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FG Reiterates Commitment to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to health security to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), where individuals and communities will receive health services they need without suffering financial hardship.

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire gave the remark on the government’s position is in a statement issued to newsmen by the Deputy Director, Media and Public Relations Ahmadu Chindaya in Abuja

Chindaya said Ehanire reiterated Federal Government’s position during his presentation at the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) which kicked off in Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday.

He said the nation was increasingly recognising the strong and vibrant role Primary Health Care system
play in achieving the objectives of public health security.

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He added that “in spite of all odds and challenges, the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is committed to
achieving remarkably in the area of public health.”

According to him, the assembly is the first physical meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which invariably
marks new confidence to resume work fully after learning vital lessons.

The meeting, which has “Health For Peace and Peace for Health” as its theme, focuses on major health issues, including the response to continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the global health for peace initiative.

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