The project also attracted additional
The project is a five-year programme which will run in three states of Adamawa, Ondo and Nasarawa.
It aims to increase the coverage of essential health services and strengthen the health system through multiple result-based approaches.
Speaking to journalists at the launch yesterday in
Specifically, she stated that the project aims to "increase the delivery and utilization of height impact maternal, child, reproductive and disease control health interventions particularly among the poor and improve the quality of care provided in publicly-financed health facilities within Adamawa, Nasarawa and
The project is anchored at the
Marie-Nelly said though the board of the
The delay, she explained, was positively used by the project to build capacity in performance based financing and pre-piloting PBF for proof of concept.
"Since then, the pre-pilot has demonstrating remarkable performance. The average coverage of institutional delivery in the pre-pilot LGAs increased from 11 per cent in
"Completely vaccinated children increased from 7 per cent to 43 per cent. Other indicators also show similar increases. Quality scores of health facilities also increased from 21 per cent to 81 per cent in Nasarawa state and from 25 per cent to 66 per cent in Adamawa state."
She noted that there is clear evidence of improvement in drug storage, cleanliness of facilities and staff's motivation in these facilities.
In his remarks, the Minister of Health, Prof
He said that the bulk of implementation in the health sector today lies in local governments and states.
The minister, however, called on the need to upscale the states which were being used as pilot programme, saying, "For the three states used as pilot programme, it is good because pilots are for evidence-based but my quarrel is that for a country like
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