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Lagos govt engages partners for qualitative healthcare delivery

By PRISCA SAM-DURU

Following the last Health Sector Development Partners’ Forum, HSDPF, last  December for the  purpose of owning and taking leadership for effective coordination of key partners in the health sector, the Lagos State government has taken effective collaboration with key  health partners in the State to the next level.

Speaking last week during the February forum, the  Commissioner for Health Dr Jide Idris, said it had become necessary to fully engage partners from different parts of the world  working in the state  so as to put resources together to  address a common goal.

“Lagos has a straight strategically plan and thought the  partners should key into that strategically Plan rather than work on a parallel, adding that that was what informed  the establishment of the Partners’ Forum.”

He said  expectations at the meeting was the finalisation and harmonisation process which would ensure that all interventions, for both development partners and MDAs are result oriented and aligned to the Lagos State Strategic Health Development Plan 2010-2015.

Speaking on leadership and governance, Idris noted: “Lagos has huge private Sector system that has not been tapped. It isabout time we all sat together and work for the earlier we bring the public and private health care sector the better for Lagos State.”

Commending  collaborative efforts of all the Partners including those those with significant roles in  the state Health Sector Development Partners’ Forum initiative,  he said  the state’s  home-grown Maternal Mortality Reduction Program which has its thrust, the IMNCH Strategy would be launched very soon.


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