Nigeria is on the right track towards meeting the MDGs for Health, says the World Health Organisation
Representative of the WHO in Nigeria, Dr. Peter Eriki, made this known at the weekend during the graduation ceremony of 111 participants of the Mid-Level Management Training course (MLMT) organized by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), for Health Care (PHC) coordinators across the country.
Earlier, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, said the training was conceived to address the lack of managerial capacity at all levels of health care system, especially at the PHC level which has been cited as binding constrain to scaling of services and attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
He said the training will bridge the long existing gap in the PHC capacity among managers in the country, adding that it will also improve the efficiency of health outcome of PHC in the country.
“Three people are selected from each geo-political zone of the country. The participants include nurses, doctors, midwives and community health workers, who have worked at both state and local government levels.
They are taken through six months training in policy formulations and planning and execution, basic computer and accounting as well as communication skills,” he said.