Group seeks partnership with health ministry
The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that Nigeria stands to gain a lot by aligning with organizations who were able to offer innovative and transformative opportunities that would accelerate healthcare delivery in the country.
Adewole said this while speaking with officers from Intrahealth International, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and DAI Global Health, who paid him a visit in Abuja.
According to the minister, the federal government was ready to partner with any capable organization to make quality healthcare accessible and affordable to all Nigerians in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.
To this end, the ministry of health was poised to experiment on new models which could be replicated conveniently in all states of the federation.
He, however, harped on the need to be innovative by integrating necessary deliverables targeted at making any model adopted sustainable in the long run.
Adewole informed that the federal government was currently trying out a basic healthcare model in three states: Niger, Abia and Osun through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BMGF.
He also noted that ministry was mapping out the models experimented upon to reduce overlapping of functions, so as to know what is working or not working, adding that all these efforts are geared towards improving healthcare service delivery and the wellbeing of Nigerians.
Speaking on behalf of the group, the president/CEO, IntraHealth International, Pape Gaye, said the aim of their visit was to seek areas of possible collaboration in primary healthcare service delivery through public private partnership arrangement in the spirit of Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.