To reduce morbidity and mortality rates due to communicable diseases to the barest minimum; reverse the increasing prevalence of non- communicable diseases; meet global targets on the elimination and eradication of diseases; and significantly increase the life expectancy and quality of life of citizen of Bauchi State.


To develop and implement appropriate policies and programs as well as undertake other necessary actions that will strengthen the State Health System to be able to deliver effective quality and affordable health.

Directorate of Community Health Services:

THE Directorate coordinates primary health care activities and services in the state which includes; Integrated Management of childhood illness, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Immunizations- Campaign and Routine, School Health services, NGO’s Coordination, Logistics and supply.

Directorate of disease control and Immunisations:

The directorate deals with the control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, Health Education and mobilisation, Inspection of industries, Nutrition education and nutrition control, Onchocerciasis and neglected tropical diseases control as well as Immunizations in Zonal and Area Health offices.

Directorate of Planning, Research and Statistics:

Functions of the Directorate are:

1. Managing capital projects of the Agency.

2. Administer and procurement of goods and services.

3. Monitor and evaluate programmes, projects and implementation of work plan of Bauchi State primary health care.

4. Compile and publish relevant Primary Health Care data and Statistical activities in the State.

5. Coordinate activities of the other directorate within the Agency

6. Coordinate and carried out research activities



RENOVATION/UPGRADING OF PHCs the Agency have renovated/upgraded 21 PHC Facilities across the state at the total cost of N615, 624, 131.47. They are: Boi, Rishi, T/Babiye, U/Maternity Bauchi and Azare, Tsangaya, Soro, Chinade, Disina, MCH Nasarawa/Jahun, Aishatu Isa Yuguda Under Five clinic Darazo, PHC Gar, PHC Birim, PHC Guma, PHC Kundak, PHC Gwana, PHC Yuguda, Family Planning K/Wase, PHC Zalau, PHC Yayu and Under-five  Clinic Bauchi.

While work has reached an advanced stage on the renovation or construction of the following PHCs: Bursali, Hardawa, Guyaba, Sandigalau, Badas and  Renovation of SPHCDA office Complex.

Directorate of Administration and Finance:

The Administration and Finance engage in the handling of matters relating to personnel management, General Administration, manage and coordinate financial aspects of Bauchi State primary health care Development Agency.


During the period under review, the Agency has recorded tremendous achievement in the Primary Health Care services through infrastructural and man power development, medical equipment supply, improvement of health management information system (HMIS) and provision of technical support to the state and LGA PHCs.


The State recorded sporadic cases of Measles and there was a National Measles Campaign in Northern States in 2008 and 2011. The state Government provided funds for supervision and other logistics support.

Similarly there were Cases of cerebrospinal meningitis in 2009 and Gastro enteritis outbreak in 2010 across the state, these problems were tackled through Public enlightenment, procurement of drugs and vaccines, Chlorination of wells in Bauchi LGA and Cholera Treatment Unit were constructed in Gamawa, Zaki and Ningi LGAs.The Agency conduct chlorination of wells every year at the beginning of rainy season to prevent the occurrence Gastro-Enteritis and other water born diseases in the state.


The Agency keyed in to the government’s policy of free medical care for pregnant women and children under five since 2008.  Accordingly, the Agency received a mandatory release of

N 11,000.000 monthly for the provision of these services to PHC across the state in 2008-2009 while due to economic constraints only 2m is now coming monthly from the treasury.

Also a monthly mandatory release of N2,015, 000.00 for the supply of diesel to 31 Primary Health Care Facilities in the state.


The Agency from its inception has purchased medical equipment/consumables which was distributed to over 100 PHC facilities across the state.

Collaboration with Development Partners:    CIDA: The State Primary Health Care Development Agency in collaboration with   the Canadian International Development Agency ( CIDA) has undertaken the construction of new Primary Health Centres at Mashema and Kangere  which have been completed, while renovation/upgrading of Primary Health Centers at Dambam, K/Madaki, Bununu, Dogonjeji and Gadan Maiwa were also completed.

EU PRIME: The Agency in collaboration with EU Prime has renovated MCH RiminJahun, Zalanga and Cold Stores Bauchi, Gamawa and Kafin-Madaki, it has also installed Solar Refrigerators at Pali, Chinade, Tarmasuwa, Gwasamai, K/ Madaki PHCs.

T-SHIP: The Agency in collaboration with TSHIP has undertaken the renovation/ equipping of the following Health Facilities which are; Itas/Gadau, Kubdiya, Zadawa, Geljaule, Dass, Yalwa domiciliary clinic, Baima, Durum, Sakwa and Buskuri. MPHC Miya, Tiyin, Yayu, Jalam, Faggo, Bulkachuwa,  and PHC at Ibrahim Bako, Gololo and Gwaram while MCH KafinLarabawa, KofarDumi, NahutanTaba, Dagu, Under five clinic Bauchi, GajinDuguri, Gaima, Jama’are, GwaramAlkaleri, Bishi, NasarawaJahun Bauchi, Yautare, Kofanwase, Gen. Hospital Maternity Unit Darazo, Dass and Gamawa.

MDGs: The Agency through the MDGs has renovated 10 PHCs across the state as follows: Misau, Wanka, Gamawa, Madara, Bununu, Federal Low cost Bauchi, Bayara, Wahu, Wandi and Battu. In addition, constructed 20 new MCH Clinics were constructed one in each LGA in the state.

World Bank Urban Development Projects: The Agency with support from the World Bank has constructed (2) new Maternal and Child Health Clinics at Federal Low Cost Bauchi and T/wadan Dan Amar Bauchi while K/Dumi Primary Health Centre were renovated and upgraded all in 2011.


The Health System Development Project II has completed the renovation/upgrading of PHCs as follows:

PHC Miya, Dagauda, Madara, Galdimare, Gololo, Zalau, Polchi, Dull, LimanKatagum, Futuk, Nabardo, Urban Maternity Azare, Makawa, Ibrahim Bako, Sade, Isawa, Gadau, Bara, Gwaram and Yadagungume,

Routine Immunization:

Routine Immunization (RI) Routine Immunization remains the backbone of all vaccines preventable disease (VAD). Penta-Valent Vaccine was introduced to replace the DPT, which was launched on 29th June 2012; the trend of Routine Immunization in state recorded some remarkable improvement due to the following:

•             Development and submission of fixed & outreach session plans by all 20 Local Immunization officers.

•             Disbursement of N2, 719,000 monthly to all 20 LGAs as state support for R I (fixed & outreach) services.

•             Increase in the no. of outreach centres by over 300 centres.

•             The coverage of routine immunization in the state.


Is on-going. There are monthly DSNO meeting with LGA Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers.

The Unit conducted the following activities during the period under review:

a. Case based investigation of poliomyelitis; measles and CSM are being conducted.

b. Investigation of Lassa fever and diphtheria outbreak in the state (Diphtheria) respectively were conducted and treated accordingly.

c. Sensitisation of clinical staff and the public on diseases prevention and control.              


 Immunization Plus Days and repeat vaccinations were conducted. In each Round, Planning ICC, TFI meetings and Flag off were carried out to ensure quality IPDs.

Development Partners like UNICEF & WHO paid for logistics and LGA staff allowances. Supervision by TFI chairman, Hon Commissioner ministry of Health, MOLG, Executive Chairman SPHCDA, Top Government officials and Partners supervised the activities for non-compliance resolving, community awareness / sensitization and Dialogue. Funds were also provided by the Government for purchases of pluses, staff supervision and RI activities while partners support for logistics and social mobilization activities.

Over 2m children were immunized against polio during every IPDs round.

MIDWIVES SERVICE SCHEME:  Under this scheme 237 MSS staff were deployed to Bauchi; they were trained on LSS and IMCI before deployment to all LGAs across the state. Bauchi State government complimented remuneration with N20, 000 while LGAs contributed N10, 000 in addition to the N30, 000 from National Primary Health Care Development Agency.  The Communities with the influence of traditional leaders provided free accommodation to the staff. This has increased attendance to ANC clinics also improved attendance at post-natal clinic due to quality counselling and health education sessions during ANC.


Health Education Units developed a five year work plan (NICE Model) and the State social Mobilization Working Group members (SSMWG) were trained by TSHIP. The SSMWG supervises IPDs to resolve Non-compliances in communities.

The unit acquired a Media van for outreach campaigns which was conducted at selected markets in 6 LGA’s.

A strategic Media framework and implementation plan was developed aimed at supporting the provision of integrated health promotion services, which will effectively, linked to the various intervention programmes of the Agency in communities across the state. About 20 different Enlightenment jingle both in Hausa and Fufulde are been aired.

The unit has conducted sensitization workshops and seminars to 160 chief Imams from different Islamic sets JAP, FOMWAN, Members LGA Health Educators and Traditional Leaders.

The unit in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, TSHIP organize and conduct In-between Round activities, community dialogue, compound meetings, Majigi film show and town hall meetings, engagement of BRC, BATV, NTA, Glob-FM and Community Radio Stations on airing of 270 jingles slots over a period of three months to increase awareness on PEI/EPI activities in the State.



The Nutrition Unit organized Maternal New Born, and Child Health Week twice every year since 2010 to deliver a free package of high impact and cost effective interventions, which are essential to improving the health of pregnant /women of child bearing age and children under 5 years as well as ensure birth registration to assist government with demographic data for effective planning. The interventions are routinely conducted in HFs / LGAs across the state but were of sub-optimal performance, the successful implementation of the MNCHW presents a sure avenue to improve on coverage of interventions and fast-track achievement on health-related MDGs.

Drugs, Materials and other consumables are provided by the State and Development partners like WHO, UNICEF, TSHIP. The Unit is also conducting Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in 3 LGAs (Dambam, Kirfi and Katagum) as well as Vitamin A supplementation in all the LGAs.

The Agency has distributed different types of Family Planning commodities to the Health Facilities free of charge. In 2009 the rate of consumption of the commodities was fairly good but through the effort of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency by creating awareness to the Community on the importance of the services thereby reducing maternal mortality and morbidity. Also the number of services delivery points has increased from 98 in 2008 to 401 in 2013 across the state. Presently, 3 sets of Health Professionals were trained on modern methods of Family Planning. 60 participants were trained on long acting Family Planning IUCD insertion 60 also on Jaddle/inplanon insertion and 40 participants were trained on other method of family planning.


The unit is responsible for the eradication of the Guinea worm disease in the state. The last case of Guinea worm disease reported in the state was in 2002. The main activity of the unit is surveillance of the disease, verification of any suspected case of Guinea worm disease and awareness creation to the general public including promotion of cash reward of N25,000 to any one that reported a confirmed Guinea worm disease case.


Industrial Health Unit line listed all Industries in the State as well as designed Data forms, Medical Certificates of Fitness which were printed by the State Government. The unit conducts Health Education of Industries and factory workers, sanitary inspection of industries and factories especially food processing. And ensuring production and packaging meet standards. The unit is also responsible for enforcement of public health laws and prosecution of offenders.


Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) unit is concerned with reduction of Under-five morbidity and mortality in the state with support and collaboration of development partners in areas of services delivery, capacity building, community involvement and participation.

The unit conducted the following activities;

-Organized and participated in TOT IMCI facility case *management in USAID/TSHIP support focal LGAs.

*Participated in procurement cycle training .

-Conducted IMCI stakeholders meeting

-Conducts supportive supervision to 64 IMCI operational health facilities.


The unit is responsible for the eradication of the Guinea worm disease in the state. The last case of Guinea worm disease reported in the state was in 2002. The main activity of the unit is surveillance of the disease, verification of any suspected case of Guinea worm disease and awareness creation to the general public including promotion of cash reward of N25,000 to any one that reported a confirmed Guinea worm disease case.


The unit has undertaken the following activities during the period under review:

-Conducts MSS/CHEW cluster monitoring and supportive supervision in MSS health facilities organized by SPHCDA

-Conducted maternal death review (MDR) in 3 MSS health facilities facilitated by NPHCDA

-Participated in 5 days procurement cycle training organized by BACATMA

-Facilitates the LGA level training of pentavalent vaccine in 2 clusters Azare and Alkaleri

-Participated in the review and finalization of performance standard tools for primary health centres supported by TSHIP

-Organized and facilitate the commemoration of safe motherhood days every year.

-Conducted MSS/CHEW (ISS) cluster monitoring in 4 MSS facilities (Disina, Hanafari, Faggo and Zabi) support by NPHCDA/SPHCDA