NGO trains CSOs on budget analysis of primary healthcare allocations in Bauchi



Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has commenced public budget analysis capacity building for Civil Society Organisations (CSO) on Primary Health Care allocations in Bauchi state.

Mr Salisu Mohammed, CHR Project Manager, said the training, hold from Sept. 21 Sept. 23, in Bauchi, would participants representing 15 CSOs developing their skills on transparency and accountability mechanisms.

According him, participants are CSOs and community structures are advocating on issues around Primary Health Care (PHC) in the state.

“The training is a refresher for us record positive outcomes in achieving access healthcare,” he said.

He stated the training was supported in Bauchi state by Integrated Health Programme (IHP) -USAID.

In her speech, the Programme officer, Ms Zainab Lawal, said the aim the training was adopt various advocacy strategies, using equality data and evidence, engage government officials on PHC services.

Also, the Policy and Advocacy specialist, IHP-USAID, Dr Halima Muqadas said the support was ensure synergy among local organisations towards improving primary health care outcomes.

She said various CSOs were advocating on the numerous issues, hence the need identify the issues and focus on them through team work.

Mugadas, therefore, advised participants ensure they were available throughout the training. (NAN)