Dr Fatima A. Abubakar
Commissioner of Health
The Adamawa State Ministry of Health led by the Honourable Commissioner, Dr Fatima Atiku Abubakar, organised a 2-day (30th - 31st March 2016) validation workshop to review the draft State Strategic Health Development Plan 2016 - 2020 sponsored by UNFPA.
The Workshop was opened by remarks from the Director Planning, Ministry of Health, Pharmacist Mansur Suleiman followed by the overview of the 2016-2020 SSHDP by the Executive Chairman Adamawa SPHCDA and Honorary Consultant to the Ministry of Health on SSHDP, Dr Abdullahi Belel. The Secretary to Adamawa State Government, Dr Umar Buba Bindir, guided on the alignment of the SSHDP with the "Bindow for Social Change" Adamawa State Blueprint as the Special Guest of Honour.
The Honorary Consultant led the technical sessions where the draft document was reviewed page by page and amendments noted by the secretariat and agreed upon by the stakeholders.
At the end of the first day, the entire document was reviewed and the draft 2016 operational plan was circulated to be read as home-work for review the following day.
The 2016 Operational Plan was reviewed and costed during the second day with the guidance of the Honorary Consultant, while some incomplete activities noted were given to the technical committee as assignment to be completed within a week.
The Sponsor of the validation, Mr Awwal Abubakar of UNFPA commended the Honourable Commissioner and her team for the good work and expressed satisfaction with the conduct and quality of the validation.