Buhari authorizes 3 additional orthopedic hospitals

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the institution of three more orthopedic hospitals across the country.

Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Wednesday at the official inauguration of the Primary Health Care(PHC) Leadership Challenge at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.

The event was organized by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in partnership with development partners.

“The president has approved three more national orthopaedic hospitals; one per geo-political zone.

“Northeast has one; the Northcentral has one and the Southsouth has one; in Benin, Jos and Jalingo respectively,’’ he said.

Country Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Jeremie Zoungrana, said that the PHC Challenge fund represented a unique opportunity to motivate and publicly recognise ownership and leadership at the subnational level.

He said that the PHC health indicators would be tracked to support the NGF build Governor-level accountability, improve performance management, and enhancing investments in critical areas of PHC.

“The challenge fund will also leverage other BMGF investments that focus on improving state-level data ownership, analysis, quality, and use,” he said.



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