Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Addendum III on behalf of the state government, with Dangote, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and the federal government, as part of efforts towards strengthening the health care delivery system in the state.
The signing took place at Africa House, Government House, Kano, Wednesday, with many healthcare professionals in attendance. While others like NPHCDA Boss, representative of WHO, among others joined virtually.
Among the signatories to the MoU is the federal government through the Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr Faisal Shu’aib.
While the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero and representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) signed as witnesses at the occasion.
Appreciating state commitment in improving health care system by the state government the MoU would play key and critical role in making Kano greater towards achieving improved healthcare delivery system in the state.
The debut of the MoU Addendum III came into being as the state performed well in the Addendum II of the entire process, particularly in the areas of fund sustainability for Routine Immunization (RI) programmes alongside increment of RI budget ceiling by 22 percent in the last six consecutive years, among others.
Provision of qualitative technical assistance and stronger capacity building in the local communities are part of the major areas the MoU would look into critically. So that the process would remain result-oriented with effective implementation and transparent exercise.
While commending governor Ganduje’s political will in driving the process, development partners also applauded the traditional institutions for their continued and tireless efforts in making the entire process a success story.
In all their remarks, the signatories to the MoU appreciated and congratulated the governor for driving the process which eventually brought an Award of Excellence for the state as the Most Improved State on COVID-19 vaccination during the 2022 African Vaccination Week and Award Ceremony, which took place few days back in Abuja.
They all believed that governor Ganduje gives full support with the needed political will to make Kano greater on high pedestal in all areas of human endeavors, particularly healthcare delivery system.
In his brief remarks the governor assured his continued commitment and support for improving tertiary, secondary and primary health care delivery systems in the state.
Adding that, “We are also committed to see to the successful implementation of this MoU from all its ramifications.”