Nigeria's Health Sector Renewal Investment Initiative and the signing of Health Renewal Compact by Federal, State Government and Development partners in Abuja. The President expressed that the initiative was testament to the commitment of his administration to actualizing its campaign promise kg delivering improved quality healthcare services for Nigerians. He noted that with the support if all multilateral partners and agencies; health is back on the front burner.
The President also announced Federal Government's plans for a comprehensive revamp of physical infrastructure, equipment, and the re-training of frontline health workers starting from 2024. This is in a bid to address the high cost if healthcare. He went on to highlight that the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) will be redesigned to enhance access to essential healthcare services as outlined in the National Health Act (2014).
Also speaking at the event, Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate, outlined plans to double the number of fully functional Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) from 8,809 to 17,618 by 2027 across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), adding that these PHCs will be linked to a comprehensive emergency care system. Emphasizing the importance of transparent reporting, Prof. Pate stated that the federal government will make resource allocation, releases, and results transparent to all stakeholders, including government bodies, non-governmental partners, civil society organizations and citizens.
Curled from fMOH IG page.