Breakthrough Action-Nigeria in it’s Capacity and Sustainabiltiy Orientation for state health promotion forum (SHPF) has promised to support in the development of specific work plan for it’s state social mobilization committee.
Speaking during a meeting with Sokoto State Health Promotion Forum, Sokoto State Coordinator of Breakthrough Action-Nigeria, Abdulrahaman Ibrahim Zagga divulged that they will use the platform to engage stakeholders on issues of health promotion at the state level.
Reeling out the terms of reference for the Sokoto State Health Promotion Forum, PZagga said it is going to be a multi sectoral technical advisory one which will focus on strengthening collaboration on the implementation of the National Health Promotion policy.
According to Zagga, membership of the forum were drawn from Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), Development and Implementing Partners, Non Governmental Organizations, Professional Associations, as well as Regulatory Bodies.
He listed others to include, Academic research and training institutions, faith based organizations, the media, telecommunication organizations, private sector, tradional institution and Civil Society Organizations working on communication activities related to health.
While maintaining that the forum will also support the development, review, implement and widely desseminate all health promotion documents such as the 2019 health promotion policy, strategic and annual operational plans, coordinate guidelines, standard as well as create monitoring and evaluation tools, training manuals, protocol and social and behavorial change materials for the health promotion programmes
They will also help, “”Facilitate capacity development of HPF focal persons me support health promotion interventions that will ensure active community participation and owernship for improvement of health and social weelbeing at all levels.
“Facilitate moping of donor supported projects/interventions for the decision making networking and programme planning””.
Moderating the one day Breakthrough Action-Nigeria capacity sustainability training held at the Soul Care Hotels in Sokoto, the State Health Promotion Officer, Malami Madi said sound health in addition to quality education and security are key priorities for the State government.
Malami further noted that the state is ever ready to collaborate with developments partners on whatever aspect that will be beneficial to it’s people.