Written by Williams ABAH

U.S. reiterates commitment to health, wellbeing of Nigerians

The United States Government has reiterated its commitment to work with the Nigerian government to improve the health and wellbeing of the Nigerians.

This according to the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Ms. Kathleen FitzGibbon, is part of the long-standing diplomatic, economic, and socio-cultural ties between the two countries.

FitzGibbon made this known when she led a delegation of U.S. agencies working in health on a courtesy call to Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire.

She applauded the minister’s leadership in the health sector and appreciated the Nigerian Government’s effort to increase its funding for public health programs.

The Chargé acknowledged the strong partnership between the U.S. and Nigeria and commended the Nigerian Government for its efforts to improve primary health care, as well as its commitment to reduce the burden of malaria, HIV, TB, vaccine-preventable diseases, and other infectious diseases. 

Ms. FitzGibbon reiterated U.S. support for the training of public health workers and improving access to quality medicines, vaccines, medical facilities, and reproductive health materials.

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