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Strengthening Nigeria’s Health Systems to Protect Everyone and Achieve UHC and Health for All during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Afrihealth Optonet Association plans to organize a zoom ‘Town Hall Meeting’/webinar with Hon. Minister of State for Health Senator Dr. Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora presenting the opening speech. It also intends to hold a press conference/media event and submit a ‘Charter of demands for UHC’ to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Globally, socioeconomic and health challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic have made the quest for achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) more difficult. UHC is key to achieving the development goals (SDGs). It offers financial protections for the vulnerable by providing effective access quality health services to people without them struggling to pay for it. COVID-19 brought stress, disruption of social/protective networks and governance, loss of income, decreased access to health and socioeconomic services, quarantining/stay at home, alcoholism (and even substance abuse), increased SGBV and abuse of women’s rights, resulting to injuries and even death. Nigeria is among the countries striving to get on track for achieving the UHC, and now faces a daunting task due to the impact of COVID-19 which has adversely affected the Health System.
Afrihealth Optonet Association [CSOs Network] hereby invites you to a Zoom meeting.
Topic: Strengthening Nigeria’s Health System to Protect Everyone and Achieve UHC and Health for All during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Opening Speech/Statement by:
Senator Dr. Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora;
Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Abuja, Nigeria
This meeting shall explore approaches to further strengthening Nigeria’s Health Systems in a sustainable manner during and after the COVID-19 pandemic era. Scheduled to last for two hours, the meeting shall be an openly moderated dialogue session with a panel, and give opportunity for participants to freely express themselves on the topic; following the Honourable Minister’s opening speech/statement.
When: Dec 9, 2020 10:00 AM – 12.00 PM West Central Africa
Registration link in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlcuGurT4iHNIY0npBL3qrW_3JAAET6BtP
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje
Global Coordinator & UN Representative,
Afrihealth Optonet Association (CSOs Network) – an NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations ECOSOC-
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