By Ifeanyi Nwoko
Mrs Toyin Saraki, Founder Wellbeing Foundation Africa has taken the marketing campaign for Universal Health Coverage to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Saraki who spoke at excessive degree conferences, disclosed her interventions within the space of well being protection and known as on the worldwide neighborhood, nationwide Governments and influential people to make sure that 2018 is the yr of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Mrs Saraki who can be the spouse of the President of the Nigerian Senate, has been concerned in campaigns in Nigeria and past centered majorly on maternal and baby well being.
She spoke on the “High-Level Panel Discussion on Women, Adolescent’s and Children’s Health” hosted by the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility in addition to different conferences that centered on ladies, youngsters and healthcare.
Speaking on the convention, Mrs saraki stated: “The power of health partnerships in Global development has contributed to the Wellbeing Foundation’s success in bringing world innovation to rural healthworkers’ training on Emergency Management of Obstetric and Newborn Care through our collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine”
“This week at Davos, as a Global UHC Champion and Inaugural Goodwill Ambassador of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), I have been responding to the questions: Why UHC? Why now?”
“I agree wholeheartedly with WHO DG, Dr Tedros that UHC is the best way to create a shared future in a fractured world – it not only provides ‘Health for All’ but also reduces poverty, drives economic growth and promotes gender equality.”
“At this year’s World Economic Forum I have advocated for midwives as a key engine-starter towards the success of our shared pursuit of better health outcomes, as midwives are well placed to deliver, develop, nurture and counsel all families from birth to age.”
“To achieve UHC, and enduring health security, we must ensure that we consider all aspects of health service delivery, from education of health workers, healthcare infrastructure – including at primary healthcare level – service delivery, education of patients, and ensuring there is efficient data for immunisation and follow-up care.”
“In my native Nigeria there was progress during the last yr.
“Last July the Senate President launched the Legislative Network for Universal Health Coverage and the Senate has resolved to mandate its Committee on Appropriations to include the one percent Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), meaning that the Fund will be in the budget for the first time.” She stated.
Mrs Saraki nonetheless famous that there was nonetheless an extended method to go as well being care expenditure proceed to push about 100 million folks into poverty all over the world.
She decried that the typical life expectancy in Nigeria remained 53 years outdated including that there was an pressing must make yr 2018 the yr of Universal Health Coverage.
“I am confident that together we can create a shared future for health services across Africa,” she stated.