Sokoto Government pledges to improve healthcare policies to benefit citizens

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Sokoto state has  pledged that it’s Government would continue to partner donor agencies and other multilateral organisations on improving healthcare policies for the benefit of the citizens.

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The commissioner for health made this commendation at the dissemination of Behavioural Sentinel Surveillance Survey (BSS) baseline results for the state on Thursday, in Sokoto.

He pledged that the state government would continue to partner donor agencies and other multilateral organisations on improving healthcare policies for the benefit of the citizens.

He however, expressed satisfaction over the overwhelming findings and statistical presentations on malaria prevention and treatment, pregnancy and child birth, family planning and others health related issues in the state.

He noted that the findings would facilitate the enhancement of overall service delivery, strengthen facilities as well as improve the capacity of health service providers.
Inname further enjoined Breakthrough Research to always engage with relevant agencies and departments in the state, in order to streamline their activities and enable the government agencies participate fully.

Dr Dele Abegunde, the Chief of Party, Breakthrough Research (BR) in Nigeria, said the BSS baseline results aimed at promoting health programmes and policies, in order to improve overall health outcomes for women and families.

Abegunde said key state and local stakeholders had become aware of BR’s work and key results on an ongoing basis, sharing both results and information about its current and upcoming activities along with interventions.

He said the findings targeted at improving the lives of citizens and facilitating coordinated government polices as areas of likely improvement, while changes were identified along with challenges.
Also speaking, Dr Shitti Abdu-Aguye of Breakthrough Action Nigeria said the research findings were meant to be translated into actions towards developing health programmes that would be more effective to improving peoples’ wellbeing.

MTO/Vanguard

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