USAID canvasses support for PHCs in Kebbi state

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The United States Agency for International Development State2State (USAID), has promised to boost its budget to support primary health centres.

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The USAID State2State Team Lead, Usman Faleye, disclosed this in a statement, during a three-day workshop organised for ministries.

He noted that the focus of the meeting was on the health sector to ensure that its budget is increased and more funds are released to the sector in the state.

Faleye said, “The training will help the state to improve on its budget allocation to the ministry as well hasten the releases that will help in primary health care and other related health sectors.”

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning in the state, Hajia Aisha Usman, acknowledged that the state had not had it so good before the training, which she described as an “eye-opener.”

She added, “The three-day workshops on budget profiling and cash management procedures were very impactful as they gave the state the idea of expenditure for each month and this would enable the state to plan correctly before making such expenditure.”

 

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