The Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation in collaboration with Dangote Group have extended hands of partnership to the Nasarawa State Government to provide effective healthcare services to the people of the state.
To this end, a two-day tripartite round-table meeting of Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation, Dangote Group and the Nasarawa State Government is currently going in Washington, United States of America, where the trio, along with other twelve state Governors’ from Nigeria are engaged in extensive solution-based learning and discussion on new model to improve primary healthcare in their respective States.
This was contained in a press statement signed by Yakubu Lamai, the Director-General, strategic communication and press affairs to Nasarawa State governor, a copy which was made available to BusinessDay in Lafia.
The statement observed that the Seattle meeting was part of the commitment of the development partners to help Nasarawa State actualise Nigeria’s vision to accelerate Human Capital Development (HCD) by 2030.
The statement said the meeting “has a health centered agenda which is in sync with the focus of the Abdullahi Sule administration to sustain collaboration with Public Spirited Organizations, Development Partners and other Healthcare Givers towards effective delivery of healthcare services and implementation of Primary Healthcare under One Roof in Nasarawa State.
“The meeting is built upon improving Health, Nutrition and Education especially for children under the age of 5 years old, with a target to reduce childhood stunted growth to 22% by 2030, whilst providing equitable access to affordable quality healthcare for EVERY Nigerian.
Governor Sule, along with other twelve state governors, hopes to come up with a template on health and human capital development that is rural area-driven, focused and sustainable.