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CSOs Strategise To Bridge Health Delivery Gaps In Kano




As part of efforts to bridge healthcare service delivery gaps in Kano State, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations have strategized to hold government accountable to its promises.

This was made known at a two day retreat for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) organised by the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) in partnership with Women In Media (WIM) through the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health At Scale (PACFaH@Scale) project.

Co-chair of the OGP, Hajiya Halima Umar said the retreat hopes to develop a mechanism for inclusiveness in the health and other sectors of the state.

According to her, “We noticed that there are gaps. There are no activities as it relates to health, particularly women and children’s health and the whole concept of OGP is about inclusion; bringing in children, women, people living with disability and the minority.

“We are coming back to look at the state action plan again to fill in the gaps that is in the state action plan so that we will be able to be very specific because we have identified about 24 health issues. We want to concentrate on reproductive health for women. We also want to look at child immunisation, we want to look at the killer disease, all the issues that really concerns women and children. This is what we are trying to do now.”

PACFaH@Scale is a social accountability project which aims to strengthen the capacity of CSOs at national and state levels to hold decision makers to account on health policies/laws and others.