Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate Executive
Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate

Federal Government Emphasizes Behavioral Change in Health Maintenance

The Federal Government has stressed the importance of behavioral change in maintaining the nation’s health. Minister of Health, Muhammad Pate, highlighted the crucial role of shifting social norms and behavioral change at the Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria Learning and Transition event.

Pate commended Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria for its innovative contributions to health communication and social behavior change, reaching millions of Nigerians and fostering healthier practices. He acknowledged the project’s impact in disease prevention, reproductive health, nutrition, and maternal and child health.

The Minister emphasized the importance of behavioral change in achieving health goals and targets, praising the collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Health and Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria. He expressed gratitude to partners, stakeholders, and frontline health workers for their dedication and hard work.

The event aimed to celebrate successes, consolidate learning, and transition towards sustainability, with a focus on social and behavioral change for healthy behaviors. Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria’s multifaceted approach has led to positive changes in various health areas, including reproductive health, nutrition, and disease prevention.