The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has decried the high dependency on importation of health goods in the African region.

Dr. Ehanire said this at the ongoing 72nd session of the World Health Organisation Regional Committee for Africa taking place in Lome, Togo.

He said there was a need to increase the manufacturing capacity in Africa.

In a statement signed by the Deputy Director/Head, Media and Publicity of the Federal Ministry of Health, Ahmadu Chindaya, the minister said the journey so far had not been easy for the sub-region due to high dependency on imported goods.

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