The Senior Technical Adviser of Development Research and Project Center, Abuja, Mr. Emmanuel Abanida Stated this at a one day policy dialogue on task shifting and task sharing organized by the South Saharan Social and Developmental Organization in Enugu.
Mr. Abanida said that the policy was aimed at increasing access to health care services to reduce high mortality rate in the country.
The Executive Secretary of Enugu State Agency for the Control of Aids, ENSACA, Mr. Uche Agu identified shortage and inequitable distribution of the qualified health workers as one of the major challenges facing the health sector.
In an address, the Project Director of Task Shifting and Task Sharing Project of South Saharan Social and Developmental Organization, Dr. Stanley Ilechukwu said that the dialogue session was to engage stakeholders to brainstorm on the full implementation of the project.
Some of the participants, Mrs Peace Ani and Mr. Henry Amaku said that the programme was innovative and of critical importance.
Our Correspondent reports that the event attracted stakeholders in the health sector and the academia.