By Chioma Obinna
LAGOS—TO achieve a Universal Health Coverage, UHC, health professionals and other stakeholders in the health sector have said that Public-Private-Partnership is inevitable in delivering quality health care in Nigeria.
Speaking at a policy dialogue tagged: Disrupting Healthcare – PPPs as a model Adoption for Health System Strengthening in Nigeria, the Country Director, PharmAccess Foundation, Ms. Ndili Njide, who noted that government cannot solve the problems in the health sector alone, said: “The aim is to disrupt the health care system in a positive way.
“PPPs strategy is capable of covering the infrastructure challenges in the health sector. The fund government is appropriating in the budget is clearly not enough. So, the Federal and State governments will clearly have to collaborate with the private sector to fill this gap.”
On his part, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris said: “A lot of things are changing, disease pattern is changing and technology is taking over the health space. We cannot but move along with all these things, we cannot continue to do things the old way.”