WHO Nigeria fingers over the Health Personnel Registry to the Federal Ministry of Health

Abuja, March 22 2021 – “I’d get to adore the collaboration and commitment of the Division of Health Planning, Research and Statistics of the Federal Ministry of Health over time in opposition to the near of the National Health Personnel Registry”, mentioned Dr Kofi Boateng who represented WHO Nigeria country Representative for the length of the technical handing over of the Health Personnel Registry to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) on March 19 2021.

He additional thanked the Government of Canada by International Affairs Canada who funded the near of the prototype of the National Health Personnel Registry (NHWR) and its piloting in Bauchi and Unsuitable River States. This used to be completed beneath the Bettering the Capability of Frontline Health Employees to Red meat up Health challenge implemented by WHO Nigeria.

 Due to the this truth, WHO furthermore supported the expansion of the registry to Anambra and Sokoto States with funding from the European Union; Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Abia, Osun, Niger and Edo with funding from the Government of Japan and WHO. To defend the operations of the Registry, WHO supported the near of some guidance paperwork  (NHWR Operational Pointers, Customary Operation Direction of, Classic User Manual, Developed User Manual, Catastrophe Restoration Thought, and Implementation Files). 

The Implementation recordsdata, Customary Operation Direction of, and Classic User Manual had been compiled into the Manual of the National Health Personnel Registry and launched by the Minister of Health,  Dr Osagie Ehanire, on 03 March 2020. The HRH department of the FMoH and ICT focal points had been furthermore skilled on the following tips on three events (07 to 09 August 2019, 09 to 11 October 2019, and 27 August 2020) with mentoring beef up being ongoing.

The WHO’s beef up used to be successfully timed, as the FMoH has been for some time, working on acquiring upright recordsdata on the sleek successfully being physique of workers in the country in tell to facilitate human useful resource for successfully being planning and thereby bring atmosphere pleasant, effective and quality successfully being services and products to its voters. Fixed with Dr Sunny Okoroafor, WHO HRH focal point, “the near of the Registry commenced in 2013 with out mighty success on account of several causes nevertheless this present day, we have got a platform to originate on with WHO supporting the co-introduction of the prototype and a Manual of the National Health Personnel Registry to make optimistic that is functionality and sustainability.” 

“Consequent upon our unravel to make optimistic that that Nigeria locations in assign an wide and purposeful National Health Personnel Registry (NHWR), the Observe Health Group (WHO) with funding equipped by International Affairs Canada (GAC) supported the Ministry to develop the National Health Personnel Registry platform, a platform created to home successfully being physique of workers recordsdata from the total 36 States of the Federation plus the FCT, collectively with recordsdata from the Public and Non-public sectors as mentioned in the Operational Guideline and Customary Working Direction of (2015) paperwork beneath the related submitting entities” says Dr Ngozi Azodoh, Director Health Planning, Research and Statistics.

For the time being, the registry involves successfully being physique of workers recordsdata for 11 states. thus, there is a need for the FMoH and companions to beef up the scaling up of the registry to duvet the final states in the country apart from the Federal Departments, Agencies and Parastatals, and the non-public sector. For the time being, the FMoH is coordinating the inclusion of assorted States by varied construction companions in conserving with the guidance paperwork and with the technical beef up of WHO.

Technical Contact:

Dr Kofi Boateng; Electronic mail: boatengko [at] who.int; Tel: +234 706 449 1772


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