Its the beginning of a weekend so lets clebrate some of our own…
Chima Onoka has recently been appointed as the Country Representative in Nigeria for the IHP+Results team. IHP+Results provides an annual independent monitoring and evaluation review of the International Health Partnership (IHP+). This process of monitoring and evaluation was mandated by the IHP+ Global Compact and the subsequent high-level Ministerial Review in February 2009. Chima says that this is an exciting time in Nigeria and the work could not have come at a better time as there is currently significant progress underway here to develop state and federal health plans, which together will be compiled to form a National Strategic Health Development Plan. This is all in line with Nigeria’s overall Development Plan (known here as 20 by 2020). This week bilateral and multilateral partners, including the IHP+ Global Compact signatories, are working on this together. In fact, a substantial IHP+ Harmonisation for Health (HHA) international team are here in Nigeria to support this whole process, including costing and a framework for monitoring and evaluation.
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“The quality and costing of plans, ongoing monitoring and evaluation as well as future political commitment are all key issues” does sound like the same old cliche ridden double speak we have heard before. What does it mean anyway? QA as the only way forward and our so called leaders are too daft to get any real work done? We simply expect to read about the future results rather than hear of more plans to do ABC. When is D going to show up since 1999?
Nigerian Health Care Service in parallels as a way to award contracts that has yet to deliver measurable benefits? Perhaps my rant is the noise I wish to hear from Chima Onoka rather than his “this is an exciting time in Nigeria and the work could not have come at a better time as there is currently significant progress underway here to develop state and federal health plans, which together will be compiled to form a National Strategic Health Development Plan”.