Experts Urge Govt to Address Critical Health Issues

On 14/Nov/2019 / In Articles

Health care leaders from across Africa have stressed the need for government at all levels to promptly address critical issues such as government regulations, financing, leadership and management strategies in Africa’s health sectors. The experts made the submission at the Leaders in Health care Conference during in Lagos.
 
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, noted that health in Nigeria was ranked in the 11 position, in terms of capital expenditure, and it remained a key focus area for the national budget. He said, “Achieving universal health coverage is an important deliverable at all levels of government; from the federal to the state, and requires human resources within the profession too, from doctors to midwives.
 
“We need everyone to participate in pushing the sector forward. The government has shown its commitment through the NHIS to the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund and also the recent partnerships with the private sector to drive growth within the sector and meet current primary health care challenges in Nigeria.
 
The Deputy Minister of Health of Ghana, Dr Alex Abban, stressed the need for the private sector to collaborate with the government to provide quality health care for the people.
 
“The health care challenges in Nigeria are no different from the ones that exist in Ghana. Proper collaborations with the private sector from concept to realisation in decision-making within the health-care sector are extremely important,” Abban said.

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