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Aliko Dangote, Jim Ovia & Others Commit $24.2 Million for “Saving One Million Lives” Campaign and Health Impact Investment Fund

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As part of a joint private sector advocacy and commitment declaration with partners, the board of the Private Sector Health Alliance led by Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Jim Ovia, Muhammad Ali Pate, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Shola David Borha, Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq and others announced a $24.2 million landmark commitment, towards a 2 year strategic plan to drive a private sector emergency response to “Saving One Million Lives“; and to set up a health impact investment fund to unlock the market potential of the health sector.

Jim Ovia in his remarks said “we have 7 more quarters till the 2015 MDGs deadline. There is no more time for talking, there is only time for action”.

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The highlight of the event was the commitment declaration made by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, where he announced on behalf of the board of PHN, a landmark $24.2 million commitment – through the Private Sector Health Alliance, to accelerate government’s efforts to save one million lives and invest in critical segments of the healthcare value chain that benefit the under served.

Unveiling the $56.5 million PHN 2 Year Strategic Plan, the MD / CEO of the Private Sector Health Alliance, Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq, stated that two components of the strategic plan – Private Sector Emergency Response Plan and Health Impact Investment Fund – will help achieve goals of saving more than 400,000 lives (as a public private coalition) in two years and creating at least 20,000 jobs in five years

Speaking on behalf of the governors, who attended the declaration, Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada and Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, assured participants of the state governments’ commitment to accelerate private sector intervention in the health sector.

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Others who spoke at the Joint Declaration included Shola David Borha (board PHN), Dr. Kelechi Ohiri (Technical Lead SOML, SA / HMH), former First Lady of Kwara State and Founder of Wellbeing Foundation, Toyin Saraki, UNICEF Country Director, Jean Gough, officials from the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), USAID, General Electric (GE) and KPMG, among other guests.

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For more information, please visit website: www.phn.ng | Find them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/privatesectorhealthalliance | Follow them on Twitter: @PHN_alliance 

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8 Comments

  1. Ayo

    May 16, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Am happy about this! Churches should start giving back to the society to make the world a better place to live in.

  2. lulu

    May 16, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    i love aliko, he is using bold 5. so cool

  3. @edDREAMZ

    May 16, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I can sense progress in naija….. God bless them all….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  4. Amanda

    May 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Dangote is using Bold 5 and some people worth less than =N=1M will be carrying iphone 5s, q10 etc……dias god ooooooooooo

  5. Jhno

    May 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    @amanda: lol…..na only you waka come ………i thot the same,the richest man in africa using a bold 5 and some people worth below 1M will be carrying iphone gold platted

  6. mujer

    May 16, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Does anyone know about the strategy for this fund? Is there a webpage we can visit? Thanks

  7. truth

    May 17, 2014 at 4:56 am

    this is all good, but considering that dangote is a great business man, i would recommend he help build a hospital and form a board that will keep an eye on the hospital so that naija can have a world class hospital for once. But first lets get 24hr light, but above all thank you for thinking of others

  8. Dokun OYE

    May 19, 2014 at 10:28 am

    God bless u Alhaji Dangote, the stage nigeria is now,is dat stage an earoplane is when its about taking of: that is, gathering momentum. By d time Naija hit d skies, d corrupt politicians must have given way for real ppl.. I Luv Dis Nation State…

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