Joint Mission Of World Bank, NPHCDA, FMOH and FMOF Visit To Adamawa State

The mission on arrival to Adamawa state through the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) had a brief on the purpose of the mission visit and strategies on how to embark on the exercise. The meeting which was held at the board room of the SPHCDA witnessed the attendance of the mission team which included Dr. Fatima Mustapha World Bank, Mr. Olushola OLadipo Director NPHCDA, Dr, Oritseweyimi Ogbe Head Health financing NPHCDA, Pharm. Mohammed A. Mohammed Deputy National Project Coordinator NSHIP NPHCDA, Mohammed Sabo Adamu Head Social Mobilization NPHCDA, Lara Timbay ODI fellow NPHCDA and Mercy Lewis Okpihwo NSHIP –PIU NPHCDA.

The executive Chairman ADSPHCDA, Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel while receiving the team expressed confidence in them, stressing that the visit will help motivate the health system in the state, as well as identifying key areas to strengthen and to improve quality of care in the Primary Health Care facilities in the state.

Therefore, the team of specialist visited Primary healthcare facilities with the view to assess the performance of PHC centers and to attest to the quality of service and type of interventions implemented in the state for the people in respective health facility. The facility visited were Yadim, Farang, and Cholli PHCC all in Fufore LGA .The team while at Yadim PHCC witnessed tremendous achievement impact put in place by SPHCDA in collaboration with NSHIP.

The team on their way to Cholli PHCC couldn’t reach the Health care facility due to heavy down pour of rain fall that led to over flow of Chochi river which was impossible to cross.
In addition the specialist made thorough assessment of the NSHIP social protection programme -Conditional Cash Transfer (CTT) with the view to evaluate it performance in improving MNCHN services at facility level and improvement in the quality of healthcare service delivery to young and old.

During the visit the World Bank representative Dr. Fatima Mustapha and other specialist filed in questions and interactive session with the facility manager, health workers and women during antenatal services in the bid to get feedback on their state mind about quality of service delivered to them. After all the interaction the team expressed satisfaction with the approach adopted and quality services provided to the community.
In Confirmation by Mrs. Hurera Idris in Farang community expressed delight over the support and intervention by NSHIP through CCT, she said indeed the programme has stimulated women to assess ANC and other health cares services, which in turn reduced Maternal and Morbidity rate in the communities compared to when there was no support. Consequently has drastically reduced challenges faced during pregnancy.

At the end of the field visit the mission had Debrief with the executive chairman ADSPHCDA Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel, Directors, Technical officers and programme officers, to brief the agency on experiences and challenges observation from the field visit. Finally the team applauded the development thus far.