The Vice President received a delegation from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), an international public-private partnership committed to increasing access to immunization.
In his remarks at the meeting with the GAVI team, Prof. Osinbajo said, President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to finding lasting solutions to the challenges of healthcare delivery and funding in Nigeria, including exploring alternative sources.
He said government was considering several options including working on some of the recommendations by the alliance, to improve Nigeria’s healthcare system.
According to him, “the funding of our healthcare system especially for a country of Nigeria’s size cannot depend on the budgetary allocation alone. There is clearly a need to look at alternative sources of funding, and clearly international donor funding cannot bridge that gap when you look at what is required for Nigeria.”
The GAVI delegation comprised representatives from the World Bank, DFID, and other organizations.
The delegation was accompanied to the Presidential Villa by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib.
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