Health Policy: Building Capacity of Professionals
The anticipated changes in the health sector for any country cannot be achieved without favourable policies in place. However, for these policies to be effectively implemented there must be favourable environment for it to thrive. SSDO advocated for a favourable policy environment for health service delivery for women and children in Anambra and Enugu State as part of the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (PACFaH@Scale). The project supported by the development Research and Projects Center (DRPC), is expected to ensure that both states adopt and operationalize the Task Shifting and Task Sharing (TSTS) policy policy, develop a family planning costed implementation plan to guide domestic financing for family planning; as well as develop cost effective model of service delivery with a focus on rural and hard to reach areas of the states.
The TSTS policy is aimed at meeting the universal health coverage and the health needs of the Nigerian population through the mobilization of available human resources to ensure equity, accessibility and effectiveness in the delivery of essential health care services. In Enugu the advocacy has yielded fruit as the state has adopted the TSTS policy while advocacy to the relevant stakeholders is on-going for Anambra to adopt it as well.