The president, Federal republic of Nigeria,Mohammadu Buharia has approved the appointment of heads of 5 health institutions
The heads are; the Centre for Disease Control, National Agency for the Control of Aids, the Nigerian Institute for Medical Research.
And the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and National Health Insurance Scheme.
NIMR – Prof Babatunde Salami; NACA – Dr Sani Aliyu; NHIS – Prof Usman Yusuf; NPHCDA – Prof Echezona Ezeanolue and
CDC – Dr Chikwe Andreas Ihekweazu.
All the five appointments have already taken effect.
The head of the NHIS, Prof. Usman Yusuf, was a professor of Paediatrics at St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, while the head of the NPHCDA, Echezona Ezeanolue was a professor of Paediatrics and Public Health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.
For the head of the NIMR, Prof. Babatunde Salako was the Provost, College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan before his new appointment, while the head of the NACA, Dr Sani Aliyu was a consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Cambridge.
The head of the CDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, was the managing partner at EpiAfric, a public health consultancy firm that focuses on Africa