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Board To Improve Medical Services In Rural Communities

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The Federal Capital Territory Primary Health Care Board (FCT-PHCB) said that it is collaborating with Health Policy Plus (HP+) to improve access to healthcare services in FCT rural communities.

The executive secretary of the board, Dr Iwot Ndaeyo, who disclosed this while receiving a work plan in his office yesterday, stated that the document would provide opportunities to properly address the gaps in healthcare delivery in the FCT.

Ndaeyo explained that the document, which was developed in collaboration with HP+, would enable the board access the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF).

“The work plan, jointly developed by the FCT-PHCB and HP+, clearly sets out activities to be carried out in the coming year that will act as a roadmap in addressing the identified gaps in the FCT health systems and make access to basic health care a reality for majority of the citizens in FCT communities.”

The executive secretary stated that the work plan would bring about the desired improvements that would help the FCT deliver quality basic health care services to its communities.

Also speaking, project’s country director, Onoriode Ezire, said that the role of HP+ is to serve as a catalyst in supporting the FCT-PHCB to achieve its mandates by working with both stakeholders in providing health care services in the communities they serve.

Represented by the team leader, Peter Oshaji, the country director said that to address identified gaps, HP+ is supporting the FCT-PHCB with gap-based capacity building in the coming year that would help in strengthening health systems in the FCT.

He added that HP+ is also supporting the FCT with the desired legal framework that would provide backing to the board through a bill that has already passed through first reading at the national assembly.


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