19 November 2012

Nigeria: Lasuth Provost Stresses Need for Health Sector Devt

Lagos — The Federal, state and local governments have been advised to devote greater attention to the strengthening of the country's health system.

The Provost , College of Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Professor Olumuyiwa Odusanya, gave the advice while delivering an inaugural lecture, entitled "health in the interest of the public", at the main campus of Lagos State University, Ojo.

Professor Odusanya called for a paradigm shift in order to improve the health of the people, pointing out that the health system and services must make the people the centre of activities.

Advising health workers to become advocates of health policy that would place the health agenda on the front burner of government decisions, he also suggested an increased awareness on the social determinants of health and adoption of healthy behavior by the people.

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