CHOGM: ‘Another Opportunity To Commit To Healthcare’


As the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) convenes to address shared global challenges, Mrs Toyin Saraki has called on Commonwealth leaders to commit to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and to place midwives at the heart of their health systems.
The summit theme, “Towards a Common Future”, demonstrates a focus on building on the strengths of the Commonwealth to ensure it delivers a more prosperous, secure, sustainable and fair future for all its citizens.
Heads of Government will meet in London and Windsor, following the opening of the Commonwealth Youth Forum by Prince Harry and the opening of the Women’s Forum by the Commonwealth Secretary-General.
In a goodwill message to the Voices Together Forum – an event focused on ‘Women in Leadership’, she urged the heads of governments in commonwealth states to work towards actualising universal health coverage in their countries.
“The meetings of Commonwealth Heads of Government this week present a historic opportunity to place Universal Health Coverage at the top of their policy agenda”, he said.