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PRIMARY HEALTHCARE BOARD HOLDS WORKSHOP ON HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH

. . .  Considers 10-Year Strategic Plan 

The Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB) has held a four-day workshop on developing a draft of the State-Specific Primary Health Care Human Resource for Health (HRH) and a 10-year Strategic plan.

In his welcome address, Permanent Secretary of LSPHCB, Dr. Ibrahim A. Mustafa said the Human Resource for Health (HRH) and the 10-year strategic plan are expressions of the government’s commitment to the HRH goals and a guide to action for health personnel managers.

He explained that it also aimed at highlighting what the State Government wants to achieve, identifying and providing a framework within which the human resource activities can be coordinated and implemented.

Stressing that a high rate of staff attrition is currently plaguing the health sector across all cadres, Dr. Mustafa maintained that the strategic plan would assist the State in strengthening the PHC system as well as building an effective and efficient Human Resource for Health (HRH) for the PHCs.

In his words: “I am hopeful that the deliberation on what will be the PHC HRH strategic plan over the next 10 years will harmonise and sustain the present administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda”.

The Permanent Secretary averred that the HRH strategic plan development at the Primary Health Care level will serve as a roadmap to ensure the availability and proper distribution of the PHC health workforce. 

“It will also facilitate dialogue for HRH financing for positive health outcome, through an improved coverage and coordination of health services with adequate provision for the HRH as required”, he added.

Participants at the four-day workshop were stakeholders from the legislative arm of the Lagos State Government, health institutions, health regulatory bodies, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board. 

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