Ifedayo Adetifa Replaces Ihekweazu As NCDC Director-General

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A file picture of former NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari additionally accepted the appointment of Dr Ifedayo Adetifa as the brand new Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a press release on Monday.

Dr Adetifa replaces former NCDC chief, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who lately received a brand new job because the Assistant Director-General of Health Emergency Intelligence on the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Meanwhile, President Buhari has accepted the organising of a Health Sector Reform Committee to start the event and implementation of a well being sector reform programme for Nigeria, in collaboration with the state governments and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration.

“The committee will undertake a review of all healthcare reforms adopted in the past two decades and lessons learnt and factor them into the development of the new health sector reform programme,” the assertion stated.

“The committee which is set up for a period of six months under the chairmanship of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has members drawn from private and public sector health care management professionals, development partners, representatives from the National Assembly, as well as the Nigeria Governors Forum among others.”

Its members embody Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa; Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Director-General of BPE, Alex Okoh; a Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology on the University College, London and Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health, Ibrahim Abubakar; and Director-General of Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council, Babatunde Irukera, amongst a number of others.

President Buhari additionally named the brand new NCDC boss as a member of the committee.

According to Shehu, the organising of the committee is sequel to a well being sector diagnostic overview report developed by a advisor, Vesta Healthcare Partners and the Federal Ministry of Health.

Vesta Healthcare Partners and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are to function assets individuals and have observer roles within the committee.

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Ifedayo Adetifa Replaces Ihekweazu As NCDC Director-General

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