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Yobe wins best performing state in contributory health programme

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Yobe wins best performing state in contributory health programme

Story from Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has assured more support to the State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency, for emerging the best performing state in Contributory Healthcare Programme in the North.

This is contained in a statement by Buni’s Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed and made available to press men in Damaturu.

Governor Buni stated this on Thursday when the Executive Secretary of Yobe State Contributory Health Management Agency, Dr. Babagana Tijjani, presented him with the score card of the agency.

Buni said his administration would continue to accord priority to healthcare delivery across the state.

“Government would sustain the existing programmes and initiate new ones to ensure efficient and productive health care delivery in the state,” Buni said.

According to the Executive Secretary, Dr Tijjani, Yobe State won N30 Million award from Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for being the best state in the North East sub-region.

He said over 300,000 persons in both the formal and non-formal sector now enjoy services of the state Contributory Health agency.

According to him, 2,500 additional vulnerable persons have been enrolled into the programme to benefit from Bill and Melinda Gates award.

He explained that the agency is currently running five programmes which include the formal sector with 201,655 beneficiaries covering 96% of its target.

“We also have the Buni Equity Programme covering 28,871 beneficiaries, and 43,997 beneficiaries for the Basic Healthcare provision fund programme, while the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has 2,500 beneficiaries.

Dr. Tijjani further said Yobe was the only state with such a record of achievement to attract the award.

The Executive Secretary dedicated the award to Governor Buni, for his personal commitment and the political will of his administration to providing accessible and affordable healthcare delivery to the people of Yobe State.

“We also appreciate the trust and free hands given to the management and staff of the agency to achieve this feat” he said.

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