World Bank commends Ondo Govt on improved health-care

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The World Bank Team on Performance Based Financing (PBF) has commended the Ondo State government for running a unique and reform-oriented health system which is globally acknowledged and well accepted.

According to Dr Oluwole Odutolu who led a team from World Bank, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency and the Federal Ministry of Finance on a courtesy visit to the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, “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”.

Dr Odutolu observed that primary healthcare in the 18 council areas of the state has been scaled up to an appreciable level, adding that referral to secondary level was also working as expected. He submitted that the establishment of the State Primary Healthcare Development Board by the government has added value to basic healthcare in the state and scored the primary healthcare delivery system highly.

Odutolu further 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.

In his response Governor Mimiko noted that the support of the World Bank was complementing his administration’s goal to give healthcare a total face-lift. He 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.

Source: The Guardian

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