30 September 2015
UNFPA Headquarters, New York City
As part of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, DRASA attended two events.
United Nations General Assembly: First Event
The first event, titled “Bringing resilience and stability to Nigeria: A long-term strategy to improve Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition” was hosted by Her Excellency First Lady Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari represented by Her Excellency Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo.
The event brought together government representatives, international organizations, and public-private stakeholders to unveil Her Excellency’s strategy to address the challenges and barriers that Nigerian women, girls, and adolescents face, and the implications for maternal and child health. DRASA Deputy Chairman Dr. Ama Adadevoh participated in the event which was an important opportunity to spotlight the urgent need for a more robust, coordinated response by all stakeholders to empower these communities and harness the potential of women and girls in Nigeria to become active participants in developing and rebuilding their communities.
United Nations General Assembly: Second Event
The second event, titled “Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities” brought together the Nigerian government, senior leaders from international development firms and financial institutions, senior executives from leading international healthcare businesses, and key private sector providers in Nigeria to:
DRASA Deputy Chairman Dr. Ama Adadevoh attended the event and served on a panel focused on innovations, sustainable service delivery models that can deliver proven health solutions to the poorest and marginalized populations, and approaches known to be effective for UHC.