From: Magnus Eze, Abuja
Leading health based non-governmental organisations, advocates and health workers, on Tuesday morning, took to the streets of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), campaigning for total access to health care in Nigeria.
The train, expected to terminate at the Eagle Square, took off from the Unity Fountain along Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama and moved through Adetokunbo Ademola Road.
Founding Partner of Health Systems Consult Ltd, one of the promoters of the event, Dr. Nkata Chuku, said the walk was in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of declaration of December 12 as Universal Health Coverage Day by the United Nations.
He added that the universal health coverage status of the country would be reviewed in the course of the activities marking the day.
A combined team of security agencies was on hand to provide them security while the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) handled the traffic.