Strengthen local manufacturers to achieve universal health coverage – NAFDAC 

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Strengthen local manufacturers to achieve universal health coverage – NAFDAC 

The Federal Government has been called upon to strengthen local manufacturers in order to achieve universal health coverage (UHC).

The Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made the call in an interview in Abuja on Friday.

Adeyeye who emphasized that there was need to encourage local manufacturing of drugs and locally consumed foods to safeguard the health of the people, added that local manufacturing of drugs will facilitate Nigeria’s achievement of Universal Health Coverage.

“I have from the beginning of my assumption of duty in the agency, emphasized the need for local manufacturing of drugs.

“As a country, we should take this seriously, we must strengthen our local manufacturers if we must achieve universal health coverage,” she said.

Adeyeye said the agency was already building internal capacity to enable it play vital roles in the achievement of UHC.

“In NAFDAC, we are doing our part towards the realization of UHC, we are currently building our own internal capacity to fit into the UHC realization,” she said.

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