Bill Gates, Dangote, Others Commend Buni on Primary Health Care
By Chiroma Modu, Abuja
The Co-chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Mr Bill Gates and Alh. Aliko Dangote have commended Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON, for upscaling Primary Health care in the state.
They gave the commendation in a teleconference meeting of the end of year review of primary health care programmes in the State.
Mr Gate said the rating of Yobe as the most improved state in Routine Immunization coverage was highly commendable.
He described Yobe as on track of achieving the universal health care standard through improved Primary Health care programmes, assuring of continuous support to the state.
Similarly, Aliko Dangote, Chairman Dangote foundation, also commended the state for achieving the most improved position in Routine Immunization .
He also commended the state for institutionalizing the system and the maiden technical review to improve the performance.
He said implementation of technical committee report would sustain the successes recorded in the state.
Meanwhile, WHO, UNICEF and other development partners have assured their support to the state.
Governor Buni said government would continue to support primary health care programmes in the state.
“We are also about to float the Yobe State Emergency Medical Ambulance Service, and an executive bill in that regard has already been transmitted to the State House of Assembly and is currently at an advanced stage of legislative action.
“These are part of our strategies for reducing maternal, prenatal, and child morbidity and mortality” Buni said.
He also assured to sustain the achievements recorded and timely release of counterpart funds to improve the health of the citizenry.