Adamawa state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with United Nations international Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for the reconstruction of about one hundred and forty primary Health Care centers across the state. The project is to be facilitated by European Union and other donor’s agencies in the state. Signing the MoU during the flag -off of the projects at Ajiya Clinic in Yola, Governor Jibrilla reiterated his commitment toward improving the primary health care delivery system by pledging to employed additional six thousand health workers to augment the sector.
The Governor noted that it was in realisation of viability of the health sector that the present administration in the state renovated all major health facilities across the three geo-political zones in the state adding that all the entitlements of health workers have also been offset.
The Governor assured the development partners of the contribution of the state government towards the timely completion of the projects.
The commissioner of Health, Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar and the Chairperson, Primary Health care development Agency, Dr. Batulu Mohammed has earlier stressed that the project would kick -start with thirty -seven clinics in the first phase.
The chairperson, Primary health care development agency however said the health sector needs additional six thousand manpower for effective administration of the facilities.
Mr, Olusoyi Olosunde Health Officer, UNICEF, field office Bauchi pledged the Commitment of the donor agencies in the actualisation of the project.