UNITS AND THEIR OBJECTIVES

Programme/Unit and Objectives

The table below describes the core mandate and objectives of units under the State Ministry of Health as  well as routine activities and current projects.

S/NPROGRAMME/ PROJECT/ UNITDESCRIPTIONAIMS AND OBJECTIVESROUTINE ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURESCURRENT ACTIVITIES/ PROJECTS
1School of Health Technology (SOHT), Kano and Bebeji School of Health Technology is a training institution with six departments and running 8 courses. The school has six governing councils in all either Abuja or Lagos. The school was created in 1968.To train mid-level health workers to man health facilities at LGA levels (Primary Health Care level) – including training/retraining and research.TeachingCurrently, the Health System Development Project (HSDP) is constructing 4 classrooms blocks and hostel blocks at proposed School of Health Technology (Annex) Bebeji.
2Neglected Tropical Diseases Control UnitFormerly a cleansing section under the Government Health Office during the colonial era. Later in the early 70’s after the creation of States, the unit was transformed into Malaria Control Unit under the supervision of HMB. With advent of PHC, it was taken over by SMOH and upgraded to Vector Born Disease Control. To provide comprehensive services aimed limiting or eradicating vectors of public health importance.• Health sensitization, advocacy and mobilization on vector borne diseases
• Capacity enhancement of LGA health personnel and community members on treatment and prevention of vector borne diseases.
• Supervision and monitoring of interventions.
• Co-ordinating activities of students from health institutions on practical posting to the unit.
• Advocacy and sensitization in 6 LGAs of Kano South Senatorial district on the commencement of Lymphatic Filariasis Programme.
• Supervision and monitoring of 13th treatment round of River-blindness.
• Malaria Control activities in collaboration with Malaria Control Booster Project.
3Non-Communicable Disease Control (NCDC)Created in 1992 as unit under the PH and DC.• To reduce mortality and morbidity due to NCDs in Kano State.
• To build capacity of Health workers.
• To enhance Health Education/ Promotion and screening in Health facilities and community.
None because no funding.None as there is no funds.
4Malaria Elimination Programme RBM is a global partnership founded in 1998 by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNDP and WB with the goal of halving the world’s malaria burden by 2010 – estimated to be greater than 300 million acute illnesses and 1 million deaths per year.• Ensure early diagnosis and prompt access to effective treatment with ACT drugs.
• Ensure access to effective preventive measures.
• Ensure high equitable coverage with LLINs
• Increasing coverage with Indoor Residual Spray (IRS).
• Increasing protection of pregnant women through Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT), LLIN.
• Effective control of epidemic and malaria emergencies.
• ACTs distribution
• Monitoring and supervision of service points
• Advocacy and sensitization
• Capacity building of service providers.
• Collaborating with relevant stakeholders and partners in implementing various interventions.
• Distribution of adult and paediatric doses of ACT and SP to service points.
• Training of various categories of health workers.
• Integrated Supportive Supervision and monitoring.
• Commenced Community Directed Intervention (CDI) process for Malaria interventions.
5Growth Monitoring and Nutrition Promotion Programme (GMNPP)The programme is responsible for control and reduction of malnutrition in the State. It was established in 1986 and units in some secondary health facilities and in some LGAs. These units are responsible for screening children and management of cases of malnutrition and conduct of food demonstration• To improve the nutritional status of children under five.
• To manage severe acute malnutrition in both health facilities and communities.
• Supervision of nutrition activities in the State and LGAs.
• Coordination of all nutrition activities.
• Training of health workers and community members on nutrition processes.
• Distribution of supplies and equipment to the facilities/ communities.
• Supervision of nutrition activities in the State and LGAs.
• Coordination of all nutrition activities.
• Training of health workers and community members on nutrition processes.
• Distribution of supplies and equipment to the facilities/ communities.
• Conduct of Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)
6Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (TBL)The programme is responsible for the control of TB and Leprosy in the State. It started as Leprosy Control by Missionaries and later TB component was later added. Presently, there are more than 130 health facilities offering TB services and about 43 facilities providing Leprosy services.• Co-ordinate TB and Leprosy activities in the State.
• Train health care providers on TB and Leprosy control.
• Supervise implementation of TB and Leprosy in health facilities.
• Supervision of health personnel at State and LGA health facilities.
• Distribution of commodities including drugs to all health facilities.
• Training of health care providers on TB and Leprosy case management.
• Supervise laboratory activities in 45 Labs.
• Supervision of health personnel at State and LGA health facilities.
• Distribution of commodities including drugs to all health facilities.
• Training of health care providers on TB and Leprosy case management.
• Supervise laboratory activities in 45 Labs.
7Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Development ProgrammesStarted in 1989 and focuses on improvement of antenatal services, delivery and postnatal care – including Family Planning. It also addressed child health issues, nutrition, immunization and other child survival issues in an integrated manner. • To ensure that every expectant mother goes through a normal pregnancy, labour and deliveries safely without any injury to her self and baby.• Over sees day-to-day managemet of MCH activities in the State
• Training and re-training of health workers on new interventions and skills.
• Supervision and monitoring of activities.
• Training of clinical service providers on Life Saving Skills.
• Integrated Maternal Newborn and Child Health (IMNCH) implementation.
• Supervision of MCH activities
8HECTICHECTIC is charge with responsibility of developing Health Education messages.
HECTIC has three main section, namely Audio Visual, Graphics and Public Enlightenment each has a specific function to carry.
• To developed appropriate Health Education message for public.
• To train health care workers the principles of Health Education.
• To develop visual and print materials for community education.
• Training of Students on practical from schools of Hygiene and SHT.
• Coordination of Radio Discussion Programme on RI/PEI monthly.
• Production of IEC Material for PEI, Nutrition, Malaria (Mainly on request).
• Translation of Messages in to local languages.
• Developing Health Education Massages.
• Training of Vaccination team, Team Supervisor on IPC skills.
9NGOsNon government Organization programme and women in health is one of the programme under primary health care and disease control department, which is purely deal wit the registration of Non government working in Kano State.• To know the activities of of any NGOs working especially on health issues.
• To know the activities of all Programme in the State.
• Registration of all the New NGOs.
• Participate in all the women health related issues
10School Health ServicesThis programme was established with the aim of providing health services to post primary schools. Over the years the Ministry established model school clinics in ten (10) boarding schools. This was done in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Local Government and Parents Teachers Associations (PTA). In addition to this, the Ministry extended the school health services to Qur’anic Schools. By this arrangement, the Qur’anic Mallams are empowered with skills of First Aid treatment and good personal hygiene.To extend health services to schools and improve sanitation and hygiene in the school environment