Gombe First Lady to lead advocacy on improved health services 

The wife of the governor of Gombe state, Hajiya Asma’u Inuwa Yahaya, has assured residents that she will be leading the advocacy for the improvement of the health service delivery system, especially maternal and child health.

The First Lady gave the assurance during a one-day high-level policy dialogue on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N).

The dialogue which was to define advocacy priorities toward improving health services and delivery systems in the state was organised by the state government with support from the Legislative Initiative for Sustainable Development (LISDEL).

The Basic Health Care Provision Fund’s implementation in the state has been met with success stories, with beneficiaries praising the initiative.

Speaking with newsmen at the state specialist hospital in the Gombe metropolis, an enthusiastic beneficiary named Ibrahim said the program has improved their health conditions and made it easier for them to obtain services.

He said; “So many things have changed with the coming of this program. Before, we prefer to go to private hospitals because due to the cost and lack of effective service delivery at private hospitals, things are costly, but you can get good care.”

He urged the state government and other officials to address the constant relocation of doctors.