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Aig-Imoukhuede: Africa’s healthcare spend per person inadequate for complex challenges.

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, founder/chairman of the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG)

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, the Chairman of the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, has noted that the per capita spending by African governments on healthcare is not enough to address the intricate healthcare challenges facing the continent. He made this observation while speaking at the Africa-UK Health Summit, held recently in London.

The Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, a public sector-focused philanthropic organisation founded to improve the lives of Africans through transformed public service delivery and increased access to quality primary healthcare, was a key sponsor at the Africa-UK Health Summit, which held recently in London.

The Africa-UK health summit is a prestigious annual event that brings together key stakeholders to facilitate dialogue and partnerships aimed at addressing Africa’s pressing health challenges.

The Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to advancing healthcare in Africa by sponsoring the Africa-UK Health Summit, which took place recently in London. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, the Foundation’s Chairman, highlighted at the summit that the per capita spend of African governments on healthcare was insufficient to tackle the complex healthcare challenges facing the continent, and called for more innovative solutions to address the funding gap, with the private sector playing a major role.

One such innovative solution is the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria’s (PSHAN) Adopt a Healthcare Facility Programme (ADHFP), which aims to establish a world-class primary healthcare centre in each of Nigeria’s 774 Local Government Areas, increasing access to affordable quality primary healthcare across the country. During the summit, the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation received an award from PSHAN for its commitment of N2.3 billion, which will ensure that 23 primary healthcare centres have the right equipment, medical staff, and drugs to provide comprehensive healthcare services in communities for five years. Tinuola Akinbolagbe, the Managing Director of PSHAN, stated that around 90% of healthcare challenges faced by Nigerians could be addressed at the primary healthcare level, and called on other private sector entities and individuals to support the ADHFP.

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