About PACFaH@Scale Project
The Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (PACFaH@Scale), or simply, PAS, is a BMGF reinvestment health/social accountability project which aims to advocate to the executives and legislatures at federal, states and LGA to fulfill their service and social compacts with the citizens, fulfill promises made and implement policies, laws and regulations that have positive health impacts on the people. Key message in the advocacies is to demand for increased and sustained funding of PHC and health.
PAS is being implemented in Anambra, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Niger, Rivers and Taraba states.
The project addresses the following four issue areas:
- Family Planning (FP)
- Routine Immunization (RI)
- Ending Childhood killer (CKD)
- Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR)
PAS, as a pro-poor project is implemented in the state and national levels through the following NGOs that are sub grantees:
- Association for the Advancement of Family Planning of Nigeria, AAFPN,
- Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training, AKCDRT.
- Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria, APHPN.
- Centre for Communication and Reproductive Health Services, CCRHS.
- Nigerian Network of NGOs, NNNGO,
- National Association of Community Health workers of Nigeria, NACHPN.
- Nigerian Institute of Legal Studies, NILS,
- Rural Africa Health Initiative RAHI
- Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria, SOGON
- South Sahara Social Development SSDO
- The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN,
- The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS,
- Women and Children Health Foundation (WACHEF)
These sub grantees are key actors in the project that will be enabled and supported to conduct evidence based advocacy to strategic advocacy targets in government.
But perhaps more importantly, are the champions for change within the health sector in the states. The project will identify strategy champions within government to strengthen their leadership capacity and use of data to improve decision making in the area of financing for health.
By the end of the 4-year project, it is expected that state governments will have increased funding to the 4 issue areas in child and family health and will have enough information that will better inform implementing public policies in primary health care and other health areas/ policies specific to their states.