Kano State Government has been consistent in working with development partners aimed at improving the health of the people.
The state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, disclosed this during an update meeting with Heads of the Parastatals of the Ministry, Directors, program managers and the health sector management team on Lafiya supported baseline assessment.
This was contained in press statement signed by Hadiza Namadi, Information Officer, State Ministry of Health.
According to the statement, Dr. Tsanyawa appreciated the efforts of Department for International Development (DFID) for supporting the state in providing drugs especially for Maternal New born child health (MNCH) program among others.
In his remarks, the National Team Leader, Dr. Usman Gwarzo, stressed that DFID investment through Lafiya Program will continue based on the commitment and ability of the state government to demonstrate increased investment in Health.
On his part, Lafiya State Team Lead, Dr. Dayyabu Mahmoud Yusuf congratulated the state for been identified as worthy of DFID’s continued investment due to responsiveness and commitment demonstrated by the state government during the last 6 years of MNCH2 Implementation.
Dr. Dayyabu urged the state to sustain the commitment to improving healthcare delivery so as to attract funding from several other development partners.
Lafiya is a seven years United Kingdom Program that supports health in Nigeria, it is being implemented in Abuja, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Yobe and Borno States to save lives, reduce suffering and improve economic prospects for the poorest and most vulnerable in Nigeria through encouraging government to increase resources invested in the health sector.