By Aisha Ahmed
Kano, Nov. 6, 2020 An NGO, Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED), has trained some officials to track the maternal health funds in Kumbitso and Gwale local government areas of Kano State.
The Executive Director of CHRICED, Dr Ibrahim Zikrullahi, said this during the one-day training on Friday in Kano.
He said that the training was aimed at ensuring social mobilisation for transparency and accountability in the implementation of maternal health budgets in the state.
According to him, the training is one of the critical processes in the final preparation for the monitoring of the implementation of healthcare budgets in various primary healthcare centres across the state.
Zikrullahi, however, did not disclose the number of people trained for the monitoring.
He said it was important to train participants, knowing full well that health was a critical social service, which was at the heart of the welfare and wellbeing of citizens.
The executive director appealed to the participants to be committed, noting that they were carefully selected to ensure quality monitoring.
He also appealed to community activists and leaders to support the initiative so as to allow for tracking the flow of maternal health funds in the state.