Nigeria’s Minister for Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, inaugurated ARFH’s President/CEO, Professor Oladapo Ladipo, as a National Advocate for Health, along with 25 others in Abuja on November 27th 2017.
The certificate, signed by the Federal Ministry of Health and Health Policy Plus was presented to Professor Ladipo by the minister, in recognition, as a ‘Family Planning Advocate’, among the National Advocates for Health (NAH).
The minister stated that the advocates should used their network and circle of influence to advocated for improved service delivery in Nigeria’s health sector, especially in underprivileged communities and rural localities.
“Help Nigeria change the narrative on health at different levels” Professor Adewole said.
He reiterated that the Federal Government is renewing its commitment towards improving the health system to accommodate issues of family planing and that stakeholders should step up advocacy efforts towards prevent the looming disaster that is Nigeria’s population explosion.
“We cannot allow our population to double; I fear its explosion will lead to more problems”, he said.
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