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MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Vision: To have a healthy and productive population in the State.

Mission: To promote the health status of the people of Jigawa State through improved, integrated health care services, awareness on health and health related matters, ensure good resource mobilization and practices with increased publicprivate partnership and effective community participation and ownership to ensure that basic health services are made available, accessible, affordable and acceptable to the people.

These actions are meant to attain the Goal of Health for all citizens, that is a level of Health that will permit its citizens to lead socially and economically productive lives at the highest level possible. Its responsibilities include among others Health Policy formulation for the State, interpretation of the National Health Policy (NHP) and implementing these policies in the State. These policies are based on the adoption of primary health care concept as the first step towards achieving the much desired health for all necessary for balance and sustainable development in the State.

ORGANISATION AND FUNCTION

The Ministry comprises of Five (5) departments and one parastatal – Gunduma Health System Board (GSHB).

As the supervising and coordinating authority on health matters within the State, it takes initiatives and ensures political support from the Government towards achieving its laudable objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

OTHER PROJECTS

Other important projects and organization in the health sector includes:

PRINCIPAL STAFF

DEPARTMENTS

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

ACHIEVEMENTS

PLANNING, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

Achievements

RASHEED SHEKONI SPECIALIST HOSPITAL.N1,567,012,351.33

SCHOOL OF NURSING BIRNIN KUDU N 799,337,986.41

IMPROVEMENT OF GENERAL HOSPITALS

GRAND TOTAL: 3,533,781,646.61

Health Management Information System(HMIS)

The Health Management Information System is an integrated system of collection, collation and analysis of Health data, with a view to making informed decisions on Health Planning, Monitoring of control programmes, and evaluation of impact of various Health interventions on Disease pattern, as well as planning for Health related problems and systems.

The HMIS system has achieved amongst others,

HEALTH SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT II

Health system development is a World Bank assisted Programme of infrastructural, and manpower development. The Programme is operating within the Planning department and has undertaken the following in the last two years, i.e. 2007 and 2008

PROGRAMME SUPPORT AND REGULATION

ACHIEVEMENTS

Malaria Control

The Malaria control Programme is funded by the state Government in collaboration with other partners like the World Bank, UNICEF, and PATH Programme. In the last two years the Malaria Buster project came on board as a Programme under the Ministry of Health. Some of the activities conducted in the last two years include.

TB and Leprosy control

The TB and Leprosy control Programme in the state consists of the TB and Leprosy referral center at Hadejia, and the control Programme. The state Ministry of Health renovated the TBL referral center at a total cost of N10, 686,279.

The control Programme conducts case search, case holding and treatment of all active leprosy cases, as well as providing treatment using the Directly Observed Short Course (DOTS) therapy for all cases of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. The Netherlands Leprosy Relief Agency under the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between them and the state Ministry of Health, has been supporting the TB and Leprosy control in Jigawa state. This year alone the Jigawa state Government has set aside N22, 000,000 as its counterpart funding of the Programme.

Onchocerciasis control Programme.

The Programme is a joint Programme between Vision 2020, the state Ministry of Health, LGAs and benefitting communities. In the last two years treatment with Mectizan was conducted in 167 communities, in 17 Onchocerciasis endemic LGAs of the state. In all 359,905 people were given Mectizan to treat/control Onchocerciasis. The state Government supported the Programme with N5, 000,000 as its counterpart funding in the last two years, i.e. 20072008.

Primary Eye care Programme

The Programme conducts cataract and lid surgery to affected individuals. In the last two years, three Eye care centers were established in Dutse, Gumel and Kazaure at a total cost of N20, 390,000.

During the same period 4,040 patients were operated for cataract at a total cost of N12,000,000 and 5,483 patients were treated for tracoma/traciasis lid surgery at a total cost of N3,000,000. Six infants were referred to ECWA hospital for treatment at a total cost of N194, 400.

Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response.

This section deals with surveillance of notifiable epidemic diseases and has an integrated system of reporting the occurrence of any noticeable disease like Measles, Meningitis, Cholera, Polio, etc. The Ministry has provided working materials including Computers (4no), 2no Helux Vehicles and providing drugs worth Millions for Measles campaign and Meningitis control in the 2007/2008 period. A total of N52, 669,790. was expended on Notification (N785,000), Supply of Drugs and Vaccines for management of affected cases (N35,170,290), Vaccination campaigns (N7,799,400) and funds for transportation and Laboratory analysis at National Public Health Laboratory in Lagos, Measles referral Laboratory in Kaduna and WHO regional Laboratory in Accra, Ghana (N8,915,100).

Measles and Meningitis Outbreak of 20082009.

The state experienced an outbreak of Measles in 2008 involving 3,730 cases and 40 Deaths. In the year 2009, from week I to week 22, we have recorded 7,552 cases of CSM and 232 Death. The Ministry of Health is committed towards the treatment of all affected cases and immunized 1,012,082 numbers of persons in 27 LGAs of the state in conjunction with MSF.

Treatment of Cancrum Oris (Noma)

The Government of Jigawa State in the last two years sponsored two hundred and ninety six (296) patients with noma for treatment at Noma children Hospital in Sokoto at a total cost of N934, 500.00

The Government also donated the sum of N2, 000,000 to the Hospital to support its activity.

HUMAN RESOURCE

ACHIEVEMENTS

SCHOOL OF NURSING, BIRNIN KUDU.

SCHOOL OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, JAHUN.

Capital Projects worth N 25,507,652.00 are being executed in the school which include,

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