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CHR, BaSAM urges timely release of Routine Immunization fund

by Muhammad Sani

By Adi Angyu

Community Health Research Initiative (CHR) in collaboration with Bauchi state Accountability Mechanism for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (BASAM) have called on Bauchi state government to ensure timely release of Routine Immunization (RI) allocated fund.

The call was made during a meeting organized for stakeholders on RI Budget scorecard in Bauchi.

In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, the groups also called for the judicious utilization of N80 million RI fund release by the state government.

The communiqué further called on the state Primary Heath Care Development Agency and Emergency Operation Center to ensure timely and regular meetings of Finance Working Group, with adequate representation of local CSOs/Media, to promote local ownership, feedback and improvement of services.

“It is observed that the quarterly review meeting held in the state has not met the required target of 75% rating in the scorecard, and there is low participation of CSOs and Media during Monthly Finance Working Group Meeting,” the communiqué stated.

While urging CSOs to be proactive in engaging for optimum support for RI programs in the state, CHR/BaSAM stressed the need for the Ministry of Health and its agencies in the state to support the inclusion of CSOs and Media in monitoring and supervision of RI services.

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