The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Ali Pate, has commended the United States Government and other partners for investing about nine hundred million dollars in Nigeria’s malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis programmes.
He made the commendation in Abuja at the meeting with the U.S Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIS Relief, Dr. John Nkengasong; the Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, among others.
Pate lauded the US government’s support to Nigeria over the years, and the importance placed on the health and well-being of Nigerians.
He noted that the Ministry would support the vision of President Bola Tinubu to ensure the health sector is improved, adding that to strengthen the platform for the delivery of health services; the nation has to retrain and update standards of practice for its frontline health workers.
Meanwhile, Walton commended Nigeria on the progress that has been made in the healthcare sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.