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Remi Tinubu Advocates for Health Equity on World Health Day

By Faridat Salifu

In commemoration of World Health Day, First Lady Remi Tinubu has emphasized the urgent need for health equity across Nigeria.

Mrs. Tinubu highlighted the strides made in Nigeria’s healthcare sector while acknowledging the persistent challenge of unequal access to quality healthcare.

Under the theme “Health for All: Health Equity,” Mrs. Tinubu stressed that healthcare is a fundamental human right, not a privilege.

She drew attention to disparities in healthcare delivery rooted in socio-economic factors and emphasized the importance of addressing these gaps collectively.

Recognizing the unwavering dedication of Nigeria’s healthcare workers, Mrs. Tinubu commended their commitment and resilience during various health crises, including the Ebola outbreak and the COVID-19 pandemic.

She expressed gratitude to frontline workers for their tireless service in safeguarding the nation’s health.

Mrs. Tinubu urged all Nigerians, organizations, and institutions to join the quest for health equity, emphasizing the imperative of ensuring that every individual, irrespective of socio-economic status, has access to quality healthcare services.

She stressed the need for concerted efforts to bridge health outcome disparities and create a healthier, more equitable society for all.

In navigating Nigeria’s healthcare landscape, Mrs. Tinubu’s call for collective action underscores the importance of prioritizing health equity as a cornerstone of national development.


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