The Federal Government has commenced the operations of the Memorandum of Understanding, MOU signed with Southwest traditional leaders on primary healthcare development.
The operational framework commenced at the Maiden quarterly review meeting held in Abuja led by the Oni of Ife.
Last year, the minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire inaugurated the Southwest traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Health care in Ile-Ife.
The aim of the inauguration was to ensure an effective primary health care delivery and wellbeing of the southwest people.
The minister of health Dr Osagie Ehanire called on the Committee to intensify community mobilization efforts especially In achieving the regional and national targets in Routine immunization, COVID-19 vaccination, polio eradication, and maternal and child health.
The minister explained that the performance of most Southwest States in COVID-19 vaccination was low.
The executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib explained that both parties would fine tune the operational framework of the partnership for better productivity.
He urged the committee to adopt an operational guide for members to support PHC programs and interventions.
The oni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi said the traditional rulers from the southwest were willing to partner the government to improve the lives of their people.
Oba Ogunwusi explained that to get healthcare service delivery to the grassroots, the work should not be left to the government alone.
The Southwest traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Healthcare consist of 20 Royal Fathers with each State represented by at least four Royal fathers.