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National Health Act: CSOs calls for consolidated fund

Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, under the aegis of Health Sector Reform Coalition, HSRC, has called for the return of the one percent consolidated fund captured in the National Health Act to the 2017 health budget.

In a statement jointly signed by the country representative, Champions for Ch [...]

Wed, 19 October 2016


FG inaugurates national health structure to address health challenges

In a bid to tackle the daunting challenges facing the Nigeria’s health sector, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has inaugurated health steering committee in Abuja. 

According to the minister, this is to address some of the challenges ranging from data collections, and man [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016


Adewole receives report on residency training programme

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has received the report on restructuring residency training programme from the ministerial committee inaugurated by the federal ministry of health in May this year to appraise the previous committee’s report on the residency training programme.

The [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016


FG commends NIQS, as group seeks partnership on PHCs project

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has commended members of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyor, NIQS, for their readiness to partner with federal government to reduce cost of construction Primary Healthcare Centers, and ensuring compliance with best practices.

The minister made t [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016


Expert tasks FG on alternative HIV/AIDS funding

As donor fund for HIV treatment continue to shrink in the country, a clinician at Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Lagos, Dr. Dan Onwujekwe, said that the effect of total withdrawal without alternative source of funding for HIV would not be good for Nigeria.

Speaking to our correspo [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016


7.2 million children at risk over non-release of immunization funds

There are fears that the lives of over 7.2 million children in Nigeria are at risk as the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, withholds the release of N12.8bn for immunization.
After months of President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent of the 2016 budget and barely five months to the end of th [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


Nigeria ranks 80 percent in malnutrition status, globally - CISLAC

As the scourge of malnutrition bites hard, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has observed that malnutrition reduces economic advancement of a nation by at least 8 percent saying Nigeria ranks 80 percent in the global malnutrition status.
At a one day capacity building organised [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


PHC, core of Nigeria’ health system - Oluyombo

The Director of Medical Services, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, Dr Sanni Oluyombo, has said that the National Health Policy recognises Primary Health Care, PHC, as the core of Nigeria's health system.
Addressing journalists in Lagos at a programme organised by Development Communicat [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


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