The World Health Organisation, WHO says it is supporting Nigeria’s legislative network in achieving Universal Health Coverage UHC, through the collaboration of the European Union.
WHO Officer in Charge, Clement Peter made this known in a goodwill message at the 3rd Annual Summit of the Legislative Network for UHC in Abuja with the theme: “Efficiency in the Health Sector and the Role of Legislators’’. The Universal Health Coverage is the ability of citizens to access quality healthcare services without going through financial hardships.
Peter said WHO would continue to leverage on its unique network to share lessons learnt from the country through the regional office to other countries of Africa.
Chairman, Ghana Parliamentary Committee on Health, Kwabena Twum-Nuamah said many constituents in African countries were unable to access healthcare, because they do not have the means to pay out of their pocket.
Also, World Bank representative, Olumide Okunola said it was the responsibility of legislators in the country to ensure that Nigerians received quality healthcare services, regardless of who was paying for them.