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Tinubu raises team to monitor primary health care in 774 LGAs

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President Bola Tinubu on Monday approved the establishment of the National Health Fellows Programme, with young Nigerian fellows to be engaged in all the 774 Local Government Areas in the Country.

Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, in a statement, said the programme was part of the President’s determination to comprehensively upgrade existing primary healthcare centres.

The president is currently targeting to construct over 8,800 new primary healthcare centres across all Local Government Areas in the Country for accessible and qualitative healthcare delivery with the provision of new social accountability mechanisms.

The well-trained fellows, is expected to serve as fiduciary agents to monitor and track Primary Healthcare Centre development and performance, which is to be assiduously measured against all financial inflows to the centres nationwide.

The statement also noted that the fellowship programme would be domiciled in the Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) coordination office under the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

“The fellows will be recruited, renumerated, and equipped with appropriate tools to track the performance of Basic Health Care Provision Fund-supported health facilities nationwide”

Ngelale also noted that ” President Tinubu, who is the African Union Champion for Human Resources in Healthcare, places faith in young Nigerians, and expects that their engagement in this critical nation-building task

“Their activities also includes a daily monitoring and tracking of health reforms in their locations

The President expects that this will usher in a new era of world-class service provision to all Nigerians in every part of the country.