In a bid to continue creating a good system for public and private health sector to deliver quality health services for all and sundry in the state, Oyo state government has promised that it will enhance quality maternal and child health care delivery through Tomotiya Initiative.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bode Ladipo, who disclosed this at the ‘Tomotiya Initiative Partners’ Coordinating Meeting, held at Ibadan Business School, Ibadan, said the government will provide a synergy to link the private health sector with the frame of the state’s organised health system for private facilities to justify the confidence reposed on them by the people.
Dr. Ladipo expressed concern over child delivery done by community birth attendants and the risks associated.
He therefore called for an increased effort in changing the narrative.
Also at the meeting, health ministry and its partners discussed the achievements recorded under Tomotiya programme for the last year ended, while also planning for 2022.
In attendance at the Tomotiya Initiative meeting were representatives of WHO, UNICEF, ARIN, APIN, PMI, SOLINA, SAVE THE CHILDREN, NEST 360, amongst others.
The TỌMỌTÌYÁ Initiative was launched in October 2020 as an Oyo state umbrella initiative, covering high impart thematic areas, targeting gaps and barriers to maternal and child healthcare. It is also the continuation of the existing Reproductive Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health (RMNCH) programmes.