United Kingdom Nominee for the position of Director General for World Health Organisation (WHO) is in the country to solicit for Zambia’s support for the position.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, David Nabarro who is in the country for a one day trip says Zambia is making strides in the improvement of primary health care services.
Mr. Nabarro praised government’s provision of quality health care is commendable because a healthy nation is a productive one.
Mr. Nabarro said he is also happy with the current nutrition levels of the country though more needs to be done to scale it up.
He said Zambia’s health system is one which is remarkable because of the attention it is receiving from the government.
Mr. Nabarro has since appealed to the Zambian government to increase the budget allocation to the health sector to ensure that the status quo is maintained.
He said once elected as Director General he will ensure that there is equal representation of all member states.
He said he is confident of winning the elections because of the reception that he has received in many countries that he has visited.
Mr. Nabarro said he has so far visited China and surrounding countries, Argentina, the Middle-East and Southern African countries.
He said some of the countries visited in Africa are Liberia, Senegal, Ethiopia, and South Africa.
The elections are scheduled for May 25 this is year and only three contenders are standing for the position of WHO Director-General.
Mr. Nabarro is contesting with Ms. Sania Nishtar a Pakistani Cardiologists and Mr. Tedros Ghebreyesus an Ethiopian who is a malaria specialists.