World Bank commends Gombe on NSHIP performance

The World Bank task team leader, Dr Gyuri Fristche, has commended the Gombe State Government on its role in the implementation of the Nigeria States Health Investment Programme.

Fristche, who paid a courtesy visit to Governor Inuwa Yahaya in company with the co-team leader for NSHIP in Nigeria, Fatima Mustapha, said the scheme would provide the necessary support to the state to enable it achieve its goal of improving the health care system.

The Project Coordinator of the NSHIP in Gombe, Mallam Aminu Abubakar, expressed his joy on the team’s visit, its assessment and overall rating of the state, among other participating states.

“We want to appreciate the Inuwa Yahaya’s administration for prioritising the health sector and the Executive Secretary Dr. Abdulrahman Shuaibu, for the support and initiatives on community-based health services,” Abubakar said.

In his reaction, Yahaya, said, “We seek technical support and collaboration to scale up the programme in order to cover the remaining local government areas. We are committed to the revitalization of at least 1 primary health care per ward in every Local Government.

“The NSHIP is an initiative of the Federal Government in collaboration with the World Bank and its primary objective is to increase the delivery and the use of maternal and child health interventions, as well as to improve the quality of health facilities in selected states.”
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