CHRICED Advocates for Accountability in Child, Maternal Health Care
The Resource Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED) on Tuesday launched the fourth phase of its project on the Promotion of Democratic Participation in Kano State, focusing specifically on maternal and child health.
CHRICED’s executive director, Dr Ibrahim M. Zikrullah said at the inaugural press briefing of the project that the project, which was titled ‘Strengthening Maternal Health And Child Care Through Accountability Interventions in Kano State, has the aim of reducing maternal and child mortality by “improving inclusion, transparency and accountability in planning and management of health budgets and programmes in Kano State.”
He said “through such instruments as voluntary service charters and the monitoring of the implementation of extant laws, CHRICED in concert with communities will keep track of key health outcomes as they affect the project target group.”
According to him, his organization “will have synergies with health professionals, community associations and community leaders …to generate a model for improving health interventions that can be adopted by the state government and replicated across the state.”
He added that the project will “push for best practices, transparent approaches and the adoption of open government models to deepen transparency and accountability in the utilization of maternal health resources”, explaining further that “the major beneficiaries of the intervention are the low-income women in the project communities…”
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