The State Government has promised all possible support and cooperation to sustain the Women for Health (W4H) projects in the State.
Receiving the State Team leaders of the project, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini commended the effort of the programme in supporting rural girls to become health workers as well as the training and provision of sewing machines to the rural girls who were not able to gain admission into the School of Health Technology and Midwifery of the state due to deficiency in their results.
Earlier the State Team Leader for Women for Health in Jigawa State Alhaji Abdullah Barde Dutse told the SSG that the programme contributed immensely by increasing the rate of female students admission into Health institutions in the State adding that the Programme had supported the School of Nursing Birnin Kudu to achieve full accreditation from fifty to one hundred index places.
The State Team Leader disclosed that with support from the Department for International Development (DFID) the programme has built and renovated many different health facilities in major Health Institutions in the state pointing out that, “Capacity building through training and retaining of staff of the schools of health technology in Jahun and School of Nursing and Midwifery Binin Kudu has made great impact on the rendering of better healthcare in the state”.
On her part the State Team Leader of the Girls for Health programme in the State, Hajiya Aisha Wada informed the SSG that,“ Jigawa State is one of the only 5 states in the country that is benefitting from the activities of the project pointing out that the programme started operating in the state two years ago and is now existing in eight science schools with a view to building the capacity of the girl child from secondary level in order to become competent Health workers.
She commended the State Government for its support and cooperation as well as for keeping up to date in counterpart funding since the commencement of the programme.