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JAMB sponsors team to US on Nigerian health sector’s improvement

JAMB sponsors team to US on Nigerian health sector’s improvement


…To sign MoU with Project C.U.R.E.

Photo:(4th from left) Dr Douglas Jackson, President/CEO, Project C.U,R.E.; Arc Echono (5th from left); Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe, Chairman of JAMB (3rd from left); Amb Hassan ( 7th from right); Prof Musa-Olumo (3rd from right), Dr Onwudiwe (4th from right); Mr Samuel Ojo (2nd from left)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has sponsored a seven-member delegation to Denver, Colorado in the US to establish partnership with Project C.U.R.E. towards eliminating medical tourism through the improvement of the Nigerian health care sector.

Project C.U.R.E. is one of the world’s foremost health charitable organizations and largest distributor of life-saving medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics.

Disclosing the news about the visit of the seven-member delegation, JAMBulletin in it’s latest edition said the interest of the Board in the partnership with Project C.U.R.E. was fired by it’s ” discovery of the possibility of providing state-of-the-art health care facilities to curb medical tourism and improve the nation’s health care delivery at no cost to it or government..”

The delegation was led by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education (FME), Arc Sonny Echono. Other members of the team were the Chairman of JAMB Governing Council, Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe who is a medical doctor; Director of the Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, Prof Adewale Musa-Olumo; Director, Teaching Hospitals, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Ngozi Onwudiwe who represented her Permanent Secretary and Director, Tertiary Education, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Joel Samuel Ojo.

Also on the trip were Head, Public Affairs of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin; the former Director, Corporate Services, Mrs Kulu Yabilsu and the Nigerian Ambassador to the US, Ambassador Hassan Mohammed Hassan.

JAMBulletin disclosed that a Memorandum of Understanding was created at the end of the three-day “brainstorming partnership”, adding that the document would be signed “as soon as all the grey areas are vetted between JAMB and Project C.U.R.E. in line with the Federal Government regulations.”

It added that the partnership would enhance and strength Nigeria’s health care system by increasing the capacity of recipients health care facilities, improving the quality of medical services and equiping medical providers with the requisite knowledge and skills to address the most common causes of maternal and neonatal mortality.

The role of JAMB as spelt out in the MoU would be to identify health care facilities to be assessed, provide the fund to Project C.U.R.E. to cover invoice, coordinate and determine the allocation and sequence strategies for container shipments.

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