The Minister of State for health, Adeleke Mamora has advocated for increased funding of the nation’s health sector, as it was its biggest challenge.
Mamora made the call at the quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum, in Abuja.
The Forum, whose theme is: “Building a stronger health sector in Nigeria through collaboration and strategic partnership”, was convened primarily to discuss how to strengthen the health system at sub-national levels, with an overall objective of achieving Universal Health Coverage UHC.
On the protracted strike by the National Association of Resident Doctor NARD, the minister stated that as a medical practitioner he was not saying that some of the issues raised were not genuine and legitimate, but that the government is saying at this point in time, is a period of pandemic.
According to Edu, the meeting will focus on issues to do with the implementation of health policies, understanding the working of partners, spreading out of partners amongst states, the need for the private sector to step up their game and support more states in Nigeria and the need to change Nigeria’s disturbing indices.