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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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Zamfara offers free surgery to 3,000 patients

Zamfara offers free surgery to 3,000 patients

By Asma’u Ahmad The Zamfara state Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs has organized a free surgery to over 3,000 patients across the state. The Commissioner for local government, Alhaji Muttaka Rini, told newsmen in Gusau that the surgery ...

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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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Nigeria has lowest health budget in Africa – Minister

Nigeria has lowest health budget in Africa – Minister

By Haruna Gimba Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, said the country has one of the lowest health budgets in Africa. The minister who spoke during a facility tour of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi- Araba, also identified ...

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CHILD MENTAL HEALTH – GETTING IT ‘RIGHT’

CHILD MENTAL HEALTH – GETTING IT ‘RIGHT’

By John Minto, Managing Director, Gede Foundation Throughout Nigeria, there is a significant number of programmes aimed at supporting Orphans and Vulnerable Children (or simply Vulnerable Children – VCs – as they tend now to be called) and their carers. In ...

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UN laments poor sanitation at IDPs camp

UN laments poor sanitation at IDPs camp

By Ndidi Chukwu The United Nations has expressed worry over poor waste management in Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) camp in Borno State, which may expose the IDPs to more diseases. The call was made by UN Assistant Secretary General and ...

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