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Dangote to prioritise universal health coverage



Dangote to prioritise universal health coverage

President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has vowed to prioritise universal health coverage in the country.


The prolific investor disclosed this just as he was conferred with the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University’s top Corporate Award in Abuja over the weekend. Dangote, through his foundation’s Chief Executive, Ms Zouera Youssoufou, said the foundation would continue to work with governments and civil society organisations for the development of impactful health sector programmes in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.


Speaking at the 2nd ThisDay Dialogue, with the theme: ‘The Journey to Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria,’ she said Dangote Foundation would do all within its reach to ensure that an average Nigerian had access to good healthcare in the country.


Youssoufou said the foundation, over the years, had expended billions of naira in supporting the causes of health through its strides to eradicate wild polio virus in Nigeria.


She said that the foundation had made significant social investments in health, education, economic empowerment and disaster relief, adding that recently, the foundation made a pledge to commit $100million to fight malnutrition in some parts of the country.


“Dangote Foundation in partnership with Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation has been supporting the government in the eradication of polio,” she added.

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