By Lizzy Carr
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under it’s Health Workforce Management Activity intervention (HWMA) has presented teaching Aids to the Aliko Dangote College of Nursing Services Bauchi and Bill and Melinda Gates College of Health Technology Ningi.
The items that include models, training Aids, projectors and laptops where presented to the state commissioner of Health Dr Samaila Dahuwa at the ministry for onward delivery to the institutions.
State Coordinator of the intervention Nasiru Sa’ad said the gesture is to strengthen pre service education in the State in order to bridge the gap of inadequate human resource for health in Health Facilities across the state.
In a short remark during the presentation of the items Sa’ad said “In a recent survey conducted by Health Workforce Management Activity in the 323 one main PHC per ward, we discovered that 193 of these primary Health Centres don’t have any skilled health attendant.
“Thus to have quality health care services we must go back to the training institutions and strengthen pre service education .”
Sa’ad said these colleges need to be equipped to facilitate full accreditation now that they are to offer HND and Degree courses.
Responding, the state commissioner of Health Dr Samaila Dahuwa asked for the findings of the survey to enable the ministry take proper action to address the issue of manpower.
“The state appreciate your interventions in these institutions especially in the provision of teaching aids, it will facilitate practical teaching”, said the commissioner.
Dr Dahuwa said government has its priority on health and promise judicious use of the items.
Also speaking, Director Centre for Population and Reproductive Health, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oladosu Ojengbede said staff of the two institutions are undergoing training on how to strengthen pre service education.
He urge the state government to continue it’s support to the colleges for them to produce quality midwives and Nurses.
Provost Aliko Dangote College of Nursing Services Bauchi Rekiya Saleh said the items will help in post abortion complications and management of post delivery bleeding.
“The college has been without Anti shock garment for some time now and getting it now will be if great help”, said the provost.