Nigerian NGOs meet on progress in health MDGS

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Nigerian women in a hospital used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Family Included]

A group of non-governmental organisations working in the health sector will Thursday meet in Abuja to review how the Nigerian government is monitoring the implementation of the 2014 Task Shifting Task Sharing (TS) policy.

Task shifting/Task Sharing is a strategy for accelerating the progress towards achievements of Millennium Development Goals in the health sector.

The one day meeting is being organised by the development Research & Project Center (dRPC) under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PAS) project.

PAS project is an intervention anchored by the dRPC and implemented by a coalition of 12 indigenous Nigerian civic groups and professional health associations holding government at national and state levels accountable on policy, programme and budgetary commitments in health sector.

The TS policy focuses on key priority areas such as Family and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health services (RMNCH), HIV, TB, Malaria and other communicable and non-communicable diseases, and aims to meet the universal health coverage and the health needs of Nigerians.

According to a document on the one day meeting, it aims to expand knowledge of the status of the Federal Ministry of Health initiatives to monitor the state of implementation and revise the 2014 TS policy.

It also aims to strengthen linkages between service delivery and advocacy in TS implementation.

Organisers said the meeting will also expand knowledge of challenges and gaps in TS implementation at state level.

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