By Ifeanyi Nwoko
President of the Wellbeing Foundation, Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, has recommended the African Union (AU) for the dedication made by the union within the space of Healthcare.
Saraki who’s the spouse of the President of the Nigerian Senate and Global Goodwill Ambassador for the International Confederation of Midwives welcomed the dedication of the AU to deal with well being.
The 30th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia had as its theme: “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation,”.
The summit set the scene for declarations of stronger worldwide cooperation from the leaders of the United Nations and the African Union.
In the world of healthcare, the summit by way of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) resolved so as to add Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) to its annual scorecard.
Reacting to this resolution, Mrs Saraki stated: “I welcome the choice of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) so as to add uncared for tropical illnesses (NTDs) to its annual scorecard on illness progress.
“This places NTDs alongside malaria and maternal and child health as the top health priorities to be personally reviewed by African heads of state every year.”
“The spirit of cooperation demonstrated on the African Union Summit this yr ought to encourage all Governments, charities, companies and residents to work for a brighter tomorrow.
“I appreciate African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat and Madame Bineta Diop, African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, for their commitment to peace, prosperity and to significantly improved health outcomes across Africa,” she stated.
At the opening of the summit, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres hailed latest achievement, together with the settlement for a second framework on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
He stated: “I strongly believe Africa is one of the greatest forces for good in our world.”