FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPROVES SIX TRILLION NAIRA FIVE-YEAR NATIONAL HEALTH PLAN

The Federal Executive Council has approved a new five-year National Health Strategic Plan 2, expected to gulp the sum of 6.07 trillion naira.

At the meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, said the health sector plan, involves the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

Professor Adewole said the previous Plan 1 covered 2010 to 2015, while the new Plan 2 would cover 2018 to 2022.

Professor Adewole also noted that the 6.071 trillion naira project, meant for a period of over five years, if funded and implemented faithfully, would achieve a 31 percent reduction in maternal mortality.

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