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Transparency and Nigeria’s Health Budget

Transparency and Nigeria’s Health Budget

The post 2015 agenda globally is strategic enough to factor promoting transparency and accountability among the indicators that measure performance and progress. “Transparency, as used in science, engineering, business, the humanities and in a social context more generally, implies openness, communication, and accountability. Transparency is operating in ...

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As Nigeria announces its MMR of 576/100,000

As Nigeria announces its MMR of 576/100,000

The much awaited 2013 National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) was officially presented by the National Population Commission on Monday 16th June 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria. The MMR of 576 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births was announced which wasn’t significantly ...

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Poor Immunization; Are the Governors aware of that?

Poor Immunization; Are the Governors aware of that?

While I was in faraway Johannesburg, South Africa last week participating at the 3rd W.H.O/PMNCH forum arguably the most strategic political health advocacy meeting in recent time and of course launching the Africa Health Budget Network to demand for more ...

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The launch of the Every Newborn Action Plan

The launch of the Every Newborn Action Plan

The 3rd W.H.O/PMNCH Forum that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa; Monday 30th June – Tuesday 1st July 2014 which was a gathering of ‘Who is Who’ in the health sector has witnessed the launch of the Every Newborn Action ...

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Let’s chat about Ebola

Let’s chat about Ebola

The news about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is spreading in Nigeria, some people being indifferent while some exercising fear that it may catch up with us. Another group is also concern about getting simple information about the virus to ensure ...

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Why they succeed; Lessons for Nigeria

Why they succeed; Lessons for Nigeria

Ten low and middle-income countries (LMICs) were celebrated for the significant progress in their efforts to save the lives of women and children during the recently concluded 3rd W.H.O/PMNCH forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. They were reported to have invested ...

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Let’s chat about Breastfeeding

Let’s chat about Breastfeeding

“Dear Sir – I was surprized that the World Breastfeeding Week which was slated for 1-7 August 2014 came and gone without any word on this column. We look up to this column to create awareness and advocate for women ...

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500 Days Mark; Letter to President Goodluck Jonathan

500 Days Mark; Letter to President Goodluck Jonathan

Your Excellency Sir; it is indeed one of our lowest moment in the health sector in Nigeria today. With the Federal Government of Nigeria sacking 16,000 resident doctors and suspending residency training as well as the on-going fierce battle of ...

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