To accelerate improvement in health outcomes and reduce the unacceptably high rates of maternal and child deaths amidst the decline of infrastructures in Primary Health Centres, PHCs, nationwide, the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, PSHAN, is designing one world-class PHC facility in each of the 774 Local Government Areas, to address critical challenges in the health sector.
PSHAN seeks to improve healthcare for all Nigerians by providing quality, affordable healthcare using Adopt A Private Health Facility Project, ADHFP, launching in Lagos on November 10, 2022.
The Chief Executive Officer of PSHAN, Dr Tinuola Akinbolagbe, disclosed at a media forum that the alliance seeks to address challenges of access and utilisation, poor governance, an inefficient supply chain, and the absence of skilled workforce that are some of the issues contributing to the current state of healthcare in the country.
She said the ADHFP was conceptualised by Mr Aigboje Aig- Imoukhuede and PSHAN with the primary goal of establishing at least one global standard primary healthcare centre in each of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Akinbolagbe who noted that many years after the leadership of Professor Olikoye Ransome Kuti, it became obvious there was a need to strengthen the PHCs in Nigeria, even as he added that ADHFP will restore public trust in the efficiency and effectiveness of the Nigerian healthcare sector.
She regretted that the current state of PHCs in Nigeria was appalling with only 20 per cent of the 30,000 PHC facilities operational nationwide.