Video: 'We are ready for business,' says Nigeria's minister of health

Professor Isaac Adewole, minister of health for Nigeria. Via YouTube.

NEW YORK — On the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in September, Nigeria's minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole, shared with Devex how the government wants to tell the business community — including both private and institutional investors — that Nigeria is the place to come.

“We’re trying to showcase what is possible in Nigeria. We’re not concentrating on basic health care services alone, we’re also looking at tertiary care,” said Adewole. “We have an administration that cares for its citizens, and which is concerned about the burden carried by women and children with respect to their health.”

This, he said, has led the government to ramp up its support for projects that can help reduce maternal and neonatal mortality, as well as child malnutrition.

Devex, with financial support from our partner MSD for Mothers, is exploring how the private sector is driving innovations in global health. Visit the Focus on: Future of Health Partnerships page for more.

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