NGO Organizes A Town Hall Meeting On Covid 19 In Zamfara

NGO Organizes A Town Hall Meeting On Covid 19 In Zamfara

By Aminu Abdullahi Gusau.

A non governmental orgarnisation, Follow The Money (FTM) has organized a one day Town hall meeting on Covid-19 in Gusau Zamfara state capital.

 Speaking during the  opening of the meeting, the transparency and accountability project (CTAP) II. Zamfara state team led by  Malam Kabiru Garba, welcomed the community members and stakeholders to the meeting.

 He said the meeting will  discuss solemely on  Covid 19 Vaccines in the state.

Malan Kabiru Garba added that, Transparency and Accountability project will focus  on Vaccines utilization and accountability,    informing  the Community Members that they will liaise with the Zamfara state government and Community to  make sure there is Vaccines .

According to him, Accountability on Covid 19 across Health  facilities in the state, is here to  discuss the findings from the  data collected and map out ways to improve PHCs in Zamfara state.

During the meeting, Dr. Bashiru Abubakar, representative of the Executive Secretary, primary Healthcare Board and PHC Incharge  led the team on a supervision of Covid -19 vaccination booths to ensure those assigned were carrying out their duties as stipulated.

The Team leader added that the second phase of project will focus on  improving  Healthcare funding and address the issues related to covid-19 vaccines deployment.

 “We are calling  on Zamfara State Government  to take immediate action in providing quality Healthcare services across the 147 Wards in the state.

“We visited about 140  PHCs across the state to know their status, and get the percentage of vaccines received, administered and the  remaining ones" he concluded.

Kabiru Garba, informed  the participants that, Follow The Money ( FTM )  has a track record of implementing social Accountability project, and  is always working with community members for sustainability of it's projects and they  are going to liaise with the state government to ensure  PHC Centres will be functional.

He stated that statistics showed the status of Health extension workers, medical officers, health technicians, mid wives, nurses, community health workers, is good, as according to him, number of vaccines received, vaccines used and vaccines remain in the state, are intact

In their various remarks, participants urged the organization to assist in addressing some challenges facing Health Facilities across  the state  most especially in some security compromised areas.

According to one of the community member, Muhammad Ahmad “We need  to partner with Organization like yours  in addressing some challenges facing this Community, especially in the area of Female Health workers and so many challenges. 

The Executive secretary Representative Dr. Bashiru Abubakar  thanked the Organizers  for the role played in ensuring accountability and improved Healthcare services delivery especially using data to get information.

Zamfara Government, has constructed  and  renovated  about 147 PHCs across the state from 2019 to date.

He however assured the government's commitments  to partner with their organization in the area of Accountability and transparency across the  Health facilities in the state.