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Nigeria rolls out strategies to boost maternal, child health

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has rolled out four new strategies to boost polio eradication drive, strengthen routine immunization and ensure revitalization of primary health care centres in the country.
 

Edo gets $1.5m federal fund

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Edo state government received federal government’s $1.5 million “Save a Million lives” intervention fund to the state.
 
Governor Godwin Obaseki the commended the federal government for releasing the money when he hosted the Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, at Government House in Benin on Saturday.
 
He said the fund, geared toward improving maternal and child health, would be judiciously used in the state.
 

Agency assures donors of transparency, accountability

Friday, February 17, 2017

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has assured donors of improved transparency and accountability in delivering primary healthcare services in Nigeria.
 
The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Friday.
 
The NPHCDA boss said he has been working to reposition the agency to imbibe the culture of transparency, accountability, performance management and value for money.
 

FG Signs Seventy Million Euro EU Support For Health

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Union (EU) on 70 million Euro support to Revamp Nigeria’s health sector.
 
 
According to the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, the fund will be used to strengthen the nation’s already weak health system and eradicate polio.
 
The Head of the European Union Delegation to Nigeria, Michel Arrion emphasised the need to concentrate on reducing the nation’s burden of maternal child mortality.
 

2017 Health Budget Grossly Inadequate – Senate Committee

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Senate Committee on health has said for many years running, Nigeria’s Health sector has suffered gross neglect. Consequent upon this, legislators are pushing for an upward review of the budgetary allocation in the 2017 appropriation Bill currently before the National Assembly.
 
In a statement by the media office of the Nigerian Legislative Institute ( NILS), the lawmakers say, they are bothered by the country’s health indices, resulting from years of negligence; and particularly, the huge foreign exchange outflows for medical tourism.

National Assembly to raise health budgetary allocation to N1trn

Thursday, February 9, 2017

For the first time in several years, the National Assembly is pushing to raise 2017 health budget to N1.094 trillion in adherence to the 2001 Abuja Declaration, which recommends a minimum 15 percent of total annual budgets be dedicated to health sector.

Senate decries N305b expenditure on medical tourism

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Senate on Tuesday said that the expenditure of over $1 billion (about N305.250 billion) annually for medical treatment abroad was unacceptable.
 
Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Lanre Tejuosho, who stated this at a press conference in Abuja said that the Senate was working assiduously to turn the country’s health sector around for the benefit of Nigerian.
 

Senator decries Nigeria’s budgetary allocation to health

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Lanre Tejuosho, has decried budgetary allocation to health sector, saying it was disproportionate in comparison to its mandate.
 
He said that the ministry’s allocation had continued to “show no break in gloomy pattern over the years”.
 
Mr. Tejuosho stated this on Wednesday at a news briefing in Abuja and said that “in the 2017 Capital Budget of N2.24 trillion, the health sector was allocated N51 billion (representing 2.78per cent).”
 

Nigeria gets committees on healthcare

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Nigeria has inaugurated the technical and steering committees to drive the process of improving quality healthcare for mothers, newborn and children.
 
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, inaugurated the steering and technical committees in Abuja.
 
The inauguration of the committees was in direct response for the admission of Nigeria into the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) network on quality healthcare for mothers, newborns and children.
 

2017 health budget promises more child deaths

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Unless the proposed 2017 health budget is amended, millions of Nigerian children will end up dead this year from severe malnutrition and vaccine preventable diseases, experts have proclaimed.
This is despite president Buhari’s avowed promise that his government will ensure the provision of adequate healthcare delivery to Nigerians.
 

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