FG moves to attract additional private funding for health sector

Mr Alex Okoh, Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), has said that the enterprise has proposed a set of reforms, to attract private funding for the health sector

Mrs Amina Othman, the BPE Head of Communications, in a statement, quoted the DG as making the disclosure in Abuja when he inaugurated the Project Delivery Team (PDT), for the Nigeria Health Sector Reform.

Okoh said that repositioning the health sector to increase private sector participation and funding, would improve access to quality healthcare for all and reverse poor health indices in the country.

He explained that the health sector reform was a joint initiative of the BPE and the Federal Ministry of Health.

According to him, it is designed to undertake a comprehensive and holistic reform of the health sector, towards addressing the challenges facing the health sector in the country.

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“The Project Delivery Team is expected to effectively drive the reform process and make necessary recommendations to the Health Reform Steering Committee (HSRSC).

“The team is charged with interfacing with and reviewing the reports of the consultancies and make recommendation to the Steering Committee;

“They are also to develop a detailed project plan for the reform of the health sector; design and drive stakeholder’s sensitisation and engagement strategies, for successful reform,” he said.

Okoh said that the team was also expected to identify and select the most suitable investors for the health sector.

“It will also carry out any other activities that may be necessary to ensure successful reform of the Nigerian health sector, ” he said.

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