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Nigeria working to strengthen healthcare system – Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire says Nigeria is working towards strengthening health security and delivery to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage.

Dr Ehanire, who made the remark at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, said Nigeria endorses “Health for peace and peace for Health”, the theme for this year’s Assembly.

The Minister observed that it was the first physical Assembly since the start of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, calling it “a new confidence” in the health sector after learning vital lessons.

According to the Minister, Nigeria is also increasingly recognising the strong and vibrant role the primary Health care system can play in achieving the objectives of public Health security.

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.

Reporting by Emmanuel Kutara; Editing by Omotola Oguneye