Healthcare and education are two of the most important aspects of governance and the responsibility does not lie alone in the hands of the government; the private sector also has a role to play.
Our BellaNaijaMCM this week Muntaqa Umar-sadiq is contributing his quota to complementing government’s efforts in advancing health outcomes in Nigeria.
Muntaqa is the Chief Executive Officer of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN) – a private sector coalition focusing on mobilising private sector resources, capabilities, innovation and partnerships to help the Nigerian government achieve its healthcare goals.
He set up the platform to “build an unprecedented, world class private sector-led coalition that focuses on accelerating Nigeria’s progress in achieving health-related Sustainable Development Goals”.
PHN is working to mobilise the private sector to save millions of lives through innovation, strategy partnership, advocacy, and impact investments.
PHN’s board include private sector bigwigs like Aliko Dangote (Founding Patron), Jim Ovia (Co-Chair), Sola David-Borha, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, among others.
PHN has saved about 800,000 lives, has 35 private sector members, and has reached 20 of Nigeria’s 36 states.
Muntaqa was the Senior Technical Advisor to Nigeria’s former Honourable Minister of State for Health in Nigeria, Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate who also sits on PHN’s board.
In 2016, Muntaqa was named by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.
In 2018, Muntaqa was announced as one of 23 2018 Eisenhower Innovation Fellows, selected for their outstanding and unique achievements in their various fields and are creative visionaries and disruptors who are working to make the world a better place.
Muntaqa commenced his career as a healthcare investment banker at Morgan Stanley in the UK.
He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (M.Phil – Bioscience Enterprise). He also undertook an MBBS / Medical sciences degree at Imperial College School of Medicine, London.
He is also a Chartered Alternatives Investment Analyst (CAIAI) charter holder.
We celebrate Muntaqa for his work in pulling private sector resources to save lives.