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FG budgeted $180m for PHCs this year, says minister

By Adaku Onyenucheya
05 September 2018   |   3:33 am
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the Federal Government has set aside about $180 million for the revitalisation of Primary health Centres (PHCs) in the 2018 budget.

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the Federal Government has set aside about $180 million for the revitalisation of Primary health Centres (PHCs) in the 2018 budget.

Adewole disclosed this while addressing representatives of Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI) and other stakeholders in Dakar, Senegal.In addition to the amount budgeted, the World Bank will support Nigeria with $20 million, while the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will add $2 million, he added.

The minister explained that the budget was a practical demonstration of government’s commitment towards financing its ambitious project for the revitalisation of the nation’s PHC system.

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