PHC: CODE Organizes Town Hall Meeting in Sokoto
A Non-governmental organization, Connected Development (CODE), has organized a town hall meeting in Sokoto on the condition of Primary Health Care in the state.
The program, which took place at Multipurpose Hall, Sokoto South area council of Sokoto state, was primarily hosted for a dialogue on the aftermath of Primary Health Care Facilities-Based Survey conducted by the organization.
A statement signed by the Sokoto state’s Team Lead, Comrade Idris Mohammed revealed that the team conducted the survey in three senatorial zones of the state with the sole aim of improving health care services.
He said “Two places were visited in two local government areas of each senatorial zone by the champions”
According to him, the surveys were also conducted in all the 36 states of the federation to access the condition of the primary health care facilities in the country.
“A total of 783 Primary Health Care were visited across 36 states of the federation”.
“The data collected were analyzed based on some thematic areas, which includes; Infrastructure, Personnel, Service delivery and Covid-19 Vaccine Administration”.
“All variables were analyzed vis a vis the minimum standard requirement for PHCs in Nigeria”. “About 9 out of 10 PHCs visited did not meet the minimum number of Nurse/Midwives that should be in the PHCs, 3 out of 10 do not have nurses/midwives in their facilities”.