Foundation seeks collaboration with Taraba
These were the thoughts of the leadership of the Women and Children Health Empowerment Foundation (WACHEF-PAS) through Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH@Scale) with support from development Research and Project Centre (dRPC), who at the weekend, carried out an advocacy visit to Taraba State Ministry of Health.
They sought to select the Technical Working Group (TWG), who would review the reversed TSTS policy document for adaption and implementation in the state.
WACHEF’s impact has not gone unnoticed by the state Ministry of Health for its contribution towards improving the lives of women and children.
The leadership of WACHEF-PAS, during the visit, called for a collaboration to ensure the policy document is urgently domesticated, as that would go a long way to address the shortage of human resources for health sector, as well as provide essential care services to vulnerable women and children in the hard-to-reach areas.
Led by the Chief Consultant of the foundation, Dr. Musa Haruna, WACHEF-PAS called on the Ministry to “put heads together to be able to form a Technical Working Group (TWG) that would see the process through,” adding that, if achieved, “ health workers would be permitted by the policy to engage in such activities that can save more lives.”
TSTS policy is optimistic that “some of these skills that were hitherto utilised by doctors, nurses and midwives can be passed down to community health extension workers (CHEWs), who are the mainstay of health workers in the rural areas. “