According to an exclusive report by TheCable News, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new chief executives for five health agencies, with two coming from the United States of America and another from the United Kingdom.
The new appointees from the presidency are;
1. Echezona Ezeanolue – a professor of paediatrics and public health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who will head the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)
2. Usman Yusuf – a professor of paediatrics at St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, who becomes the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
3. Aliyu Hussein – a consultant in microbiology and infectious diseases at Cambridge University, UK, will head the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA).
4. Chikwe Ihekweazu – a public health consultant doctor and the managing partner at EpiAfric, a public health consultancy firm that focuses on Africa, will head the Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
5. Babatunde Lawal Salako – a professor and current provost of the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, will be chief executive of the Nigerian Institute for Medical Research (NIMR).