Sep 25, 2022

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Nigeria’s Prof Okolo Reveals Plans for COVID-19, Other Diseases in West Africa –

  • Nigeria’s Professor Stanley Okolo has revealed his plans to ensure West Africa stays abreast of all health-related issues
  • Okolo, who the Director-General is West African Health Organisation, will speak at ECOWAS Health Ministers Meeting this month
  • The prominent obstetrician-gynecologist is a strong advocate of using constructive disorders to achieve accelerated health improvement reach

FCT, Abuja – The Director-General of the West African Health Organization (WAHO), Professor Stanley Okolo, has revealed his Plans for COVID-19 and other diseases or pandemics that may rear their ugly face in the future.

Professor Okolo is known for his numerous innovations in the field of health improvement, esp further its efforts to end COVID-19 and other diseases in the region.

Okolo, who has worked to address numerous health challenges across West Africa, will be at ECOWAS – Meeting of Ministers of Health (AHM) scheduled for 2018 in Accra, Ghana, Friday 13 May.

Following his vision for West Africa and perhaps African Health System, in an opening speech at the Technical Meetings, Okolo will again emphasize the challenges to the health systems infrastructure in the subregion, presenting the need for dedicated meetings focused on health research, malaria eradication and local production of vaccines and medicines.

He will also recognize the efforts of the Ghanaian government for their generosity and hospitality.

During the event A high-level meeting of potential vaccine manufacturers in the ECOWAS region is being discussed, even as the DG plans to work with other stakeholders to tackle the scourge of malaria in the subregion.

The Director General and his team will also hold an annual meeting with all partners and stakeholders.

They will engage all financial and technical partners that are around 15 years old, including the World Health Organization , WHO, World Bank, USAID, GOZ and others.

You will also attend the meeting of the Sahel Malaria Elimination (SaME) Initiative, which will also include health ministers and experts from 8th Sahel countries, including Mauritania and Chad, will attend the meeting.

Professor Okolo, as the keynote speaker, will focus his discussion on creating a framework for cooperation, information sharing and the development of developing a framework for vaccine manufacturers in West Africa.

Okolo was appointed Head of WAHO in March 2018 as one of Nigeria’s Statutory Appointees to the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS).

Nigeria Union of Journalists commends support from NGOs to deepen health coverage

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has commended the intervention of some NGOs – Government organizations such as Smile Train, Save the Children, Sight Savers and fhi360 in bridging the health gap in Nigeria’s healthcare sector.

NUJ FCT Council Chair Emmanuel Ogbeche stressed at a media round in Abuja the need to encourage more investment in Nigeria’s healthcare sector to ensure the well-being of citizens and reduce health tourism.

According to Ogbeche, the E intervention of some NGOs in human resource development, infrastructure and other medical supplies has given impetus to the development of the sector.