By Zayamu Hassan
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that the Federal Government is working towards strengthening health security and delivery in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
He disclosed this during his presentation at the 75th World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.
Osagie, however, revealed that Nigeria endorses “Health for peace and peace for Health,” theme for this year’s Assembly.
According to the Minister: “We are working towards strengthening health security and delivery to achieve the MDGs and UHC.
“We are also increasingly recognising the strong role and a vibrant primary health care system can play in achieving objectives of the public Health security.”
He, however, reiterated that despite all odds and challenges, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government remained committed to achieving remarkably in the area of public health.
The World Health Assembly is the highest health body of experts and professionals charge with the responsibility of policy formulation, decisions and advice on health-related matters for humanity.
Its headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland and members meets annually. The last physical meeting by member countries was held in 2019.