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.
Shugabanci – Strengthening Primary Healthcare in Kaduna State in 2017
The Shugabanci Program (a project of the HSDF Health Systems Strengthening Unit) worked with key development partners and stakeholders in 2017 to strengthen primary healthcare in Kaduna State. Its focus was on the development and delivery of Governance, Supply and Demand interventions through the provision of direct support to Kaduna State’s Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA), the State Ministry of Health and related MDAs. These interventions were delivered in four key areas: Service Delivery, Financial Management, Organizational Capacity Management, and Human Resources for Health.
Under the Service Delivery platform, a viable and implementable 4-year Service Delivery Plan (SDP) which incorporates the State’s resources and takes into cognizance its contextual realities, was developed.