Trade unions’ intervention at Nigeria Voluntary National Review

Speaking on behalf of the Major Group of Workers and Trade Unions and Public Services International at the United Nations’ High Level Political Forum 2017, Moradeke Abiodun-Badru, of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, made a short intervention in the Q&A session of Nigeria’s Voluntary National Review on 18 July 2017.

Ms. Abiodun-Badru’s intervention begins at 2:50:30

The emigration of healthcare professionals has resulted in a shortage of healthcare workers in Nigeria. In light of this, Ms. Abiodun-Badru made the following intervention :

Thank you very much Mr. President.

My name is Moradeke Abiodun-Badru. I represent Workers and Trade Unions.

I have a question for the Nigerian representative on the issue of health related SDGs. What are the strategic frameworks in place to ensure recruitment, retention of the right human resources for health in the country’s public service health system ?

Thank you.

Additional information :

  • Trade unions’ participation in HLPF 2017 is available here.
  • PSI’s work on the 2030 Agenda is available here.
  • This plenary session of the HLPF is available here.