The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode hosted officials of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation yesterday, Friday 19th June, 2015. During the visit, Carlos Cuellar who led the delegation said that Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation desires to partner with Lagos State Government in a bid to improve primary health care in the state.
Carlos Cuellar who serves as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation‘s Deputy Director of Integrated Delivery Global Development said;
We concluded, based on information that is available to us, that under performance of the primary health care system is not as a result of lack of efforts but rather an indication that there are root causes needed to be addressed.
Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode welcomed Carlos Cuellar and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and said that the state needs and welcomes private partnerships in its efforts.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was founded by Bill Gates of Microsoft Incorporated and his wife, Melinda in 2000. It is the largest private foundation in the world. A partnership with the foundation will certainly boost Akinwunmi Ambode‘s plans for primary healthcare in Lagos State.