Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government is on course towards realizing the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and universal health coverage.
Speaking in Lagos during the formal launch of Modular Healthcare Facility by Alpha Mead Group, Osinbajo said through appropriate partnership with the private sector, Nigeria would achieve the set goals.
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Osibanjo was represented at the event by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDG, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.
He said the United Nation (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end poverty and hunger, combat inequalities within and among countries, build peaceful, just and inclusive societies, among others.
He said, “It will interest you to know that Nigeria is committed to the attainment of universal health coverage and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development as demonstrated by the President’s launching of the basic health care provision fund which was done on the 8th of January 2019 to accelerate the attainment of universal health coverage in Nigeria.”
He reiterated that the country was making “unwavering effort” through the relevant ministries, departments and agencies of Government to improve both geographical and financial access to quality healthcare services.
According to him, this is being achieved through aggressive health care infrastructure, development and expansion horizontally and vertically of the social health care insurance coverage with special focus on the rural poor women and children to better the health outcomes.
He stated that the Alphamead healthcare and management services limited mobile healthcare facility has the potential to support the government’s effort towards transforming medical diagnostics and reducing barriers to healthcare access in Nigeria.
The Chairman of Alpha Mead Group, Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu, said the modular health facility which he described as a customised, mobility-enhanced, prefabricated portacabin equipped with state-of-the-art clinical and diagnostic equipment, remains a veritable solution to healthcare challenges facing Nigeria.
“We are truly hopeful that the government and private sector can explore the different possibilities of acquiring this facility,” he said.