The federal government is poised to adopt initiatives and resolutions from the 2023 Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC) Youth Pre-Conference.
This, according to the government, is to achieve practical improvements in public health in the country.
The Minister of Youth Development, Dr. Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, said this recently while delivering her keynote address at the occasion held in Lusaka, Zambia.
Bio-Ibrahim assured members that resolutions from the conference would be adopted in Nigeria in collaboration with the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the federal Ministry of Health.
“This is an initiative we also commit to adopt in Nigeria in collaboration with Nigeria CDC and the Federal Ministry of Health,” she said.
This was contained in a press statement released to Blueprint Friday by the head, press and public relations, Mrs. Maryam Umar Yusuf.
It indicated that the minister noted that the theme, “Youth leadership for a safer and healthier Africa,” signified the strategic move to empower and involve young minds in critical discussions surrounding health guarantee in Africa.
“We play a vital role in active issues in our continent, and it is a resounding call for African youth to step into leadership roles actively contributing to creating a safer and healthier Africa,” she said.
According to the organisers, the overall goal of the Africa CDC Youth Pre-Conference “is to advance and institutionalise the
strategic engagement between Africa CDC and young people by providing a space for young people to critically reflect on the current state of public health in Africa, to share perspectives on the role of young people in public health, and exchange prospects and innovative solutions to enhance meaningful youth engagement in this area.”