|Group photograph of the Committee Members
Adamawa State Government has today 7th of September, 2017 inaugurated State Steering Committee Members of Saving One Million Lives Program for Results.
The Commissioner inaugurated the committee during a sensitization meeting organised to formally brief heads of local government PHC Authorities on the workings of the programme by the State programme management unit of in Yola.
Speaking at the event, Dr Fatima disclosed that the ministry will not interfere with the activities of the committee in anyway but charged the Committee Members to serve to the best of their ability to ensure state performance and targets of the programme are fully achieved.
“We promise support but not interference, We will allow you to do your work based on your terms of reference.“ Fatima said
“We need to utilise this opportunity and resources given to our dear state properly, if we are to be paid again, we have to show results, and if there are no results there will be no further payment to the state.”
She urged all stakeholders in the sector continue to work hard in order to maintain and improve the state performance.
“ Our State is among the only four states that recorded success in program implementation out of the 36 States of federation including FCT.” She conclude
In his goodwill message at occasion, the representative of national programme management unit Dr. Dogara Okara said the steering committee mandate is clearly stated in the project implementation manual; “ you are to act like referee in a football field, the programme implementation must focus on the state targets and you are responsible for the achievements of the targets.” Dogara said
The program focuses on outputs rather than the usual traditional input method, its provide incentives based on achievement of results (health outcomes ) and to drive institutional processes needed to achieve the results
SOMLPforR was launched in response to the poor health outcomes in the country, particularly for mothers and children. It is estimated that almost 1 million women and children die yearly, largely from preventable causes. SOML represents a bold attempt of the Federal Government of Nigeria to improve maternal and child health outcomes so that they are more in keeping with the country’s level of wealth; its focuses on six important aspects (pillars) of maternal newborn and child health (MNCH) that can save lives.
Part of the commitments of the state government towards the successful implementation of the program, is to create awareness for the program.
In his paper presentation entitled “the journey so far”, the state program manager Mr. Mohammed Bello Hamman said the program is about saving peoples lives and urged all line agencies responsible for the successful implementation of the program to work as one family to achieved aims and objectives of the program.
The terms of reference of the committee is to provide an oversight and be ultimately responsible for achieving program objectives and targets and also to meet at least twice a year to review state performance.
The composition of the committee was drawn from the line agencies responsible for the program implementation and all relevant partners working in the state.
1. Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar (Hon. Commissioner ) - Chairperson
2. Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel (Executive Chairman SPHCDA ) - Member
3. Dr Stephen John (Executive Secretary ADSACA ) - Member
4. Dr Lawan Hamidu (Executive Chairman HSMB ) - Member
5. Pharmacist Iyobosa Igbinovia (State coordinator W.H.O ) - Member
6. Dr. Sa’adatu Ringim (State coordinator EU-UNICEF ) - Member
7. Dr. Idrisa Danladi ( State Program Manager UNFPA ) - Member
8. Dr. Murtala Umar ( State Program Manager FHI 360 ) - Member
9. Mr. Ibrahim Abubakar (DPS Ministry of Finance ) - Member
10. Dr Garba Ahmad ( PS SMOH ) - Member
11. Representative of IHVN - Member
12. Mr. Mohammed Bello Hamman ( SPM ) - Secretary