Governor Inuwa Yahaya Champions Universal Health Coverage at 2023 Policy Dialogue

Governor Inuwa Yahaya: Leading the Dialogue

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON, emerged as a prominent figure and panelist at the 2023 Universal Health Coverage Policy Dialogue in Abuja, marking the occasion as a special guest among eminent figures in the health sector.

Collaborative Efforts for Health Advocacy

Key stakeholders including Dr. Mohammed Ali Pate, the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, convened at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel’s Congress Hall to strategize and advocate for increased commitment toward achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day Celebration

The event, organized by the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Nigeria UHC Forum, centered around the theme “Health for All: Time for Action,” fostering discussions aimed at advancing healthcare accessibility and quality.

Gombe’s Healthcare Milestones

Governor Inuwa utilized the platform to spotlight Gombe State’s remarkable strides in healthcare and its steadfast dedication to advancing universal health coverage, emphasizing the state’s commitment to citizen welfare.

Structural Reforms and Key Initiatives

Highlighting the government’s efforts, the Governor outlined various measures introduced to restructure the health sector, including the establishment of crucial entities like the Hospital Management Board, Drug Management Agency, and others.

Grassroots Healthcare and Initiatives

Governor Inuwa stressed the importance of grassroots health coverage, highlighting initiatives like the revitalization of primary healthcare facilities across the state and the development of referral hospitals.

Pro-Poor Healthcare Initiatives

The Governor discussed pro-poor initiatives such as allocating 1% of total revenue to provide healthcare services for the most vulnerable and the implementation of biometric attendance for Gombe State employees, including medical staff.

Stakeholder Collaboration for UHC

Emphasizing the need for collaboration among stakeholders, Governor Inuwa stressed the adage “Health is Wealth,” underscoring the imperative of collective effort to achieve universal health coverage.

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