As part of efforts to reduce the health care challenges in the nation, the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to address inadequate facilities in 10,000 primary health care centres across the country.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed the plan in Abuja, according to Channels TV reports, stating that the Federal Government was committed to improving the health care needs of Nigerians in order to sustain the progress so far recorded in the health sector.
Dr Ehanire , who was speaking during a gathering of health experts, as the World Bank convened a round table on the health care sector in Nigeria, expressed his optimism that Nigeria is moving in the right direction, having succeeded in reducing the number of child and maternal deaths.
The occasion, which commenced with the inauguration of a policy makers summit, also witnessed the attendance of the acting Country Director of the World Bank, who advised the Federal Government to go beyond rhetoric by addressing the poverty level in Nigeria.
The policy makers summit put together by the World Bank is expected to, among other things, evaluate maternal and child health impact on Nigerians including a general overview of the nation’s health sector.