NEWS Sokoto govt, Bill Gates to spend N494m on pri­mary healthcare

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakar Auwal, Sokoto

Sokoto State gov­ern­ment, Bill and Melinda Gates and Dan­gote Foun­da­tions have con­trib­uted N494 mil­lion for the de­vel­op­ment of pri­mary healthcare in the state.

This was dis­closed by Gover­nor Aminu Waziri Tam­buwal, while declar­ing open the 15th an­nual sci­en­tific con­fer­ence of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of the Pe­ri­op­er­a­tive Nurses of Nige­ria in Sokoto.

Rep­re­sented by the Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Health, Dr. Buhari Kware, the gover­nor said the state and Gates foun­da­tion had re­leased the sum of over N148 mil­lion and N173 mil­lion re­spec­tively with that of Dan­gote foun­da­tion still be­ing awaited.

Tam­buwal said the funds were pooled un­der a quadru­ple agree­ment jointly signed by the par­ties and the Tar­geted High Im­pact States( TSHIP),Pro­ject which was aimed at im­prov­ing health ser­vice de­liv­ery, es­pe­cially in the ru­ral ar­eas.

He added that the agree­ment fol­lowed the re­cent sign­ing of the Pri­mary Health Care De­vel­op­ment Agency Bill into law which he said would bring pri­mary health care in the state un­der “one roof”.

The Na­tional Pres­i­dent of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Mr Adeyeni Ba­batunde said the con­fer­ence would brain­storm on ways of im­prov­ing stan­dards of prac­tice to­wards in­creas­ing pa­tients’ sat­is­fac­tion through qual­ity sur­gi­cal nurs­ing care.

The Sokoto State chair­man of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Al­haji Aliyu Atiku, com­mended the state gov­ern­ment for its sus­tained sup­port to the as­so­ci­a­tion and its mem­bers.

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