Institute to raise 1bn dollars to support healthcare in Nigeria

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Mr Enitan Sanusi, the Chairman, Institute of Corporate Wellness and Public Health (LCWAPH), said plans were underway to raise one billion dollars to support healthcare in Nigeria.

Sanusi said this while briefing newsmen on the forthcoming London Nutrition and Medication Summit in Abuja.

He explained that the main objective was to harness strategic goals and implement agenda for the health care and social welfare governance in Nigeria.

“Although the date of summit is not yet slated, the focus is on infant, children, and adult infectious and communicable diseases, occupational as well as lifestyle diseases.

“ These are in addition to hygiene, water and sanitation, energy, transportation and environmental sustainability, climate change,’’ said the chairman.

He, however, said the summit would be of benefit to the country in terms of exchange of ideas, dialogue on policy actions and briefing on intervention programmes as well as projects.

“It will facilitate the growth of sustainable healthcare and social welfare investment-led economy, creating vast pool of entrepreneurs, workforce development and infrastructural upgrade.

“Engender the mass creation of clean jobs, income growth, healthy lifestyle and sustainable economy for growing upper middle class.’’

Sanusi said the summit was an opportunity for commercial banks to align with the new administration’s agenda to create dedicated portfolio of profitable mainstream health and social care businesses.

He said for insurance and pension funds firms, the summit would help in creating network of the diversification of investment portfolio and rebalancing of asset allocation.

“NGOs and civil society will have access, network and connect with most influential and diverse audience of stakeholders.

“The outcome of the summit will help in movement of greater share and social care expenditure in total budget of individuals, households, enterprises, institutions and governments.’’

He also said the forthcoming summit would create jobs and general employment opportunities from the emerging social market economy.

Sanusi said the summit was designed as a strategic global public-private sector forum to aggregate manufacturers, marketers and distributors in the food, beverage, drug, devices and vaccine industry.

The chairman also said the summit would attract foreign and local direct investments, management expertise and modern technologies to the total healthcare businesses for accelerated job creation and income growth.

The NGO is instituted to develop professional entrepreneurs in corporate social responsibility relating to public health, occupational safety and sustainable environment for the social market economy.

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