Federal Government seeks more fund to tackle tropical diseases
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on November 21, 2023
Stakeholders are urging philanthropists to contribute funds towards the elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases to meet the 2030 target in Nigeria.
The call was made at an NTDs roundtable meeting in Abuja to mark Sightsavers’ 70th anniversary in the country.
Speaking, the Director of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike, says more funds would help in eliminating NTDs, improve health status and prevent mortality and morbidity in the country.
Also, the NTDs National Coordinator at the ministry, Dr. Fatai Oyediran, notes that strategies were already in place to mobilise funding from local resources to eliminate NTDs in the country.
Oyediran, therefore, calls on philanthropists like Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Emeka Offor, T.Y. Danjuma and others to support the government in eliminating the diseases in the country.