By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said it will roll out a new community health volunteer scheme to enhance mobilisation of Nigerians to routine immunisation at the grassroots level.
NPHCDAâ€™s Executive Director, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, who was accompanied by the new Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Stephen Haykin, stated this when he led his management team on a courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in SokotoÂ Tuesday.
He said the programme, which would be rolled out in Sokoto within weeks, will deepen the fight against child killer diseases and at the same time create focal persons that will supervise immunisation efforts.
According to him, the decision to roll out the programme in Sokoto came about as a result of the commitment of the state government to improve primary healthcare in particular and health services delivery in general.
â€œI am happy to say that the state governmentâ€™s commitment to settle all outstanding financial commitments with partners has filled all financial gaps in funding of projects. This has thrown the ball to our court and we are working to ensure full implementation of all projects on schedule,” he stated.