The Osun State Government is set to receive a $20 million World Bank support funds to rehabilitate its health facilities. This was made known in a statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Adeniyi Adesina, who said that on Wednesday that the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, gave the hint in Abuja when he played host to the Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola.
The statement said the funds are part of the bank’s Saving One Million Lives (SOML) program for result initiative. It said SOML program seeks to give incentives based on achievement of results (health outcomes) and helping to drive institutional processes needed to achieve results and to facilitate a change in the way health business is conducted by focusing on results and governance.
It read, “The program is financed through the $500m International Development Association (IDA) credit to the Federal Government over a period of four years, for distribution to states on the basis of performance. States are assessed based on the implementation of a number of maternal and child healthcare indicators, which determine what is earned.”
Mr. Oyetola, in his response, said Osun State would use the money to rehabilitate 332 out of the over 900 Primary Health Centers (PHCs). He said, “This will be on the basis of one PHC per ward, so as to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of the people at the grassroots.”