For the purposes of promoting accountability and transparency in the management of Routine Immunization (RI) funds, Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) along with the Kaduna State Accountability Mechanism for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (KADMAM) have launched an online platform. This was announced by the Director of CHR, Dr. Aminu Magshi during the launch of OPENKDSMOH, an abbreviation which means Open Kaduna State Ministry of Health.

According to him, anyone in the state who has questions bothering on health care services in the state can ask and find out more about making informed decisions about health via twitter with the twitter hash tag, #OPENKDSMOH,

He explained that social media plays an important and critical role in holding the government accountable on its health promises to the citizens.

He urged all stakeholders, the media and the general public to make very good use of the platform to demand for their health right and for sustainable Immunization Financing in the state.

He said: “We as advocates for adequate funding for Routine Immunization programmes and every child and family health issues in Nigeria. We will continue to promote the cause until our top government authorities begin to see the need to demonstrate accountability in health budgeting and ensure transparency in funds released, disbursed and spent to address public issues, especially in the sector.”

Author: Ope Adedeji