Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BoSPHCDA) and Nigeria State Health Investment Project- Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted project has met with coordinators of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and Jere LG towards improving healthcare services at the camps.
A statement issued Tuesday by media consultant, NSHIP-AF, Mr. Inuwa Salihu Ndahi said MMC and Jere LGC first benefitted from the project as the two pilot LGAs before the 1st and 2nd scale ups to Biu, Askira -Uba, Magumeri, Kaga, Hawul, Shani, Bayo and Kwaya Kusar LGAs.
The project was also set out to continue its scale up in Mafa, Konduga, Damboa, Gwoza, Bama and Monguno LGAs as the security situation improves.
The meeting with IDPs camp coordinators was sequel to Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s directive to the team of the NSHIP-AF Project Implementation Unit to have baseline information meeting with the coordinators for the purpose of establishing mobile health units at the camps.
It was also aimed at expanding the project to all other IDP camps through medical outreach and social marketing strategies, including the host communities who are in dire need of healthcare.
The project is to further ensure improved quality of medical services indicators such as antenatal care, safe delivery, HIV test treatment, growth monitoring, child spacing/family planning, nutrition, outpatient department (OPD) and other services that would be purchased by NSHIP at the end of every quarter with strict adherence to performance based financing (PBF) guidelines.