Global Health Supply Chain co-refinement workshop, Abuja.

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program Procurement and Supply Management State Assessment Report (August 2017) highlighted the Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) supply chain systems of three Northern Nigeria states – Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto – as fragmented and underperforming. This has resulted in commodity stock-outs at service delivery points and low uptake of MNCH services by mothers and children.

Given the complexities of the challenges of the MNCH supply chain, The Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management project seeks to leverage a Human Centered Design (HCD) approach to fully understand the challenges facing the supply chain and develop a strategy and implementation plan to developing a sustainable supply chain for essential MNCH commodities in the 3 States that are aligned with contextual realities.

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

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