Minster of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has urged participants at the two-day health humanitarian review briefing to evolve a robust health response as part of the comprehensive presidential initiative in the North-East.
Adewole said this at a meeting yesterday in Abuja on health humanitarian response within conflict affected communities in the North-East.
The minister assured of his commitment to address issues related to health in the affected communities, stressing that the ministry would bring healthcare closer to the people by strengthening the primary health care system.
He promised to work with the government in ensuring that primary healthcare system renders quality service to the people.
‘’We will no longer access healthcare in the country on the basis of money allocated, but also on how well the money has been expended and its impact on citizens.
‘’Every life counts and every death must be accounted for; all processes must be documented for planning purposes and as lessons for future generations.’’
Earlier, Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Amina Shamaki, who was represented by the Director, Public Health, Dr. Bridget Okoeguale, noted that the gathering showcased the significance allotted to a coordinated health response that was envisaged by stakeholders and development partners.


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