The Nigerian government has renewed its commitment on the revitalisation of ten thousand primary healthcare centres.
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 as millions of people still lack access to healthcare in Nigeria.
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.
Globally, the world health organization is committed to getting one billion more people to benefit from quality health care services and financial security by the year 2023.
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.
And the access to a very bottom line of care and financial protection will not only truly improve health and life expectancy but will also protect countries from epidemics.
It will also reduce poverty, reduce the risk of hunger, create jobs, drive economic growth and enhance gender equality.