NYSC Members to be Included in NHIS

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole has yesterday during a Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, announced that National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are to be included in the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

The Minister said that the inclusion of NYSC members, who are on a one-year mandatory service to the nation,  will facilitate their ability to access fordable healthcare across the country.

Prof. Adewole also used the opportunity to present to the Federal Executive Council the memorandum of understanding the Ministry of Health signed with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) for the procurement of contraceptives in the country for four years.

In a similar development, the Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu presented a road-map developed by his ministry for encouraging the study of Mathematics and the sciences.

The FEC meeting at the seat of government in Abuja yesterday was chaired by Acting President, Pref. Yemi Osinbajo.