Counterparts of Project Accountant of the African Development Bank (ADB) for strengthening District Health Services Project in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Morrison Momoh has said that, the project aims at improving access to quality health care services.
He maintained that the project intends to develop health care delivery services in five Districts in the Northern, Eastern and Southern Regions of the Country.
Making a presentation at the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) quarterly review meeting held at the Bintumani Hotel in Freetown, Morrison Momoh underscored the importance of the project; adding that the beneficiary Districts are Bo, Kenema, Bonthe, Port Loko and Tonkolili.
He said the ultimate goals and objectives are centered on the provision of basic quality health care services in the target Districts with a view to assisting government in achieving the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); by reducing child and maternal mortality as well as minimizing the incidence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
The project, Momoh said, comprises of three components: strengthening of the Districts, the maternal and child health programme and the management of the project.
Component one, he explained, would include the rehabilitation of four (4) Districts maternity hospital wards, twenty health posts, capacity building, provision of drugs and medical supplies and specialized consultancy services.
He disclosed that sponsorship of ten (10) Nurses and Midwives for two years tutorial training in Ibadan, Nigeria is pending; adding that consignments of drugs for the targeted Districts are currently being distributed