By Catherine Philip Jelani
Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency ADSPHCDA in collaboration with The Challenge Initiative TCI, a Non Governmental Organization whose area of concern is in Population and Reproductive Health engages stakeholders in developing a strategy document for the State.
In her opening remark, Haj.Rashida Tahir, the Direct Community Health Services, Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ADSHCDA) said the importance of the workshop cannot be overemphasized as it is aimed at developing a document that would be used to change behaviour of people that have negative attitude towards healthcare delivery in view of the fact that the state has been operating without a developed strategy. The Director also commended the efforts of TCI in supporting Family Planning and human development in the state. She called on the participants to take advantage of the Workshop so that the set objectives could be achieved. The objectives of the Workshop includes: identifying gaps in SBC program in the state, developing a strategic document for SBC intervention in the state and to utilize the document to ensure effective change of behaviour of individuals and communities in the State.
The Program Manager State Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Center with the Adamawa State Primary HealthCare Development Agency, Mr Titus Tenensi told Adamawa Daily Reports that, the State has been putting a lot in service delivery especially at the Primary HealthCare level how ever, "we cannot say activities cannot go without challenges and the challenges has to do with human behaviour and even efforts are being made, we would also need some support that might come from some technocrats but this cannot be feasible unless we have a developed plan."He said that when the plan is developed it would help the Agency to improve in health delivery services in the State.
Mrs Rebecca Sinni Kwabe, a representative of the National Council of Women Societies said, " this training has come at the right time that we are loosing a lot of values particularly in the area of social behavoural change especially in our work places and our life styles." She said that there is a need for us to change our behaviours and attitudes most entails something good and appreciable.
According to Mohammed Baba Yahayah, the representative of the District Head of Girei, the workshop has enlighten participants on behaviour. He said the presentations are very educating and he has learned a lot.
Mr Nirus Ezekiel, Director Health Education Mayo Belwa LGA in a chat said the training is very important for the implementation of SBC activities in the state and it's coming at the right time. He said behavioural change is key in moulding human behaviour and ensuring healthy living by embibing health seeking behaviour in disease prevention.
In another development, the participants were automatically innaugurated by Haj. Rashida Tahir, the Direct Community Health Services, Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency ADSHCDA as the State Technical Working Group on Social Behavioural Change. Officials were also selected and innaugurated to kick start the task ahead. She urged all to put in their best. The Director also thanked TCI team for a job weldone.
The Stakeholder cuts across Traditional and Religious leaders, Health Program Managers, MDAs, LGAs, Women and Youths Organizations amongst others. The Four Day workshop was conducted at the Fombina Ambassadors and Suits a long Army Barracks Road, Jimet.
THE EXCO MEMBERS.
1. Chairperson:-Rebecca Kwabe
2. Secretary:-Nirus Ezekiel
3. Asst Sec:-Bello Ibrahim
4. Treasurer:-Zainab Belel
5. PRO:- Maryam Garba.
6. Advisor 1:-Lydia Adamu.
7.Advisor2:-Mohd Baba Yahaya