Nigeria endorses Health for Peace and Peace for Health

Nigeria endorses Health for Peace and Peace for Health

The Hon Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire on Monday 23rd May 2022 during his presentation at the 75th World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva, Switzerland stated that, Nigeria endorses “Health for peace and peace for Health”, theme for this year’s Assembly.

Dr. Ehanire remarked that, this is the first physical Assembly since the start of the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic which invariable marked the new confidence in us and to resume our work fully after learning vital lessons.

The Minister stated “we are working towards strengthening health security and delivery to achieve the MDGs and Universal Health Coverage UHC”

According to the Minister “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 “

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.

The Hon. Minister concluded his speech reiterating the fact that despite all odds and challenges the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is committed to achieving remarkably in the area of Public Health.

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