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  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria s public health system remains strong and when well resourced can achieve greater coverage including meeting established goals in disease prevention and eradication Osinbajo s spokesman Laolu Akande in a statement on Tuesday said the vice president said this when he received a delegation from the Bill amp Melinda Gates Foundation on a courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa Abuja The delegation was headed by its president Dr Christopher Elias and accompanied by Aliko Dangote founder of the Dangote Foundation Clearly we need to do a lot more maybe what needs to happen is to increase the staff in our public health system to increase the numbers so that we can achieve greater coverage and do a lot more I am confident that our public health system is strong enough to handle any situation as long as it has the right resources at the right times We saw that with the response to COVID 19 so it s really just about making sure the system is resourced and working and we ll be able to meet those goals he said Mr Osinbajo thanked both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Dangote Foundation for their support of the country s health system He said that the Federal Government looked forward to further collaboration with partners for the benefit of the Nigerian people In his remarks Elias praised the Federal Government s efforts in the area of human capital development despite the disruptions of the COVID 19 pandemic He urged improved collaboration among stakeholders to address issues related to nutrition and immunization among other public health challenges For his part the Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire who was also present praised the partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation He stressed the need for stakeholders to deepen cooperation to build greater resilience and trust in public health care delivery in Nigeria YAYA
Nigeria’s health system can deal with any situation if… – Osinbajo

Vice President

yle=”font-weight: 400″>Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria’s public health system remains strong and, when well-resourced, can achieve greater coverage, including meeting established goals in disease prevention and eradication.

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Laolu Akande

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Tuesday, said the vice president said this when he received a delegation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on a courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Christopher Elias

The delegation was headed by its president, Dr. Christopher Elias and accompanied by Aliko Dangote, founder of the Dangote Foundation.

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“Clearly we need to do a lot more, maybe what needs to happen is to increase the staff in our public health system, to increase the numbers, so that we can achieve greater coverage and do a lot more.

“I am confident that our public health system is strong enough to handle any situation, as long as it has the right resources at the right times.

“We saw that with the response to COVID-19; so it’s really just about making sure the system is resourced and working, and we’ll be able to meet those goals,” he said.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Mr. Osinbajo thanked both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Dangote Foundation for their support of the country’s health system.

Federal Government

He said that the Federal Government looked forward to further collaboration with partners for the benefit of the Nigerian people.

Federal Government

In his remarks, Elias praised the Federal Government’s efforts in the area of ​​human capital development despite the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He urged improved collaboration among stakeholders to address issues related to nutrition and immunization, among other public health challenges.

Minister of Health

For his part, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who was also present, praised the partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

He stressed the need for stakeholders to deepen cooperation to build greater resilience and trust in public health care delivery in Nigeria.

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