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Infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci for Nigeria COVID-19 Summit

*The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 says the conference will help to redefine the national COVID-19 response, and build the health security framework for Nigeria

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Dr. Anthony Fauci, foremost infectious diseases expert, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Adviser to United States President Joe Biden has been pencilled to speak at the forthcoming two-day Nigeria COVID-19 Summit holding in Abuja, FCT.

ConsumerConnect gathered the conference titled, “Pushing through the Last Mile to End the Pandemic and Build Back Better”, is planned to be part of the ongoing efforts at redefining the West African country’s national COVID-19 response while building the health security framework for Nigeria.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious diseases expert and Director of US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Dr. Mukhtar Muhammed, Technical Head, Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria Sunday, December 5, 2021, in Abuja.

Muhammed noted that the Nigeria COVID-19 Summit, which is being organised in conjunction with the Coalition of Development Partners, would take place from December 6 to December 7, 2021.

The Technical Head of PSC on COVID-19 also said that the Committee had mobilised all critical stakeholders in the country, including development partners for this important National Summit in the FCT.

Muhammed stated: “We are heartened and encouraged by the support we have received so far from our development partners and the private sector.

“With just one day away from the commencement of this summit, which will help us to redefine our national COVID-19 response and build the health security framework for the country.”

He, however, encouraged Nigerians and the international community to visit the Web site of this summit for registration.

“There will be a virtual session that can be accessed by all. In order to register, you will log on to the Web site: https://2021.covid19summit.com.ng.

“I want to thank all Nigerians, members of the diplomatic corps for their understanding in our procedures.

Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of PSC on COVID-19

“Our international development partners, for providing technical and financial support, members of the press, for doing your work to ensure that we advance the cause of public health, and Nigeria remains a very safe environment,” said he.

Earlier, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of PSC on COVID-19, had said that as part of the preparation of the Committee’s winding down, it would hold a COVID-19 summit in partnership with the Coalition of Development Partners in Nigeria.

Mustapha as well stated that the theme of the summit would be: “Pushing through the Last Mile to End the Pandemic and Build Back Better”.

According to him, sub-themes of the Nigeria COVID-19 Summit include: “Leadership And Governance In Pandemic Recovery And Reconstruction” and “Nigeria’s Health-Security Framework For Effective Response To Global Health Security Threats”.

He added the summit would be an assemblage of key and august actors in the health, economic, security and policy-making sectors of the country.

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