Kano state House of Assembly has revealed that in 2017 the house was able to successfully pass into law four health bills to promote accessibility and effective health delivery system in the state. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day legislative and media dialogue on maternal health organized by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from MacArthur Foundation, held at sultanate suite, Kano state. According to the communique signed by executive Director CISLAC Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani, Nasir Magaji who signed for Kano state House of assembly and Zainab Ubale who signed for the media, the four different bills includes Health Trust bill, Private Hospital bill, Contributory Healthcare Management Board bill and Kano Ultramodern Hospital bill. It further stated that the bills were to promote adequate, accessible and affordable healthcare services in the state. The communique further stressed the need for concerted effort by civil society groups to strengthen advocacy and bring Free Maternal Newborn and Child Health (FMNCH) bill into limelight to ensure full coverage of the maternal and child healthcare service provision and delivery in all hospital facilities in the state. It was also observed in the communique that while the State Assembly maintains open door policy and opportunity for the passage of other relevant bills to enhance healthcare service provision and delivery, MNCH bill still awaits passage in the Assembly as a result of contending priority legislation championed by the overburden State Ministry of health.

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