The Resource Center for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) Thursday did a media launch for the second phase of its project tagged: “Social Mobilization for Accountability in the Implementation of Budgets for Maternal Health Interventions in Kano State”.
CHRICED envision a genuinely democratic Nigeria where the well-being of the vast majority of citizens is the central concern of both the government and the governed.
Dr Ibrahim Zikirullah, executive director of CHRICED, while speaking at the media launch said, the last phase of the project did a lot in the area of building the capacity of civic actors to robustly engage the governance process aimed at influencing government policy towards achieving drastic reduction of maternal deaths in Kano state.
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“The last phase of the project which ended in April 2018 ensured people at the grassroots especially in the rural areas who are the ones that bear the brunt of maternal mortality took the lead in finding workable and sustainable solutions for addressing the challenge. The new phase of CHRICED’s maternal health project is about following the money,” said Dr Ibrahim.
“The social mobilization for accountability in the implementation of budgets for maternal health interventions in Kano state (2018 – 2021) project seeks to promote transparency and accountability in the implementation of funds budgeted for maternal health programs. It also hopes to stimulate citizen-led innovative and data-driven monitoring of resources budgeted for maternal health programs in Kano state.”