Kwara State has been rated the best state in basic healthcare delivery in the north central region.
At an event held in Abuja, the state won the Nigeria Governors Forum’s primary healthcare leadership challenge award for the improvement recorded in the sector in the last four years.
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) Primary Healthcare leadership challenge was consummated in 2019 as part of the ‘Seattle Declaration’, which assesses overall performance of primary healthcare delivery using indicators like ‘government’s support and commitment, quality of service delivery, improvement in the health indices and outcomes, community participation and ownership, among others’.
The state commissioner for health, Dr Raji Razaq and the executive secretary of the Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Nusirat Elelu received the award on behalf of the state.
The state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq also attended the award ceremony alongside many other serving and former governors from different parts of the country.