NPHCDA boss wins NHEA Award for progress in polio eradication
Nigerian Healthcare Excellence award, NHEA, which is a leading international Non – Governmental Organization (NGO) in the health sector has singled out the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) as the winner of the 2015 Healthcare Excellence Award in Nigeria.
The NGO conveyed the news of the award to the NPHCDA in a letter to the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, Dr. Ado Muhammad.
According to a press statement from the NPHCDA signed by the Director of Public Relations Unit, Mr. Saadu Salahu, the NHEA explained that the Agency won the award in recognition of the agency’s remarkable services in the healthcare industry and the role it played in ensuring that Primary Health Care attained global standard.
The coordinator disclosed that the official investiture of the award would take place by June in Lagos this year.
In a letter signed by project coordinator, NHEA, Dr. Alabi Olusola, he described as outstanding, the agency’s fight against polio in Nigeria.
Olusola explained that Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award is an initiative of Global Health project and resources in collaboration with the famous Anadach Group based in the United States of America.
Over 500 leading corporate organizations stakeholders in the health sector are scheduled to participate in the event.
It will be recalled that Nigeria was also singled out for commendation on the Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) by the Director – General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan, at the just concluded World Health Assembly in Geneva.
Similarly, the co – chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates commended Nigeria for her success story on polio eradication in his 2014 Annual letter to the World.