Reps seek coordinated response to disease control

From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja

The House of Representatives has emphasized the urgent need for a coordinated response to disease control in Nigeria.

Amobi Ogah, Chairman of the House Committee on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, stressed this point during a committee meeting, highlighting the importance of a unified approach for effective disease management.

Ogah advocated for allocating one per cent of government revenue to combat HIV/AIDS and other public health challenges. He argued that this dedicated funding would not only bolster the fight against diseases but also reduce Nigeria’s reliance on foreign aid for healthcare.

Additionally, Ogah called for amending the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Act. He believes restructuring the agency would enhance its capacity to coordinate responses across a broader spectrum of public health issues.

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