Nigeria takes Lead in Africa Health Security as Tinubu Picks Abuja for CDC Regional Center

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President Bola Tinubu has picked Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, as the location for the establishment of the regional coordinating centre of the Africa Centre for Disease Control, Africa-CDC.

President Tinubu is the African Union Champion for Human Resources for Health and Community Health Delivery Partnership.

A statement by Presidential media aide Ajuri Ngelale on Thursday noted that the President’s approval of the siting of the centre in Abuja is part of his larger effort to convey Nigeria’s commitment to regional and global health security while promoting local economic opportunities in the health care delivery value chain.

He said it is also aimed at enhancing Nigeria’s and West Africa’s collective capacity to respond promptly to outbreaks, which is vital to the overall well-being and stability of the African continent.

According to Ajuri, the centre will also bring with it enormous socio-economic benefits in the form of enhancing aggregate national productivity and reversing human capacity drain, even as the ability of indigenous medical professionals and scientists will be bolstered to respond adequately to old, recent, and emerging diseases, not only in Nigeria but across the continent.

Credit: Daily Post

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