Tuesday, 12 December 2017 / Published in Timeline, Yobe
MNCH2 supported the state to develop an official document (Essential Medicine List) that guides selection for procurement and prescription of medicine in state public health facilities. The document provides information on drug strength, dosage form and therapeutic indications to promote concept of providing clients with medication appropriate to their clinical needs in appropriate dosage forms
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 / Published in Kano, Timeline
In collaboration with other stakeholders, MNCH2 advocated to the Governor of Kano State for the passage and assent of the Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA) law. PHIMA will serve as a State Government Agency to provide regulations, facilitate the establishment and ensure quality service provision by all private health institutions practicing in the State.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 / Published in Jigawa, Timeline
MNCH2 supported the establishment, inauguration and capacity building of 28 LMCU committees at the state and LGA levels.  Before the intervention of MNCH2 alongside other partners, leading to the establishment of LMCU, drugs and commodities coming into the state were poorly managed because of weak Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems in the state. The
Saturday, 11 November 2017 / Published in Kano, Timeline
The Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and MNCH2 organised a Health Financing Conference for stakeholders from MNCH2 supported States from 7th – 10th November 2016. The Stakeholders included the Legislatures, commissioners for Health, Planning, Budget, Finance and Executive of PHCMBs. Among the resolutions from the conference was
Saturday, 11 November 2017 / Published in Kano, Timeline
MNCH2 worked in partnership with the Drugs and Medical Consumables Supply Agency (DMCSA) in Kano state to build human resource capacity and to operationalise zonal stores to reduce the travel time to and create reliable supply and timely access to vital medical commodities. MNCH2 facilitated the installation of an electronic inventory management software system (mSupply)
Saturday, 11 November 2017 / Published in Jigawa, Timeline
MNCH2 initiated and supported a shift from the use of paper-based to electronic tools for monitoring quality of care across supported facilities. The MNCH2 quality of care tool (QoCAT) was deployed in the CommCare software app, 27 LGA Monitoring and Evaluation Officers were trained and supplied with Android phones with the application installed to facilitate
Saturday, 11 November 2017 / Published in Jigawa, Timeline
MNCH2 supported the Jigawa State Government to review and develop a 5-year strategic plan, which will serve as the roadmap for achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Jigawa State. The SSHDP development process included measurement of current performance of the state health sector, review of financial capacities in line with the state budget and development
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 / Published in Timeline, Yobe
MNCH2 supported the establishment of a central coordination mechanism for supply chain at the state and LGA level in the form of Logistics Management and Coordination Unit (LMCU). This unit is part of the National Supply Chain Integration programme and is a unit that shoulders the responsibility of coordinating a parallel supply chain system and
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 / Published in Katsina, Timeline
The DMSA Bill was passed into law in 2016, assented and gazetted in October 2017 with operational guidelines developed in March 2018. The Drugs and Medical Supply Agency (DMSA) is intended to bring a lasting solution to health commodities security in all the tertiary, secondary, and primary health care facilities in Katsina State. To support
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 / Published in Kaduna, Timeline
The programme in collaboration with other health sector partners supported the state Ministry of Health and Human Services to develop the State Strategic Health Development Plan II (SSHDP II). MNCH2 participated in validation meetings as well as costing meetings for the plan. In November 2017, the plan was validated for implementation. The SSHDP II will