World Health Organisation (WHO) has reiterated its commitment to partner with Federal Government to fast track development of healthcare facilities for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-East.
Dr Clement Peter, Officer In-charge of WHO, made the pledge when he visited the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha in his office in Abuja.
According to Peter, his mission to the SGF is to congratulate him on his reappointment and also to discuss issues relating to health in Nigeria, the North-East region in particular.
He said WHO would not carry out such an assignment solely without collaboration with the government.
“WHO is a health institution coordinating health issues; and one of the things that brought us here is to discuss challenges in the North-East in particular and how to address them.
We are Happy that the Federal Government is putting in efforts by creating the North-East Development Commission, which is really facilitating our work here in Nigeria.
But also, we need the close relationship to strengthen the health system through partnership with the Federal Government,’’ he said.
The WHO official said working with government to ensure that a solid system was built was critical in tackling the challenge of increasing IDPs in Nigeria.