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Niger State Govt Reveals Plan to Partner with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Health Delivery

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Niger State Govt Reveals Plan to Partner Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Health Delivery

Melinda Gates and Bill Gates

The Niger state Government has announced that in a bid to transform its health sector, there will be partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which will cover health care financing, health management information system, drugs and vaccines and human resources.

Dr Mustapha Jibril, The Commissioner for Health, made this statement public following a courtesy visit to the leaders of the House of Assembly on Friday, The Guardian reports.

He said the state is to contribute at least one percent of its internally generated revenue to the process, while the foundation is still working out the size of its financial commitment. He added that the intended partnership would focus on revitalising and strengthening the Primary Health Care (PHC) system in the state.

The Government of Niger State has created an enabling environment and we are having a lot of partners coming into the state. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are collaborating with us to see how we can strengthen our primary health care,” he said.

According to Susna De, the Foundation’s Primary Healthcare System Strengthening Adviser, the Memorandum of Understanding will be signed in October and the partnership with the state government will run for four years,

She urged the government on institutionalisation, sustainability and providing the right leadership in strengthening its systems.

 

3 Comments

  1. Authentic Sunshine

    June 17, 2017 at 2:03 am

    I propose a policy even plus a minister with the sole purpose of making Nigerians focus on the things that matter and proper quality leaving. See mega billionaires looking and living simply and even assisting us.
    So their job will include:
    – Questioning frivolous show off on social media
    – Promoting memes that dump down ostentatious lifestyle.
    – Sensitising community on self love and development…
    Just completed the midnight Alleluia challenge. Of all trends, pepperdemgang and all what not, I choose to follow this one. Thank you Jesus.

    • tunmi

      June 17, 2017 at 5:09 am

      Eh?

  2. Bowl

    June 17, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Forever partnering with foreign A and B. to provide basic amenities.Aren’t these people ashamed of themselves ? All The thieves of our commonwealth, where are they?

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