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Pate’s Focus On Enhancing The Health Sector

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The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof Ali Pate, has outlined his key priorities for the country’s health sector. Prof Pate’s agenda centers on several critical areas aimed at transforming the health sector and aligning it with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
In a series of messages shared on his Twitter handle @muhammadpate, Prof Pate highlighted the following key focus areas:
  1. Strengthening health sector governance and institutions.
  2. Implementing efficient, resilient, equitable, affordable, and high-quality health systems to enhance health outcomes.
  3. Promoting medical industrialization and unlocking the healthcare value chains to create jobs and spur economic development.
  4. Embedding health security as an integral component of economic and national security.
Prof Pate emphasized that his commitment to these goals is underpinned by a mandate to transform Nigeria’s healthcare system in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
He further outlined specific strategies, including smart regulations, digitization, enhancing citizen engagement, and ensuring inclusivity to achieve these objectives. He stressed the importance of a well-trained and motivated healthcare workforce and sustainable domestic financing to support the health sector’s goals.
While acknowledging the enormity of the task at hand and the long journey ahead, Prof Pate expressed confidence that with the commitment of all levels of government, sectors, and partners, Nigeria can achieve its vision of becoming a healthy, prosperous, and thriving nation. He affirmed his dedication to transparency and impeccable accountability throughout this transformative process.
It’s worth noting that Prof Pate stepped down from his role as the Chief Executive Officer of Gavi before assuming his current position as the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare. This decision was influenced by a request to contribute to his home country, Nigeria, aligning with his commitment to advancing healthcare and social welfare in the nation.

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