Nigerian neurosurgeons in the diaspora have being encouraged to support efforts made by the government to improve the health and well-being of citizens.
President Muhammadu Buhari made this appeal while emphasizing the need for specialized and quality healthcare services in Nigeria
Buhari said this has made the call for stronger collaboration with relevant stakeholders at home and diaspora towards reversing the country’s poor health indices.
This was made known by the president through the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (CAANS) 2018), held in Abuja.
The president noted that his administration would provide an enabling environment for neurosurgery to thrive in the country; adding that the federal government was pleased with the renewed focus by stakeholders to strengthen the capacities of doctors in the specialized area.
He said: “I appeal to Nigerian Neurosurgeons in the diaspora to join their counterparts in the country and the Government towards the great task of national development.
“Government will provide the enabling environment for the practices and growth of neurosurgery in Nigeria.
“We are in support of the renewed focus of the West Africa College of surgeons and the National Post Graduate of Medical College’s determination to build capacity in these specialized areas.
‘’Nigeria has developed the new National Strategic Health Development Plan II which is a robust five year roadmap for the Nigeria Health Sector. It is geared towards the realization of our goal of increasing access, improving health outcomes and achieving universal health coverage’’.