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Rotary seeks polio-free world by 2019

Rotary seeks polio-free world by 2019

By Ndidi Chukwu President of the Rotary International, Ravi Ravindran said he is optimistic that the world will be polio free by 2019 if countries intensify efforts to ensure total interruption. Mr. Ravindran who disclosed this in Abuja at the ...

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PMNCH joins Global Fund Board

PMNCH joins Global Fund Board

By Aminu Magashi Garba The Global Fund Board has held its 35th meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 26 to 27 April 2016. Among the ley decisions taken is the approval for the addition of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn ...

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‘El Niño crisis: Health effects to gulp $460m’

‘El Niño crisis: Health effects to gulp $460m’

By Haruna Gimba Out of the $3.6 billion required for the humanitarian response to El Niño, the health sector needs nearly $460 million just as the World Health Organization (WHO) requires $51 million to provide urgent healthcare. El Niño is ...

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Japan donates $4.5m to IDPs in Northern Nigeria

Japan donates $4.5m to IDPs in Northern Nigeria

By Ndidi Chukwu The Government of Japan has extended a grant of $4.5 million, equivalent to N1.4 billion to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the provision of life-saving emergency work to assist people affected and displaced by the ...

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AHBN launches #ValueOurHealth in Sierra Leone

AHBN launches #ValueOurHealth in Sierra Leone

By Haruna Gimba Ahead of Global launch of #ValueOurHealth today in Washington D.C., Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) yesterday launched the new campaign in Freetown, Sierra Leone. #ValueOurHealth campaign which theme is ‘open and participatory budgets lead to more and ...

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Sudan, UNICEF launches nationwide polio campaign

Sudan, UNICEF launches nationwide polio campaign

By Asma’u Ahmad The Government of Sudan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has collaborated with other development partners to launch a nationwide polio campaign. Health Reporters gathered that the campaign is targeting four million children under the age of ...

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Thabo Mbeki calls for investigation into Panama Papers

Thabo Mbeki calls for investigation into Panama Papers

By Haruna Gimba Former President of South Africa, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, has called on African countries to commence investigations on any of their citizens mentioned in the Panama Papers scandal. Mr. Mbeki, who is currently Chair of Panel, Economic Commission ...

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