COVID-19 INTERVENTIONS: SPHCDA Seeks NSSF Partnership To Implement SCALES 3.0

The State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) seeks the partnership of the Nigerian Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) to continue and expand its support of the COVID-19 vaccination. This partnership is to aid the successful launch and execution of SCALES 3.0 for the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination. 

SCALES, an acronym for “Service delivery, Communication, Accountability, Logistics, Electronic reporting, and Supportive Supervision,” was introduced to ramp up COVID-19 vaccines outside the health facility. SCALES 3.0 is set out to close the gaps identified during the implementation of SCALES 2.0, which NSSF was a part of. 

Dr. Mohammed Adis thanked the NSSF for its previous and ongoing assistance to the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in six states: Adamawa, Edo, Imo, Katsina, Ogun, and Nasarawa. According to him, the funds received from NSSF helped Nasarawa state move from 32nd place at the last evaluation before December 2021 to first place in June 2022. 

This proposal was contained in a communiqué issued by NSSF with representatives of SPHCDA’s forum of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in Lagos, which was signed by Dr. Fejiro Chinye-Nwoko, General Manager, NSSF. 

In addition to this, NSSF is also considering exploring several opportunities for expansion of NSSF’s interventions, especially in areas that do not necessarily relate to vaccination, like security, flooding and displacement, research, design programs, and the development of scientific papers. 

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