NGF Collaborates with Partners for Induction Program of New Health Commissioners Authored by Patience Ivie Ihejirika | 3 weeks ago | Health | Reading Time: 1 min read

The Nigeria Health Commissioners’ Forum (NHCF), in collaboration with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) secretariat and various health partners, is gearing up to conduct an induction program for recently appointed Health Commissioners across the 36 states in the country.

Themed “Navigating Health Leadership: From Promise to Impact,” the program aims to enhance the capabilities of these commissioners in strategic, cross-sectoral, and socio-political management of healthcare systems, aiming for improved health outcomes at the subnational levels.

As per a statement from the NGF, represented by Abdulrazaq Barkindo, the head of media and public affairs, the event will encompass presentations and panel discussions focusing on the significance of developing a unified vision for the health sector. It seeks to establish necessary frameworks for coordination and collaboration within the health domain.

Additionally, the program intends to delve into the significance of performance management, accountability, and fostering a collective approach to effective governance and societal impact.

Key stakeholders in the health sector are expected to attend and contribute their expertise to steer the discussions. These include Prof. Ali Pate, Coordinating Minister for Health and Social Welfare; Dr. Betta Edu, Honourable Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation; Dr. Salma Anas, Special Adviser to the President on Health; alongside Chief Executives of national health agencies such as NPHCDA, NHIA, NAFDAC, NPSCMP, NACA, and NCDC, as well as Development Partners like UNICEF, BMGF, among others.

This induction program aims to integrate newly appointed health commissioners while fostering an exchange of experiences to bolster healthcare service delivery at the subnational level for the Nigerian populace.