Tinubu Approves Establishment Of National Health Fellows Programme | Read Details 


Tinubu Approves Establishment Of National Health Fellows Programme | Read Details


President Bola Tinubu has approved the establishment of National Health Fellows Programme for young Nigerians which will cut across the 774 LGAs in the country.

According to a statement issued on Monday by the president’s spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, this is in line with Tinubu’s “determination to comprehensively upgrade existing primary healthcare centres and construct over 8,800 new primary healthcare centres across all local government areas in the country for accessible and qualitative healthcare delivery with the provision of new social accountability mechanisms.”

The statement added;


“The well-trained fellows will serve as fiduciary agents to monitor and track Primary Healthcare Centre development and performance, which is to be assiduously measured against all financial inflows to the centres nationwide.


The fellowship programme will be domiciled in the Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) coordination office under the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. The fellows will be recruited, renumerated, and equipped with appropriate tools to track the performance of Basic Health Care Provision Fund-supported health facilities across the nation.


President Tinubu, who is the African Union Champion for Human Resources in Healthcare, places faith in young Nigerians, and expects that their engagement in this critical nation-building task, which also includes a daily monitoring and tracking of health reforms in their locations, will usher in a new era of world-class service provision to all Nigerians in every part of the country.”