World Bank Lauds Ondo Over Health Programmes
THE Ondo State government has been commended by the World Bank Team on Performance Based Financing (PBF) for “running a unique and reform-oriented health system which is globally acknowledged and well accepted”.
The World Bank Team leader on PBF, Dr Oluwole Odutolu said: “Our visit to some primary health care facilities across the state on the Performance Based Financing revealed that Ondo State is a reform-oriented state that deserves World Bank collaboration to deepen its reforms”.
While scoring the state high in primary healthcare delivery system, Odutolu submitted that the establishment of the State Primary Healthcare Development Board by the government has also added value to basic healthcare in the state.
Odutolu led a team from World Bank, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency and the Federal Ministry of Finance on a courtesy visit on the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, in his office yesterday
He added that primary healthcare has been scaled up in the 18 council areas of the state to appreciable level, adding that referral to secondary level was also working as expected.
He called on the state government to develop a health care finance mechanism to sustain the laudable health care programmes of the Mimiko- led administration after the expiration of his tenure.
While responding, Mimiko noted that the support of the World Bank was complementing the drive to give healthcare a total face-lift by his administration.
The governor assured the team of his government’s partnership for more qualitative health care delivery across the state and promised to put in place sustainable mechanism that would sustain the laudable programmes of his administration in healthcare.