Beneficiaries of the World Bank sponsored Nigeria State Health Investment Project, NSHIP have appealed for an extension of the programme Which officially came to an end on Wednesday 10, 2021
The program under the National Primary health care Development Agency, NPHCDA commenced in 2011 with 3 pilot state, Adamawa, Nasarawa and Ondo states and later to Bauchi Borno, Gombe, Taraba and yobe states.
The Northern states had suffered from insurgency
The implementation of NSHIP was to revitalize one primary health care center, PHC per ward, ensure 30million nigerians have access to quality health services and Human Resources for health.
Gombe state commissioner for health while highlighting the impact of the program in the state therefore appealed for a NSHIP2.
Responding, the Executive Secretary of the NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib represented by the Director in the Agency, Dr Nneka Onwu said the request would be looked into and urged all participants of the just concluded NSHIP to use the lessons learnt to impact on other areas in the health sector.
Beneficiaries of the program testified that the program addressed the inequality associated with accessing quality health care.