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Nigeria requires peacetime health system

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By Abdulwasiu Usman

There is a need for development in therapeutic and vaccine research.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has highlighted the need for a peacetime health system in order to be better prepared for the next pandemic. Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, revealed this on Monday in Abuja, at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) and the International Research Center of Excellence (IRCE) Scientific Seminar, with the topic “Addressing Local Health Challenges through Research and Partnerships”. In anticipation of Disease X, he underlined the need for development of libraries for quick diagnostic, therapeutic and vaccine research

Dr. Adetifa, in his continuing statement stressed the importance of a strengthened laboratory diagnosis capacity and integrated monitoring, as well as the need for the government to broaden its procedures to health promotion, disease prevention, and emergency response in the country. He believes that improved national decision-making will result from the free flow of data. On the other hand, the COVID-19 Pandemic according to him showed the country the value of effective management and well-thought-out plans.

IRCE is a driving force in changing the culture of research in Africa.

While he acknowledged the value of collaborating together strategically, he emphasized the importance of having access to reliable information in order to make informed choices. Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Director General Prof. Babatunde Salako has called for similar increases in funding. Prof. Salako believes there has to be greater funding for disease surveillance, prevention, identification, and treatment. He lauded IHVN for its dedication to local research and assured that NIMR will keep supporting the organization.

Executive Director of the International Research Centre of Excellence (IRCE) Professor Alash’le Abimiku made the observation that IRCE had a well-defined vision and goal that aligned well with those of IHVN. According to Abimiku, IRCE is a driving force in changing the culture of research in Africa by providing leadership in research in Nigeria and West Africa through globally standardized expertise, transparency, and accountability. She went on to mention a few more of IRCE’s main goals, such as fostering an environment favorable to research and innovation so that pressing issues in Nigerian and global health might be addressed.

IHVN research and collaborators are protected by IRCE.

As part of its global network, the organization also offers a standardized, high-quality platform for conducting research and clinical trials. Encourages interaction and cooperation between top researchers in Nigeria and their counterparts in foreign universities and research centers. She further noted that IHVN, Nigerian universities, the diaspora, and international research organizations and universities provide opportunity for new or early to mid-career Nigerian researchers to conceive and execute research projects while being mentored by more experienced investigators.

In addition, it offers a cushion of protection by proactively ensuring that every research at IHVN is done in accordance with the highest scientific and ethical standards, thereby protecting both IHVN and its collaborators from liability. Abimiku also stated that the organization aims to launch a training hub to help researchers develop the skills they need to succeed in their research and in the early stages of their careers by providing access to training and capacity-building courses and programmes.

People with HIV/AIDS and other ailments are covered by IHVN.

It is impossible to overstate IHVN’s contribution to the healthcare system in the country, particularly in its response to pandemic and epidemic cases. IHVN, a non-profit and non-governmental organization, has been working to alleviate the anguish of those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Nigeria for the past 19 years, as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). In addition, IHVN has broadened its scope over the years to include care for a wider range of infectious and non-infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, cancer, COVID-19, and other emerging ones.


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8 months ago

Nigeria requires peacetime health systemThere is a need for development in therapeutic and vaccine research. – Express your point of view.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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8 months ago

The need for a peace health system in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized. A functional health system will contribute to improving the health outcomes of the population, reducing the burden of diseases, and promoting social and economic development. There is a need for the government to prioritize the health sector and allocate adequate resources towards the development of a functional peacetime health system.

Abusi
Abusi
Member
8 months ago

Our health system really needs a overhaul and this can only happen when we are ready to invest in it. There will be peace time when we are finally funding the health sector to maximum limit.

Haykaylyon26
Member
8 months ago

The government must prioritize the health sector and devote appropriate resources to the building of a functional health system. Providing necessary thing to make health sector standard

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
8 months ago

Our health-care system desperately needs to be improved , which can only happen if we are willing to spend in it. There will be a period of tranquility when we have fully funded the health sector.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
8 months ago

The development of an effective health system must be given priority by the government, who must also allocate adequate resources in this area. supplying what is required to bring the health system up

SarahDiv
Member
8 months ago

The medical and health sector of the country should wait until there is another pandemic before taken decision. Therefore, the peace time is necessary to put plans in place against every possible pandemic that may arise in future.There is a need to also develop the therapeutic and vaccine research of the country.

Christiana
Christiana
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8 months ago

The government must expand its policies to cover and enhance health promotion, disease prevention, and emergency response in the nation so as to counter any case of outbreak.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
8 months ago

Truly, Nigeria indeed need peacetime health system to be able to combat pandemic when the need arises. The federal government should ensure the development of the therapeutic and vaccine research in various state of the country. The health care sector should be up and doing to the prepared for any form of pandemic.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
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8 months ago

There is a need for development in therapeutic and vaccine research. Government need to support our peacetime health system in Nigeria. We have enough health workers who will do their best, but government should play their part too