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BSPHCDA, NGO partner on implementation of National Guideline on Self Care

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BSPHCDA, NGO partner on implementation of National Guideline on Self Care

By Ahmed AHMED

An NGO, White Ribbon Aliance Nigeria has called for closer collaboration with the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), to create awareness of the implementation of the National Guideline on Self Care for Sexual, Reproductive and  Maternal Health 2020.

The National Coordinator of the organisation, Mrs Christiana Asala, made the appeal during an advocacy visit to the  Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, on Thursday in Bauchi

She said the organisation extended its outreach to the agency and other stakeholders to seek their commitment to the implementation of the new policy.

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Asala said that the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), representatives of state governments, the organisation and other stakeholders agreed on the modalities to promote the practice of self-care in the country.

“The pilot project of the National Guideline on Self Care will be implemented in Bauchi and Niger,” she said.

The project, she said, was designed to ensure holistic implementation and effective regulation of services that require self-care at all levels of government.

In his remark, Mohammed commended the Federal Government for the implementation of the self-care project.

He said that Gov. Bala Mohammed’s administration had accorded priority to the provision of quality healthcare services to the people of the state.

He reiterated the government’s commitment to supporting the organisation to facilitate the successful implementation of projects in the state.

Our Correspondent reports that the Federal Government adopted the National Guideline on Self Care 2020, to enhance access to quality sexual, reproductive and maternal health services in the country.

The guideline on self-care for SRMH is aimed at advocating and strengthening a people-centred approach to health issues and their wellbeing.

It also focused on ensuring that self-care interventions meet the health needs and aspirations of potential users at all stages of their life.

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