By Abdullahi Jalaluddeen
The Kano State House of Assembly has reassured commitment in partnering with stakeholders in ensuring that the free Maternal Child Health Law became a reality.
The speaker of the Assembly Alhaji Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari stated this during a Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on Strengthening Maternal Healthcare through Accountability Interventions in Kano State organized by Resource Centre For Human Rights & Civic Education, CHRICED.
The speaker who was represented by the deputy chairman house committee on health Magaji Zarewa said kano state house of assembly was working assiduously in ensuring that laws that would enhance the well being of the general public were being enacted , geared towards uplifting the health status of the people.
He said the house would partner with all relevant stakeholders on matters related to free maternal Child Health Law, aimed at ensuring that the law became a reality.
Chidari applauded the foresight and commitment of the Resource Center for Human Rights and Civic Education for their tireless effort the advocate for the Free Maternal Child Health Law
In his remark the Executive Director, Resources Center for Human Rights and Civic Education(CHRICED) Dr. Ibrahim Zikrullahi said the advocacy aimed to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in Kano state.
“Following brainstorming and adoption of key positions and action point at this consultative meeting, CHRICED is willing to collaborate with other civil society allies and the kano state ministry of health to serve as a facilitator as we take the next big steps to address the issues”
Presenting a paper titled key issues affecting maternal and child health care delivery in kano state a medical practitioner DR Hadiza Ashiru attributed some of the key challenges to shortage of personnel in the health sector,in balance of doctor patient ratio among others.
The meeting was attended by CSO’s, medical practitioners and