Newspapers Rate Health Minister’s Performance (1)

A Nigerian newspaper, The Nation, has published it’s performance ratings of the outgoing ministers. In the scorecard, in which it rated the Health Minister, Professor C.O. Chukwu’s as “good”, the newspaper said:

Against the achievements of his immediate predecessor, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu was able complete some ongoing projects like the acquisition of cancer screening machines for some tertiary institutions. He was also able to facilitate, to a large extent, harmony within the various health sector professionals in accordance with the directive of President Jonathan. He also facilitated the implementation of a new five-year countdown strategy-roadmap to accelerate Nigeria’s progress towards achieving the MDGs. Chukwu  pursued with aggression, reduction in the country’s mortality and morbidity rate through strengthening the midwifery service scheme, price reduction of ACTs against malaria and the distribution of long lasting insecticidal nets among others.  This is in addition to flagging off the campaign to provide family planning commodities and services free to Nigerians among others.

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