Statistics show that approximately 43% of Nigerians have access to quality primary healthcare services with only about 4 doctors available per 10,000 people.

This is a fraction of the minimum rate recommended by the UN for basic health coverage.

However, It is widely recognized that 70% of the disease burden can be prevented and managed at the PHC level as the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the global inequalities in health and access to care. This is why the health care system in Nigeria needs transformation, hence the Federal government in its determination to change the narrative says it’ll launch a bold new programme to transform primary health care in the country.

A statement signed by the NPHCDA Executive Director, Dr Faisal Shuaib disclosed that the summit will hold on 24th and 25th March 2022 in Abuja as participants will be drawn from the Private sector, government leaders, and international partners, aimed at transforming the under-resourced, weak primary health. 

 “The Summit will bring together national elected leaders, top government officials, and leading private sector executives to present ambitious and attainable plans that will lead to tangible and largescale changes to Nigeria’s primary health care (PHC) system by the year 2030.”  

Hw added that “The programme, dubbed “Reimagining PHC”, is solutions-focused and dedicated to delivering improved PHC services across the country.”

Dr Osagie Ehanire said, “Primary health care is the foundation of the entire health system, its strength is crucial to the functioning of all other levels. In order to meaningfully improve quality and accessibility of health care in Nigeria as a whole, we must urgently and comprehensively reform our Primary care system.”

“This launch is a call to join in the ambitious action to transform health in Nigeria for our and future generations. A fit-for-purpose PHC system is foundational to delivering universal health coverage, national health security, and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria.”

“Nigeria eradicated Wild Polio Virus in the year 2020, a monumental achievement that followed decades of immunization work,”. “We proved that Nigeria’s PHC system is highly effective when properly funded.”

Thus, the Summit will kick-start fund mobilization to realize the programme’s goals – it will be an inclusive project, leveraging the know-how and resources of the private sector, government, and global development agencies. The programme is driven by the conviction that all Nigerians have the right to quality, accessible health care and that current challenges can be solved through strategic, transparent consolidation of available funding and mobilization among partners to collaborate on this urgent priority.

It, therefore, enjoin all to register https://www.phcsummit2022.com/Join the conversation at #TransformPHC About Reimagining PHC through virtual or in person.

Reimagining PHC is an ambitious, transformative project to improve and expand primary health care (PHC) in Nigeria by the year 2030. The project plans to utilize innovative financing mechanisms to boost financing sources in order to: increase the number and quality of health care workers; upgrade the infrastructure of facilities; ensure availability of equipment, essential medicines, and commodities; modernize information, data management and tech systems; and leverage medical technologies as alternative methods for service delivery.  The project will prioritize community participation and is committed to transparent, accountable, results-driven implementation.

However, contact details about the Summit are as follows for further enquiries:

 0809 466 6656, 0909 291 7545 / phcsummit2022@gmail.com

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