Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala reappointed Chairman of Bill Gates health initiative, Gavi | Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog

LI_Leaderboard_4

LI_Leaderboard_1

LI_Leaderboard_2

LI_Leaderboard_3

Monday, 10 July 2017

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala reappointed Chairman of Bill Gates health initiative, Gavi

Immediate past Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been reappointed the Chairman of Gavi, a global health initiative of billionaire, Bill & Melinda Gates, set up with the aim of saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in third worlds and developing countries. She was reappointed for another 3-year term.

Announcing her re-appointment, the organization in a statement posted on its website, said Okonjo-Iweala's leadership qualities has helped further its engagements in developing countries. The statement in part reads

"Since her appointment in 2016, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s leadership has enabled the Alliance to further its engagement with developing countries and for partners to scale-up and finance immunisation programmes, while fostering public-private initiatives to improve access to healthcare for those most in need. Dr Okonjo-Iweala has also been an instrumental advocate for the positive economic benefits of vaccination.

The direction she has provided to the Gavi Board has been critical in the implementation of the Gavi 2016-2020 strategy, which aims to support the vaccination of a further 300 million children against life-threatening diseases, preventing 5 to 6 million deaths".

Reacting to her re-appointment, the former Minister said

“I am greatly honoured by the confidence the Gavi Alliance Board has placed in me and as Chair of the Board I am excited to be given the opportunity to continue to dedicate my work to that greatest purpose of protecting the lives of millions of the poorest children in the world with life-saving vaccines. Universal access to immunisation will play a fundamental role in bringing about healthy, resilient populations and in ensuring that we develop stronger economies as we face the challenges of the next century.”

Congrats to her!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nigeria was clearly killing this woman's vibe, she is still well sought after. If only our 'Naija Mafia' allowed her to do her job, interfering up and down! WE ALWAYS LET THE GOOD ONES GO

Jackie said...

S.T.A.R*** [make dem talk!]

Manuel Kunmi said...

Good for her

Anonymous said...

Please can anyone help me with a half bag of rice or any foodstuff,myself and family are dieing of hunger please.
I can be reach on
Ebonyblack444@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Where are those bastards that like calling out igbo for bad things alone. Una don blind now abi? Get this clear. Igbos are the tribe that has made nigeria proud more than any other tribe despite d bad name of recent. Check this out! When you talk about fame igbos have it all e.g in musci- jidenna, psquare, alhaji tekno, phyno, flavour etc. Now nolly wood no doubt 90 percent of all the best actors and actress are igbos, sports- Kanu, mikel, ihienacho, d uches, chioma ajunwa etc, women recognized by d wold- ngozi, dora, chimamanda etc. Arts - achebe, science and tech- innosons(first nigerian to have an assemble car plant), even in medicals abroad majority of Nigerians repping are igbos. The tribe with the highest numbers of graduate and intellects still igbos, China of Africa is aba (still igbo) So b4 u condemn d tribe igbo that has push nigeria this far, always remember igbo is d greatest of all, no wonder d wise men in the bible came from d east. I rep Igbo till death even till my next world. God bless igbo God bless Nigeria

Godwin Essang said...

The richest man in the world acknowledges her wisdom but one uneducated Fulani president doesn't.

Oge Nsimah said...

Congrats to her.

Anonymous said...

Proudly Igbotic.

Anonymous said...

This woman is a great woman.. I would like to use this medium to explose all the evil things happening in this country.. For example check out this video online, somewhere in the North where some guys were raping a girl and everyone was watching click here to watch the video lets make this viral till the government intervene.

Anonymous said...

Girl power..Congrats to one of Nigeria's most intelligient women and Africa's true Queen....Tomorrow low lifes will say Oby Ezekwesili needs a Nigeria Gov appointment lol....Una sabi read resume ? Ndi ala...#OkonjoWorldWide #Adaejiejemba

*Linda's Future Hubby*

Tamunoimama Dappah said...

Dieing of hunger yet you use your money subscribing data.
Good luck

Kiki Africana said...

Chukwu agozie anyi o!

Anonymous said...

Get ur facts right. She is a delta woman married to an igbo man. Ethnic Dullatur like you

ahabike daniel said...

Blessed

Anonymous said...

Chai to think this is the woman that was able to wisely manage the finances of this our great country such that dollar was at $N165 before this useless APC govt with it's propaganda and 'try your luck' policies raised it to N500 in less than 2years makes me want to just weep.

Anonymous said...

👍

ebele onwumah said...

Spot on.

Peter James said...

These were the leaders under GEJ. Not this boko haram govt.

Anonymous said...

Lolx bros ur post get 100 likes but u forget something bro. The best blogger in Africa na igbo woman ohhhhhh lolx our very own Aunty linda nwa imo. Igbos are so bless am proud to be an igbo babe. The tribe with the most handsome and beautiful dudes. Make haters go hug transformer.. igbo amaka (igbo is beautiful).......

Anonymous said...

To that fool, who will forever remain a fool: a Fulani from Mali, the Gambia or Nigeria remains a Fulani. The Ewes are in Ghana & Togo; Yoruba are found I Nigeria and also in Benin republic. But I guess this too much for some ninnies to grasp. Hey, it's okay to be "Deltan", though......can as well be Martian.

Anonymous said...

You are jobless , no body will open that link

Vivian Reginalds said...

IGBOS REPP'N US PROUDLY!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Recent Posts