Emeribe, Umahi appointed WHO consultants to facilitate development of diagnostic test services
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, has appointed Prof Anthony Emeribe as Lead Consultant and Mrs. Nonye Umahi as Consultant to facilitate the development of the Nigeria Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) including determination of barriers to accessing diagnostic test services across Nigeria with and for the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja.
The purpose of the NEDL is to aid health planning, budgeting, procurement, utilization and ease of access to quality diagnostic testing across the nation geared towards achieving the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) goals. The scope of the NEDL for various priority diseases will include in-vitro test purpose, test format/platform, specimens required with link to the National Medical Laboratory Policy, National Medical Laboratory Strategic Plan and National Essential Medicines List. The realisation of the NEDL will be in consultation with stakeholders across public and private institutions including all tiers of health facilities, industry and various key professional societies.