Pharmacy gets facelift in NKST hospital Zaki Ibiam

Pharmacy gets facelift in NKST hospital Zaki Ibiam

NKST hospital Zaki Biam in Benue state, a major partner received a face-lift from the SUSTAIN health systems strengthening initiative rolled to some key partner facilties in the state.

 

After the intervention, various beneficiaries had a lot to say:

From a staff:

We can now happily say we have a Pharmacy unit and dispensary in this hospital. Staff can relax and have time to interact with the patients. Kudos to CCFN —- Dr Batholomew Ndulue Medical Officer/Project Coordinator NKST Hospital Zaki Biam.

From a patient who wish her name and status not disclosed.

 

Ah ah, dey don change the place wey we de collect drugs. Oh, this place is fine ooo. Hmmmmmm, we can seat down now and answer to pick drugs. Chaii, God bless CCFN and their supporters. We are happy now. This place is fine well well.We can now happily say we have a Pharmacy unit and dispensary in this hospital. Staff can relax and have time to interact with the patients. Kudos to CCFN —- Dr Batholomew Ndulue Medical Officer/Project Coordinator NKST Hospital Zaki Biam.

Round 6 NigeriaQual training

NAHSS' Oluwaseun Garba, facilitating one of the training sessionsCaritas Nigeria in collaboration with Nigeria Alliance for Health Systems Strengthening (NAHSS) and Palladium, the organizations’ data management technology partner, has carried out NigeriaQual Training for her Comprehensive Care and Treatment Facility partners in the three major regional areas of the SUSTAIN Project.

 

The five-day training which held from January 23 – 27 was preparatory to the round 6 of the NigeriaQual national exercise which has commenced. The training was carried out concurrently in two locations: at the Vine’s Hotel, Durumi, Abuja, for facilities in North-Central and South-Central regions; and in Smile View Hotel Makurdi, for facilities in the Benue Region.

The January 2017 NigeriaQual training aimed at building the capacity of  focal persons at these facilties on both Perfomance Measurement and Quality Impromvement processes. A total of 72 participants from 37 facilities participated in the exercise.Palladium's Akande AbdulMojeed demonstrating the use of the NigeriaQual software

Acting QI Team Lead for Caritas Nigeria, Sylvia Pali gives in this video clip, a brief insight into what the training accomplished.

 

cART Partners Forum in Gboko

PMVs at the eventCaritas Nigeria has begun a two-day meeting in Gboko, Benue State with all partners and service providers in her Community Anti-Retroviral Treatment (cART) program.

The exercise which commenced this morning (April 10, 2017) is led by the Caritas Nigeria community ART technical team and is geared towards reorienting its partners at the community level to boost the effectiveness and impact of community ART program in Benue state.

Dr. Fadare, Snr Technical Advisor anchoring provides insight into the cART program

Participants at the meeting comprises community-based pharmacies, patent medicine vendors (PMVs) and administrators of Comprehensive Care and Treatment (CCT) sites that serve as hubs to the PMVs, as well as supervisory and roving team  members for the cART program. The local government areas (LGAs) currently involved include Gwer West, Logo and Ushongo of Benue state.

 

The cART is  a strategy designed to increase access of people living with HIV to treatment services at the grassroots. It is a component of the PEPFAR-funded SUSTAIN program of Caritas Nigeria which has entered its fifth year of operation and has made tremendous impact in each of the twelve states where it has been implemented including Benue.

Caritas Nigeria Program Manager, Donald Akpenna making a presentation

Since it was flagged off nine months ago the cART program has tested  a total of 12873 persons with about 438 positives placed on care and treatment.

 

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