FG Commits to Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria


Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has reaffirmed the federal government’s commitment towards achieving Universal Healthcare Coverage in Nigeria.

Adewole who was represented by the Director, Hospital Services, Dr. Wapada Balami, made this known yesterday, during a Road Show Sensitisation Campaign to mark World Universal Healthcare Coverage Day at Kuchigoro Community in Abuja.

He noted that the roadshow sensitisation campaign which took place in Kuchigoro was as a result of the federal government’s commitment towards revitalising and making functional one Primary Healthcare (PHC) facility per ward in Nigeria, which would culminate into 10,000 facilities in order to provide quality healthcare services at affordable cost.

The minister pointed out that PHC Kuchigoro could provide the people with easier access to drugs and other health commodities, adding that the facility could offer maternal care services to pregnant women and enable the people access regular medical checkups.

He further solicited the support of the community leader and the people to ensure the sustainability of the PHC.
Responding, the Community Leader of Kuchigoro, Alhaji Ibrahim Wambi, reassured that the community would work with the Federal Ministry of Health towards achieving its Universal Healthcare Coverage Agenda in the Health Sector for better Health delivery.

He appreciated the federal government’s effort in revitalising the primary Healthcare Centre in the community and pledged that the people would safeguard the facility.