NPHCDANational Primary Health Care Development Agency (Nigeria)
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The European Union pound 63.5 million funded eight-year project was implemented between 2011 and 2019 by the NPHCDA in the twenty-three states of Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Cross River, Edo, Ebonyi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Yobe, Zamfara and the Federal Capital Territory.
However, with the election of a new president, Umaru Yar'adua, in 2007, the NPI was merged within the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA); this was directed by Mrs Titilola Koleoso-Adelekan, who had been a political appointee of President Obasanjo.
The Director, Disease Control and Immunization, NPHCDA, Joseph Otiri, also said the EU support has impacted greatly on the health situation in Nigeria.
(25) Several Nigerian states have already established such institutions, although the status of their implementation, and the extent to which they meet the guidelines set forth by NPHCDA, varies greatly.
The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, revealed this on Friday in Calabar in a message during the introduction of 'Men A' vaccine into routine immunisation in Cross River.
In addition, the project has recorded increased budgetary allocation for family planning at state levels; improved knowledge of and compliance with national policies within the executive; and the incorporation of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) on the National Essential Medicines Coordinating Mechanism (NEMCM) of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) with a high level National policy dialogue led by the organization contribution significantly to proposed policy in child and family health.
'The fund was to be disbursed to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the Federal Ministry of Health.
The event had in attendance executive director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, and all executive secretaries of the 36 states PHCDBS in Nigeria.
However, with the recent introduction of the Midwife Service Scheme (MSS) in Nigeria by the National Primary Health care Development Agency (NPHCDA), to address maternal mortality in the country, a follow-up assessment of the Basic EmOC status in Gokana LGA would be necessary to evaluate its effect.