President Buhari names Osinbajo Chairman of health sector reform committee

Vesta Healthcare Partners and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are to serve as resources persons and have observer roles in the committee.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo briefs President Muhammadu Buhari on the implementation of economic sustainability plan. [Twitter/@BashirAhmaad]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the setting up of a Health Sector Reform Committee to commence the development and implementation of a Health Sector Reform programme for Nigeria, in collaboration with state governments and the FCT administration.

This is sequel to a health sector diagnostic review report developed by consultant, Vesta Healthcare Partners and the Federal Ministry of Health.

The committee will undertake a review of all healthcare reforms adopted in the past two decades and lessons learnt, and factor them into the development of the new Health Sector Reform Programme.

The committee which is set up for a period of six months under the chairmanship of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has members drawn from private and public sector health care management professionals, development partners, representatives from the national assembly as well as the Nigeria Governors Forum, among others.

Other members are: Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State; Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Honourable Minister of Health; Mr. Alex Okoh Director General BPE; Prof Ibrahim Abubakar, a Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London and Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health; Mr Babatunde Irukera, Director General, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council;

Senator( Dr) Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe; Dr. Adedamola Dada; Dr. Sani Aliyu; Dr. Mairo Mandara; Dr. Haliru Yahaya, Emir of Shonga; Professor Uche Amazigbo ; Director Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health; Dr Faisal Shuaib; Prof Nasiru Sambo; Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa; Dr Gambo Aliyu;

Others in the committee are: Dr Betta Edu ( Chairman Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum representing National Council on Health); President Nigeria Medical Association; President Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria; President National Association of Nigeria Nurses & Midwives; President Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria ; Mrs Temi Marcella Awogboro ; Dr. Muhammad Sadiq; Dr. Azubike Tagbo and World Health Organization, Nigeria.

Vesta Healthcare Partners and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are to serve as resources persons and have observer roles in the committee.

President Buhari has also approved the appointment of Dr. Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The President has named him as a member of this important committee.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

'We may lose again', Okupe warns PDP against presenting northern candidate for president in 2023

UN Assembly: President Buhari leaves Nigeria for New York on Sunday

ICPC tracks N113.5m constituency empowerment projects in Ondo

Pete Edochie’s son says he spent over N6m to treat COVID-19

COVID-19: Nigeria records 2 deaths, 337 new cases Friday

'TOTAL sacked me while I was battling brain surgery, disability,' ex-female employee says

APC Chieftain says plan to make Jonathan President is a conspiracy against South

Sanwo-Olu threatens to terminate contract of erring contractors in 7 days

Southern Governors to oppose any party that fields northerner for president in 2023