By Hassan Hussain (Abuja)
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has reiterated its commitment towards ensuring Nigerians have access to quality healthcare services.
The Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of the NPHCDA, Dr. Muyi Aina made this known in Abuja during a media briefing where he rolled out the plan of the agency in the next four years.
Dr Aina noted that the agency under his watch was working assiduously to provide better access to higher quality services, increase community demand and improve health systems resilience through the expansion of the number of facilitates across the country.
“Over the next four years, we are going to really be working to make them fully functional by making them have what they need to provide quality services. We will ensure that they have the workforce, the commodities and technical assistance to make good use of the resources that they getting through the decentralized facility financing and that they have all the equipment and infrastructure including accommodation for the front-line health workers that are working in the health centres.”
Dr. Aina who identified overall directions in the next couple of to deliver on its mandate pointed out that the present administration under President Bola Tinubu had shown unflinching commitment to the health sector particularly primary health care due to its closeness to the people at the grassroots.
The NPHCDA boss also revealed that the federal government is set to commence the second phase of vaccination against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) by May 2024, in 21 States.