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Nigeria: DFID Organises Workshop On Health Sector In Maiduguri

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By Habiba Garba Shani

In trying to revive the state despite the negative effect of insurgency which resulted in loosing lives, property and destroying public structures by the insurgents, the Borno state government was able to increase the allocation from less than 1 percent to 8 percent making effort to reach the demand of federal government to allocate 15 percent to health sector.

Ma’am kyari the executive director of the association of social health advocate and civil servants said this during four days workshop which is organized by LAFIYA PROJECT.

While interviewed by our reporter Habiba garba Shani she said that the state governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, house of assembly and other stakeholders were able to increase the budget allocation which is a success.

She also said that lafiya project was able to build health workers, Civil Society Organisations and Media capacity on advocacy for accountability for health purposely especially for the vulnerable to benefit from health services in the state.

Lafiya Project is a UK Department of international Development project which focuses on improving the health outcomes for the poorest and most vulnerable people in Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states.

Amb. Ahmad Shehu one of the facilitators charged the participants to ensure transparency, accountability and effective service delivery toward achieving improved health system for the people in the state.

Also advising the participant Dr Zainab Mohammed Challube urged them to use what they learnt during the workshop.

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