HSDF partners with the FMOH and the WDF on Non-Communicable Diseases
Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF) in partnership with the Non-Communicable Diseases Division of the Federal Ministry of Health(FMOH), formally signed on to a 3-year project, The Diabetes Awareness and Care Project in Nigeria, funded by the World Diabetes Foundation(WDF), aimed at improving Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) health outcomes in selected communities in Imo state and the FCT. The WDF has been funding projects to improve diabetes prevention, awareness and care in Nigeria since 2008.
The project signing took place on the 12th of March 2018 at the NCD Division of the Federal Ministry of Health, and was undertaken by the Director/National Coordinator, NCDs, Dr. Nnenna Ezeigwe, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, Dr. Kelechi Ohiri.
National Health Management Information System (NHMIS) Training in Imo State
In 2017, the HSDF Performance Management Team (PMT) supported Imo state to develop an implementation plan for engaging the private sector. Based on the plan, the State set out a target to train 120 private facilities on the National Health Management Information System (NHMIS) by December, 2017. The training was to be conducted in 3 batches with 40 private facility nominees per batch, pooled from each senatorial zone in the state.
To ensure the commitment and buy-in of relevant stakeholders on the training of private facilities, HSDF held meetings with Primary Health Centre (PHC) Coordinators, LGA Immunisation Officers (LIOs) and M&E officers from the 3 zones. The meetings also allowed the State pair private facilities with Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) close to them to ensure submission of monthly facility reports
Public Health Advisory in 2017: Technical leadership in eMTCT and Malaria programming
The Public Health Advisory (PHA) team of HSDF in 2017 was focused on expanding its activities in the elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (eMTCT) and Malaria programming across different States and Regions in Nigeria.
The eMTCT unit focused on building on its progress in four high burden states in 2016 to reduce turnaround time (TAT) and improve the linkage of HIV-positive exposed infants to pediatric ART under the EID OSS (Early Infant Diagnosis Operational Support Services) program. These efforts were expanded to include two more states (Nasarawa and Cross River) in 2017. Part of this process included facility visits to analyze source data, conduct monthly data audits and provide ongoing technical support. It also continued the strengthening of its direct technical support to state ministries of health and key stakeholders in public and private facilities in these locations.