The Nigerian government has renewed its commitment to the revitalisation of ten thousand primary healthcare centres, Naija News understands.
This new direction comes as the world commemorates the world health day.
Naija News understands that a growing number of Nigerians still lack access to qualitative healthcare and in the world at large.
Meanwhile, The World Health Organization believes that bringing out issues that affect global health will lead to an improvement and boost in economies around the world. But millions of people around the world still do not have access to basic health care.
Millions more are forced to choose between health care and other daily expenses such as food, clothing and evening buying a home. Although progress is being made in countries in some regions of the world, the world health organization’s number one goal is universal health coverage.
Everyone has a role to play for #HealthForAll!
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) April 7, 2019
For instance, recently President Muhammadu Buhari declared his worry over the increasing rate of medical tourism by Nigerians which contributes to the country’s loss of 400 billion naira on an annual basis.
The president said that his administration is targeting 10,000 functional primary health care facilities
For the Nigerian government, it is all about support and collaboration to get to the universal health coverage target.
The WHO believes that countries which invest in universal health care will make a sound investment in their human capital.