FG Vows To Improve Primary Health Care Delivery In Nigeria

Halima Gayam  
Updated March 22, 2019

 

The Federal Government has vowed to improve primary healthcare delivery for Nigerians, in a bid to make it easily accessible across the country.

Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) made the pledge on Thursday during the first quarter review meeting of the agency held in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.

“We have resolved to do everything possible to ensure that Nigerians access primary healthcare in a way that confers on them compassion, integrity, and dignity from all primary health workers,” he said.

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In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr.  Hillary Agbo told journalists that the summit was necessary to improve on primary health care in an accountable and transparent manner.

According to him, the meeting follows the Basic Health Provision Fund approved by the Federal government last year.

Similarly, the host and Executive secretary of Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Mohammed Adis, said participants were ready to achieve the nation’s dream of universal health coverage.

“The dream of Nigeria is to have universal health coverage, and you cannot talk about universal health coverage without primary health care because the pathway to universal health coverage is primary health care.

“We are ready to ensure that Nigeria achieves that goal, that dream of universal health coverage,” he stated.