FG to re­vamp 110 pri­mary health cen­tres in 100 days — Ade­wole

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ojoma Akor

The Fed­eral Govern­ment is to re­vamp 110 Pri­mary Health Cen­tres (PHCs) within the next 100 days, the Min­is­ter of Health, Prof. Isaac Ade­wole, has said.

He spoke at the launch of the Bet­ter Health for All Pro­gramme (BH4A) of the min­istry in Abuja yes­ter­day.

The 110 Pri­mary Health Cen­tres project is one of the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion pro­grammes in pri­mary health care a fo­cus area of the al­ready launched BH4A pro­gramme.

Ade­wole said the BH4A pro­gramme is a Rapid Re­sults Ini­tia­tive (RRI) borne out of the need to re­spond to the crit­i­cal needs of the peo­ple and de­liver on the man­date of pro­mot­ing health care with fo­cus on ac­cess, af­ford­abil­ity and de­mand.

It is also a con­cept jointly de­signed and pro­moted with the Rapid Re­sults In­sti­tute of the United States of Amer­ica.

The min­is­ter said other ar­eas the BH4A pro­gramme would work on in­clude mu­tual health as­sur­ance, treat­ment of 200,000 severely mal­nour­ished chil­dren, sur­gi­cal in­ter­ven­tion com­po­nent, op­er­a­tional­iz­ing the Nige­ria Cen­tre for Dis­ease Con­trol, screen­ing of Nige­ri­ans for ma­jor dis­eases, trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity.

As­sur­ing that the seven goals would be im­ple­mented in the next 100 days, the min­is­ter urged Nige­ri­ans to part­ner with the govern­ment on the ini­tia­tive to make it a suc­cess.

Photo: NAN

A ve­hi­cle loaded with pep­per and to­ma­toes on Alapere Ex­press­way in Lagos yes­ter­day

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