Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Tunji Alausa and Coordinating Minister for Health and Social Welfare

The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof Ali Pate, said strengthening health sector governance, and institutions, and ensuring efficient, resilient and affordable quality health systems are some of his agenda for the country’s health sector.

He also noted that medical industrialisation, unlocking the healthcare value chains, and embedding health security as part of economic and national security are also his priorities.

Pate disclosed this in a series of messages on his X handle @muhammadpate on Monday night.

He said he assumed his position with the mandate to transform the health sector in line with President Bola Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda.

The Minister said, “A couple of weeks ago, I assumed office as the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare @Fmohnigeria with the mandate to transform Nigeria’s healthcare system for improved health outcomes in line with H.E. President Bola A Tinubu GCFR @officialABAT Renewed Hope Agenda.”

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“Our agenda focuses on four pillars: Strengthening health sector governance and institutions, smart and effective regulations, digitization, enhancing citizen voices and our responsiveness, and making sure no one is left behind.

“Efficient, resilient, equitable, affordable and quality health system to improve health outcomes by delivering preventive, promotive, and curative services, at primary healthcare and hospitals, by properly trained and motivated health workforce, and sustainable domestic financing.

“Medical industrialisation and unlocking the healthcare value chains, to create jobs and promote economic development.

“Embedding health security as part of economic and as national security,” the global vaccine expert said.

He added that though the task is huge and the journey is long, “With commitment by all levels of our government, sectors, and partners, we will achieve our vision of a healthy, prosperous, and thriving Nigeria. This we will do with utmost transparency and impeccable accountability.”