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NEWS UPDATE: Embrace global agenda of UHC – Buhari tells ECOWAS countries

NEWS UPDATE: Embrace global agenda of UHC – Buhari tells ECOWAS countries

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged fellow member countries of the Economical Community of Due west African States (ECOWAS) to cover the global agenda on Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

The president described UHC as a critical element that required recommitment for increased people-centered investment in sustainable wellness evolution.

Buhari, who was represented by the Government minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made the phone on Fri in Abuja during the 22 Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Health Ministers of ECOWAS.

The Ordinary Session of Due west African Health Organisation, (WAHO), is an annual coming together by the 15 fellow member states.

The coming together is to enable them to brainstorm on health-related issues in the part and how the part can surmount hereafter pandemics.

The president famous that embracing UHC by fellow member states would strengthen the manpower base of operations in the wellness sector, infrastructure and laboratory capacities within and across ECOWAS borders.

“And to diagnose and address the critical wellness issues of maternal, nestling and adolescent wellness in the part.”

He stressed that the twelvemonth 2020 exposed the fragility of global wellness systems, as it did nationally and regionally, with consequences that were still with the part in the shape of ground borders, which remained fully or partially closed.

“In this regard, I want to also acknowledge the strategic role of the Regional Midpoint for Surveillance and Diseases Command (RCSDC), an agency of WAHO, established by the 47th ECOWAS Authorisation of Heads of province in 2015.

“And the urgent demand for it to be endowed with requisite human and financial resources to facilitate efficient operations and execution of its mandate as ECOWAS public wellness institution,” he explained.

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