl In the 1st and 2nd scale-up, we now have 10 LGAs implementing this project in the State namely: MMC, Jere, Biu, Bayo, Kwayakusar, Hawul, Askira/Uba, Shani, Kaga and Magumeri.
“A total of 91 PHCs and 10 GHs are into the project across these 10 LGAs.