Katsina: Stakeholders calls for health sector’s budgetary allocation increase to 15% 

 

A 2-day workshop on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) organised in Katsina has ended with a call on government to fold its sleeves and double its efforts -especially in budgetary increase in the health sector.

According to one of the resource person of the workshop -Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad said that the aim of the workshop was to bring the key players and stakeholders in the health sector together under the umbrella of Katsina State Maternal Accountability Forum to a harmonious role in ensuring that government got enough information and policy advises on how to better the overall health standard of the state -especially in the area of maternal, newborn and child health.

Ahmad Muhammad also highlighted that six (6) states are currently benefiting from the MNCH programme that includes Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Yobe and Zamfara States.

The resource person then commended the state government for making health sector one of its priority but also calls for an increase in budgetary allocation to the health sector and advocated for the adoption of the Abuja declaration in 2015 which canvases for 15% of states budget should be allocated to the health sector.

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