WHO Launches Fourth Country Cooperation Strategy To Enhance Healthcare Services In Nigeria | Independent Newspaper Nigeria

2024-04-10 18:10:07

Independent Newspapers Nigeria

ABUJA - The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the launch of its fourth Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) in Nigeria, aimed at improving healthcare services for citizens across the nation.

Dr. Walter Mulombo, WHO Nigeria Country Representative, revealed this development during a Policy Dialogue and Town Hall meeting held in Abuja to commemorate World Health Day.

The strategic priorities of the fourth CCS include advancing Primary Healthcare (PHC) approach and essential health systems capacities for equity and gender equality, improving equity and quality in health system coverage and financial protection, addressing root causes of ill health, building institutional capacities for research and local production of health products, and preparing for emerging health risks and emergencies.

Dr. Mulombo emphasized that the CCS was developed collaboratively under the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Health and in collaboration with all partners, including Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

The strategy aims to support the implementation of the Nigeria Health Renewal Investment Program.

He highlighted WHO's commitment to working with the government and NGOs to promote, provide, and protect the health of all Nigerians, thereby contributing to greater economic development.

The CCS serves as a medium-term strategic framework for WHO's technical cooperation with Nigeria, covering the period from 2023 to 2027.

This initiative underscores WHO's dedication to supporting Nigeria in achieving Universal Health Coverage and addressing emerging health challenges effectively.

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