Buhari Makes Five Appointments In The Health Sector

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new chief executives for five health agencies, namely the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA; Centre for Disease Control, CDC; National Agency for the Control of Aids, NACA; National Institute for Medical Research, NIMR and National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

US-based Echezona Ezeanolue, a professor of paediatrics and public health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is the new boss at the NPHCDA, while Usman Yusuf, another US-based award-winning professor of paediatrics, becomes the executive secretary of the NHIS.

Also Chikwe Ihekweazu, a public health consultant, was appointed the new head of the CDC; Aliyu Hussein, a UK-based consultant in microbiology and infectious diseases is the new Director-General of NACA, while Babatunde Lawal Salako, the current provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, is the new CEO of the NIMR.

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