Kaduna: Participants Of NURHI Workshop Vow To Ensure  Child Spacing Gets Improved  Budget In 2019

Some of the participants of the Step-down Training on Budget Monitoring, Analysis and Scorecard System in Kaduna on Thursday.

Participants of the two-day workshop on Step-down Training on Budget Monitoring, Analysis and Scorecard System in Kaduna State, have agreed to intensify  efforts  towards  ensuring  that Child  Spacing  gets adequate  attention  in the 2019 budget. 

This was agreed at the closing  session  of the workshop on Thursday, where they mandated the Reproductive Health  (RH)  Coordinator of the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA)  to summon  an emergency meeting of the sub committee towards actualising that.
The group  said that the extensive  report of the workshop  should be drafted  and made available to the committee,  to fashion  out strategies to be adopted  for  advocacy.
They also agreed to  develop  an action plan,  which  should  focus on the need to achieving better for better results for child spacing in the state.
It was  also agreed that adolescent Reproductive  Health  be captured   as a component  of the report.
The focal point was on the need to redefine the budget line of child  spacing  to make provisions  for  operational  costs to be done side-by-side with that of purchase  of consumables which was originally  voted for.
They also agreed to secure the actual submission made for the budget  for child  spacing  in 2019 fiscal year so that it can be studied  and a case made during budget  defence for the redefining.
In the closing remarks ,  Reproductive  Health /Family  Planning (RH)  Coordinator,  State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA),  Nafisat Musa Isah commended the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiatives (NURHI)  for its interest and active participation in family planning  budget for Kaduna State.
“We have reached the stage where we got all we want in terms of consumables.  What  is left  is to take it to the final destination.
“We appreciate  everyone  who came here,  we appreciate  your contributions, ” she added.


The two-day workshop which started on Wednesday featured several sessions anchored  by various resource persons.


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