North-East has one; the North-Central has one and the South-South has one; in Benin, Jos and Jalingo respectively
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the establishment of three additional orthopaedic hospitals representing three regions of the country.
Representing President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire, made the announcement on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Primary Health Care (PHC) Leadership Challenge at the State House.
The Primary Health Care (PHC) Leadership Challenge was organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in collaboration with development partners.
According to the Minister, the President approved siting of the three more orthopaedic hospitals one per geo-political zone – North-East has one; the North-Central has one and the South-South has one; in Benin, Jos and Jalingo respectively.
Also speaking at the evnt, the Country Director of the Bill and Belinda Gates Foundation, Jeremie Zoungrana, said that the PHC Challenge fund represented a unique opportunity to motivate and publicly recognize ownership and leadership at the subnational level.
He said that the PHC health indicators would be tracked to support the NGF to build Governor-level accountability, improve performance management, and enhance investments in critical areas of PHC.
“The challenge fund will also leverage other BMGF investments that focus on improving state level data ownership, analysis, quality, and use,” he said.