Nigeria approves over N6 trillion Health Development Plan

The Federal Government has approved over six trillion naira Health Development Plan. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this while addressing State House Correspondents on Wednesday September, 2018. He said: “The Council today considered a memo from the Federal Ministry of Health on the National Strategic Health Development Plan II, covering the period 2018 – 2022. “We had the previous Plan I which covered the period 2010 – 2015.

The Plan I had 52 targets but regrettably we were only able to achieve less than two from the 52 targets. “So, we spent a long time trying to put in place the Second Plan, so it took us about two years to get this second plan done. “It involves all states of the federation, it includes the Federal Capital Territory and our development partners participated in the presentation and the approval of the Plan… “In total, this new plan has 15 thematic areas, 48 strategic objectives and 282 interventions that will help us to really improve the healthcare delivery that will offer our people. “What is important is the stakeholder and strong health sector wide participation of states in the presentation.

We went through a five-stage process. “The states went to develop their plans. The federal developed ours. We came together, harmonised all the plans and we brought everybody together to validate and adopt the plan and then moved on to Kano for implementation. “The entire projects meant for over five years will cost us over N6.071 trillion and we believe that if this funding is done, if the plans are implemented faithfully, we will achieve a 31 per cent reduction in maternal mortality. “We will achieve 33 percent reduction in horizontal mortality and we will achieve fewer than five percent mortality reduction of 29 per cent,” he stated.

The Federal Government has approved over six trillion naira Health Development Plan. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this while addressing State House Correspondents on Wednesday September, 2018. He said: “The Council today considered a memo from the Federal Ministry of Health on the National Strategic Health Development Plan II, covering the period 2018 – 2022.

“We had the previous Plan I which covered the period 2010 – 2015. The Plan I had 52 targets but regrettably we were only able to achieve less than two from the 52 targets. “So, we spent a long time trying to put in place the Second Plan, so it took us about two years to get this second plan done. “It involves all states of the federation, it includes the Federal Capital Territory and our development partners participated in the presentation and the approval of the Plan… “In total, this new plan has 15 thematic areas, 48 strategic objectives and 282 interventions that will help us to really improve the healthcare delivery that will offer our people.

“What is important is the stakeholder and strong health sector wide participation of states in the presentation. We went through a five-stage process. “The states went to develop their plans. The federal developed ours. We came together, harmonised all the plans and we brought everybody together to validate and adopt the plan and then moved on to Kano for implementation. “The entire projects meant for over five years will cost us over N6.071 trillion and we believe that if this funding is done, if the plans are implemented faithfully, we will achieve a 31 per cent reduction in maternal mortality. “We will achieve 33 percent reduction in horizontal mortality and we will achieve fewer than five percent mortality reduction of 29 per cent,” he stated.

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