World Health Assembly: Ehanire reiterates FG’s commitment to health security

Chindaya said the minister reiterated Federal Government’s position during his presentation at the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) which kicked off in Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday.

 

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to health security to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), where individuals and communities will receive health services they need without suffering financial hardship.

The minister’s remark on the government’s position is in a statement issued by Mr Ahmadu Chindaya, the Deputy Director, Media and Public Relations in Abuja on Tuesday.

Chindaya said the minister reiterated Federal Government’s position during his presentation at the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) which kicked off in Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday.

Ehanire said that the nation was increasingly recognising the strong and vibrant role Primary Health Care system play in achieving the objectives of public health security.

He added that “in spite of all odds and challenges, the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is committed to achieving remarkably in the area of public health.”

According to him, the assembly is the first physical meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which invariably marks new confidence to resume work fully after learning vital lessons.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the World Health Assembly is the highest health body of experts and professionals charged with the responsibility of policy formulation, decisions and advice on health related matters for humanity.

The meeting, which has “Health For Peace and Peace for Health” as its theme, focuses on major health issues, including the response to continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the global health for peace initiative.

This year’s WHA, the first of its kind held in Geneva, is being attended by delegates in person since the outbreak of the pandemic more than two years ago.

 

(NAN)

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