Art and Culture

USAID IHP Presents Items for PHC Extension Services in Bauchi

todayAugust 17, 2022 1

share close

Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

USAID IHP has donated medical equipment and job aids for primary health care extension services in Bauchi State.

Presenting the items to the state government yesterday at the USAID IHP office, the state Director, Dr. Alhassan Siaka, said it’s meant to take basic health care services to people in the rural areas and hard-to-reach communities.

The items he noted were to be distributed to all of the 20 local government areas of the state.

According to Siaka, “This is not the first time USAID IHP has supported the Bauchi State Government, so we are doing it to bring health care services closer to the people, especially through our outreaches.”

Some of the items for outreaches include thermometer, sphygmomanometer stethoscopes, weighing scales and hospital screen for partition.

“We are also giving out mama kits that contain sanitary pad, soap, hand gloves and chlorohexcide to encourage hospital delivery as most poor and vulnerable pregnant women find it difficult to buy essential items needed for delivery.”

Siaka said the job aids are on the management of malaria, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, essential care for labour and bleeding after birth among others.

“This job aids will assist the health worker and the communities get basic information as it’s both in English and Hausa,” he said.

USAID IHP, he stated, had supported the state with N1.2 billion for 2022.

Receiving the items, the Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, said the items would bridge the stock gap for outreaches in the 323 PHC per ward.

Written by:

Rate it

Previous post

Art and Culture

Chris Okotie: Restructuring Won’t Lead to Secession

Segun James Rev. Chris Okotie has assured that contrary to fears expressed in some quarters, restructuring the country would not lead to the disintegration of the country. Okotie, who has been campaigning for the inauguration of an interim government with the main objective of restructuring the country, said in a statement that his concept of Aboriginal Democracy upon which he anchors the restructuring of the federation would address all the […]

todayAugust 17, 2022

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply