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Nigeria's Minister of Health Presents Public Health Vision To Save One Million Lives, Improve Quality Of Care

Speaking at the event “Innovative Approaches to Expanding Health Care Services” at the Africare House in Washington, D.C. on September 21, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health, Muhammad Ali Pate, “presented a sweeping panorama of Nigeria’s current health status and what it must do if it is to make progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015,” Global Health Impact reports. Nigeria’s “bold public health vision” to save one million lives, and improve the quality of care includes “expanded provision of primary health care services; emphasis on healthy living and disease prevention; improved quality of care at health facilities; and, finally, reviving the health sector through increased private and public investment,” the magazine writes (Kusha, 10/7).