Sanwo-Olu restates commitment to improving healthcare in Lagos

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…Says SDGs Actions Must Be Beneficial To Future Generations

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed the state’s resolve towards strengthening public health research and boosting the capacity of healthcare workers towards achieving the Item 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Speaking at the annual symposium of the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) where he assured the audience of his administration’s willingness to pursue actions and policy frameworks that’ll help the state improve on universal health coverage indices.

In demonstration of his commitment to improve the quality of healthcare in Lagos, the Governor disclosed that he would be appointing a cabinet-rank official that would constantly monitor the state’s performance in realising SDGs, particularly the Goal 3, which is to ensure universal health coverage and elimination of inequality.

The Governor said in a bid to demonstrate his commitment to improving the quality of healthcare in Lagos, he would appoint cabinet-rank official that would constantly monitor the state’s performance in realising SDGs, which is to ensure Universal health.

In his words, ” Lagos takes healthcare as a priority and if Lagos gets it right, Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa will definitely have good indices to showcase to the world.

“To demonstrate our readiness, I have promised that my cabinet will have a government representative who will be involved in the decision making at the cabinet level and whose responsibility would ensure that Lagos has up-to-date tracking of our progress in SDGs, especially health, education, safe water and environment. We have signed on to deliver all these goals.”

The Governor also called on international research organisations and development agencies to extend their funding supports to health researchers in public sector for maximum impact.

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