United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Nigeria Lunches ‘Leadership Challenge’ to Revamp Primary Health Care

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that Nigeria has launched a Leadership Challenge, a flagship programme to revamp Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) policy in the country.

This is to maximise the commitment of state governors to promoting progressive increase in PHC funding, and ensuring all primary healthcare centres have the requisite human resource capacity.

The programme will be carried in collaboration with the Nigerian Governors Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Dangote Foundation and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA).

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The UNICEF Chief of Health in Nigeria, Dr Eduardo Celades, made the disclosure at the end of a three Day Media Dialogue on COVID-19 and Routine Immunisation, in Lagos it organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Culture.

The challenge is anchored on a total of 13 awards to state governments, consisting of 12 awards for the best performing and most improved states and one award for the overall best performing and most improved state.

“The challenge is called the Primary Healthcare Leadership Challenge and the idea is to recognise and award the state governments that are investing more in primary health care in their states.

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