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Universal Health Coverage A Right

2017-07-25T03:51:26+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Health|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as a right of all Nigerians, irrespective of their stations in life. Saraki who disclosed this during the launch of the Legislative Network for Universal Health Coverage in Abuja on Monday, according to a statement by his chief Press Secretary, Sanni [...]

Speech By The President Of The Senate At The Launching Of The Legislative Network For Universal Health Coverage

2017-07-25T03:31:49+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Health, Speeches & Remarks|

SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE LAUNCHING OF THE LEGISLATIVE NETWORK FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE,ON MONDAY 24TH JULY, 2017. Protocols; 1. It gives me great pleasure to be here at this occasion for the launching of the Legislative Network [...]

Saraki Urges Nigerians To Embrace Preventive Healthcare Strategies

2017-04-27T15:46:00+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Health|

...Leads Senate Leadership to Immunize Children Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on communities to embrace preventive healthcare strategies like immunization, in order to prevent the outbreak of preventable diseases. Saraki gave the charge while speaking to reporters at the National Assembly Clinic, where he led the Senate leadership to administer Oral Polio [...]

CSOs Commend Senate Over Meningitis Response

2017-04-06T12:26:31+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Health|

A coalition of over 40 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), that work to ensure equitable access to vaccines in Nigeria, has commended the 8th Senate for its resolution, which called for meningitis vaccination to be made free in public healthcare facilities across the country. In a statement signed by Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, the national convener of [...]

Meningitis: Senate Urges Health Ministry to Make Vaccines Free

2017-04-06T12:28:26+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Health|

“We will provide ample funding for healthcare”, Saraki Says On Tuesday, the Senate urged the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to make meningitis vaccinations free in public healthcare facilities across the country. The resolution followed a motion titled: “Outbreak of Meningitis and the Urgent Need to Curb its [...]

Saraki Calls for Affordable Healthcare for all Nigerians

2017-03-09T07:46:20+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Health|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that healthcare insurance and coverage should be mandatory for all Nigerians. Speaking at the close of debate, after the Senate's consideration of the Second Reading of a Bill for An Act to Repeal the National Health Insurance Commission (NHIC), the Senate President stated that affordable healthcare was [...]