BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI
The Borno State Government, yesterday, inaugurated a Steering Committee and Technical Working Group, on Performance Based Financing (PBF), under the banner of Additional Financing- Nigeria State Health Investment Project (AF-NSHIP), a World Bank assisted Project meant to strengthen health system.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, who inaugurated the two separate committees at the Public Health Conference Hall, Eye Hospital, Maiduguri, said, the Project is in Collaboration with National and State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) is meant to strengthen the Health system in the state.
The commissioner who is to serve as Chairman of the State Project Steering Committee (SPSC) of 15 -members include; Commissioners of Finance, Local Government and Emirate Affairs, State Planning Commission, Permanent Secretaries, Directors, representatives of some Women and religious groups; while, the Chairman of the Technical Working Group (TWG) is the Executive Director, Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Sule Meleh, with 10 other people as members.
He said, “the roles and responsibilities of the SPSC is to provide overall stewardship, planning, management and monitoring of project activities, review reports of project activities in the benefiting Local Government Areas, liaise with Federal Ministry of Health and other sectoral ministries as needed, and ensure synergy with national health priorities among others.