Gombe state government has entered into partnership with a United States-based Project CURE, a healthcare service provider in order to improve the sector in the state.
Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya disclosed this while declaring the needs assessment exercise open, vowing to reposition the health sector and improve the system as encapsulated in his manifesto.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Manassah Daniel Jat, said the needs assessment becomes necessary to enable the visiting international health officials to ascertain the equipment and facilities needed for improved services in the state’s health institutions.
The governor said his administration is committed to ensuring that the collaboration works for the benefit of the citizenry and betterment of the society.
Earlier, the executive director, Project Cure- USA, Mr Charles Irion, said during the one-week needs assessment exercise, officials will undertake a visit to 18 of the 24 health facilities across the state.
“Our team will go round the designated health facilities to see things for ourselves before we consolidate on the next steps. We also plan to pay a visit to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe for familiarisation and assessment,” he said.
Project C.U.R. E. is an international organisation, working to bridge the staggering health resource gaps in the developing world by empowering doctors and nurses with the tools they need to treat diseases, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth.
The project also offers support to hospitals, centrelines and community health centres all over the world to help them provide quality care and critical medical services to their most vulnerable patients, especially women and young children.