In July of 2018, SSDO was sub-granted by the development Research and Projects Center (DRPC) to advocate 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).
In the first quarter of 2019 we:
1. Provided technical support to Anambra state for the adaptation of the National Task Shifting and Task Sharing (TSTS) policy
2. Advocated for the development of Family Planning Costed Implementation Plans (FP-CIP) by both Anambra and Enugu states to serve as an advocacy tool for domestic and external FP health financing solicitation. Advocacy was made to the Executive Secretary Enugu State Primary Healthcare Development Agency and the Commissioner of Health for Anambra State.
Ts-Ts policy launch at anambra state: In July 2018, Anambra State Ministry of Health with support form SSDO-PAS committed to the domestication of the National TSTS policy and has since executed several activities to bring this to fruition. The activities include policy dialogue, committee meetings by the policy technical working group, and stakeholder forums. These activities have led to the development of a validated TSTS policy which speaks to the specific Human Resource for Health (HRH) challenges of Anambra State, the policy was launched on 25th February 2020 at Chic hotel Awka Anambra State.
Anambra, Enugu states Ts-Ts policy dialogue : Policy dialogues were held in both Enugu and Anambra states on the 20th and 24th August respectively in response to the issues raised in the baseline survey conducted in July 2018. Participants at each policy dialogue included Senior Management from the Anambra and Enugu Ministries of Health, Representatives of pubic and private sector health providers and Representatives of State chapters Health Associations
Anambra Ts-Ts policy adaptation stakeholder forum:
As a sequel to a series of meetings held Anambra TSTS Policy Committee, a wider stakeholder forum was held to review the policy draft of the committee. The meeting was held on 16th April 2020 at King David Hotel, Regina Caeli Road, Awka, Anambra State. The meeting began with opening remarks from the Commissioner of Health – Dr. Joe Akabuike, after which the objectives of the forum were listed by the Anambra State TSTS Adoption Committee Chairperson – Dr. Obianuju Chinelo Okoye. The Project Director of SSDO-PAS – Dr. Ilechukwu briefed the participants on the history of the policy and its benefits.
All that happened from Policy Lunch to Policy Dialogue and Stakeholder Adaptation