Over 4,000 Primary Health Centers (PHCs) have been rehabilitated across the country the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib has said. The 4,000 PHCs are spread across the country and were rehabilitated by the Federal Government, State Governments and Development Partners.
Faisal Shuaib made this statement on Wednesday in Abuja during the agency’s End of Year productivity award and send forth ceremony. The event, which is the second edition, aimed at celebrating staff of the agency and their efforts towards achieving its goals during the year.
In January 2017, the president, Muhammadu Buhari, flagged-off a scheme to rehabilitate about 10,000 PHCs across Nigeria. Under the first phase, the federal government, which is collaborating with the other tiers of government and development partners in the scheme, said it will work on a PHC in each of the country’s 109 senatorial districts in Nigeria. This means, three in each state and one in the Federal Capital Territory.
The NPHCDA boss also reiterated government’s plan to commence a roll out of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund, a signature mandate for health funding in the National Health Act 2014.