The Federal Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU yesterday with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, UNFPA, for the procurement of contraceptive in the country for four years.
The Federal Executive Council also approved the inclusion of member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Odewale said this while briefing the State House Correspondent in Abuja. According to him, “Council received memoranda from the Federal Ministry of Health. One has to do with the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU between the Federal Ministry of Health and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, UNFPA.”
“This MoU has to do with the procurement and distribution of contraceptive commodities across the country. The Federal Government has a policy of free distribution of contraceptive commodity and services across the country and we have renewed the MoU today to last for the next four years between 2017 and 2020. We will also continue to provide effective voluntary contraceptive services across the country. The other memorandum taken at today’s meeting has to do with how we will prevent unnecessary death among youth corps members across the country. Council approved the memo that henceforth, we will include NYSC members in the National Health Insurance Scheme across the country and this will guarantee quality care across the country to prevent unnecessary death and also ensure that our youth Corps members receive the highest attainable level of care across the country.”