The National President of Medical Women Association of Nigeria, MWAN, Professor Rosemary Ogu has called for adequate budgetary allocation for private and public health institutions in the country.
Prof Ogu made the call at a press briefing as part of a communique issued at the end of the 23rd Biennial conference of the association held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
The newly elected MWAN President urged the government to allocate more funds to the health sector so as to address the problem of low quality healthcare and eventually curb medical tourism.
Professor Ogu called on the government to prioritize the welfare of doctors in order to fight against brain drain and continuous training and retraining of healthcare workers by government at all levels so as to develop their human capital, skills and deliver robust healthcare in the country.
While advocating for the inclusion of women in leadership positions in the political circle and work places, she emphasized that leadership positions of Health practitioners should be based on merit
The National President of the medical women association also charged government at all levels to rise up to her challenge in making sure Medical practitioners are secured and call for the release of their colleagues in captivity.
Professor Rosemary Ogu – National President, MWAN