By ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna
Achieving universal health coverage with a motivated workforce drew the attention of Civil Society Organizations in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, recently to critically analyse possible ways that could enhance the health of people particularly children.
The meeting which was organized by Save the Children, a Non-Governmental Organization discussed ways to motivate the health workers for productivity towards realizing a healthy society.
In his remarks, Dr. Ado Zakari Mohammed, director of public health in Kaduna State ministry of health who represented the state Commissioner of Health, Dr Paul Dogo, explained that the state has service training as part of motivation for better service delivery in the health sector.
He explained that students in training programme mainly for student doctors has been in existence for the past 15 years, stressing that the programme has been extended to health personnel to enhance their performance in Kaduna State.
He noted, the steer project that is meant for the rehabilitation of vulnerable children are adequately taken care of and their education, adding that another project is to improve the health workers on how to work together with health ministry to improve the health capacity of workers as a way of improving the quality of health service delivery.
According to him, the ministry has been running training programmes for various categories staff in the ministry, pointing out that they were efforts being made by the state government towards ensuring qualitative health care delivery in the state.
The conference was a one day interactive session between the Kaduna State ministry of health, Save the Children and Civil Society Organizations aimed to fashioned out ways for better collaboration for an effective and efficient health service delivery in the state.