Hacey Health Initiative To Expand Reach To More LGs In Oyo State – Executive Director

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


The Executive Director, Hacey Health Initiative, Rhoda Robinsonon Tuesday, hinted that the organization is to expand its reach to more local government areas in Oyo State 
Robinson dropped this hint while speaking with journalists  after a tour of the Idi Ogungun Primary Health care facility, Agodi Gate, Ibadan to interact with healthcare workers and pregnant women at the facility.
The Executive Director disclosed that Hacey Health Initiative is presently working on scaling up its medical and healthcare interventions beyond the 95 facilities it is currently working across Oyo State.
According to Robinson, Hacey Health Initiative is determined to  expand its platforms to offer other health services like family health planning, immunization among other aspects of general healthcare for women and young people across the state.
” The intervention is currently running in 21 out of 33 local governments in the state, so we are hoping to reach other local governments, scale up the programme and platform itself so that it can include other health services such as family health planning, immunization and other aspects of general healthcare for women and young people especially the general community”, she said.
Robinson added, “this is something we are so eager to work with the government with and we are hoping that going forward, as we engage other stakeholders in talks, discussions and dialogues that we will be able to chat a better way forward, especially with improved technology, improved data collection and analysis.”
“We have been working with the government and we have started working on this plan. The pre-covid, covid and post covid era and our current realities, we are committed, the government is committed and we are not in a rush to throw out a solution and walk away. We are in for the long haul and we understand that these things takes time, and as long as we are working together, we should see great outcome coming out by the end of this year, and since it is a long term thing, we have different milestone and designated period in our timeline and our ultimate goals which is improvement of the facilities.”
Commenting on the tour with the partners, the Executive Director stressed that the purpose is to seek how the effort can be improve as well as facilitate more cordiality between healthcare workers and pregnant women access Antenatal care in the facilities.
“Hacey Health Initiative and Partners, IPR Solution have been working with the Oyo state Government since 2020 to improve maternal health service provision in the state and our intervention basically including data and technology to improve maternal outcomes.ENDS“This visit is one of our field visits to see how our interventions, called the `Impact Health Project`, a mobile and web platform designed to facilitate (for now) Antenatal care workflow and care plan for pregnant women. The visit is to see and interact with health workers, pregnant women and see how best our interventions have been progressing and how best (from their point of view) we can improve it and make it work better for the intended users, both the health workers and pregnant women.
“So, its more like a feedback session and an experiential learning session for both parties to understand how best to improve maternal health in the state.

The Non Governmental Organisation  in company of the Intellectual Property Research Deployment (IPRD) Solutions New York, alongside other partners and key stakeholders visited the project facility to access and see firsthand how interventions deployed are put to use especially in a bid to improve maternal health outcomes in Oyo State.
She said “As you know, we are in the digital age and digital technology can make so much things easier and so we are planning on scaling up the intervention, not just in the 95 facilities that we are currently in, but to cover more local governments.
“The intervention is currently running in 21 out of 33 local governments in the state, so we are hoping to reach other local governments, scale up the programme and platform itself so that it can include other health services such as family health planning, immunization and other aspects of general healthcare for women and young people especially the general community.
“This is something we are so eager to work with the government with and we are hoping that going forward, as we engage other stakeholders in talks, discussions and dialogues that we will be able to chat a better way forward, especially with improved technology, improved data collection and analysis.
“We have been working with the government and we have started working on this plan. The pre-covid, covid and post covid era and our current realities, we are committed, the government is committed and we are not in a rush to throw out a solution and walk away.

“We are in for the long haul and we understand that these things takes time, and as long as we are working together, we should see great outcome coming out by the end of this year, and since it is a long term thing, we have different milestone and designated period in our timeline and our ultimate goals which is improvement of the facilities.”
Speaking on the tour with the partners, Robinson said the purpose is to seek how the effort can be improve as well as facilitate more cordiality between healthcare workers and pregnant women access Antenatal care in the facilities.
“Hacey Health Initiative and Partners, IPR Solution have been working with the Oyo state Government since 2020 to improve maternal health service provision in the state and our intervention basically including data and technology to improve maternal outcomes.
“This visit is one of our field visits to see how our interventions, called the `Impact Health Project`, a mobile and web platform designed to facilitate (for now) Antenatal care workflow and care plan for pregnant women. The visit is to see and interact with health workers, pregnant women and see how best our interventions have been progressing and how best (from their point of view) we can improve it and make it work better for the intended users, both the health workers and pregnant women.
The Chief Nursing Officer/Matron-in-charge, Idi-Ogungun PHC, Mrs Fatumobi Christiana while speaking stated that the interventions have helped project the facility and upgrade it to international standard through the use of technology.

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