26 February 2020 The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) established in 1999 with the mandate of extending health insurance to all Nigerians by the year 2015. However, a few defects in the legal, institutional and operational frameworks of the Agency impeded this Universal Health Coverage (UHC) quest, such that naturally the 2015 target was invariably Read More

French climatologist Jean Jouzel    French climatologist Jean Jouzel says the swift global reaction to the coronavirus crisis may bode well for the climate as well: It shows that in a real emergency, nations have the means – and the will – to act. “It is just as urgent to tackle the climate problem,” he says. With Read More

10 April 2019 The 2019 general elections have come and gone. The political leadership of this country is in the process of setting an agenda for the next four years. This is a unique opportunity to raise the profile of the health sector among the political elite and push it to the top of government’s Read More

12 December 2019 As the World marks the 2019 Universal Health Coverage Day, Nigeria’s health situation calls for reflection, scrutiny and commitment to doing different things and doing things differently. The UHC Day celebration came few weeks after the release of 2018 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) report. The survey shows under performance of Read More

By Salisu Sani-Idris Abuja – The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu has assured that the FCT Administration would intensify commitment to ensure continuity and sustainability of all ongoing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) projects in the territory. In a statement by Special Assistant on Media to the Minister, Mr Austin Elemue, on Tuesday in Abuja, Aliyu gave the Read More

We conducted a country-specific political economy analysis (PEA) which aimed at situating fiscal justice and SRHR within an understanding of the prevailing political and economic processes. It include a robust gender analysis to highlight the ways in which women and girls are included and excluded, and the ways in which different forms of male privilege Read More

The overall objective of the technical support was to ensure that Nasarawa State Health Insurance Agency (NASHIA) has institutional capacity to expand access to essential care and provide health insurance for those seeking care in the State. The activities carried out include: Desk review of relevant documents of NASHIA to assess institutional capacity of the Read More

One of the discharged survivors who tested positive for coronavirus has recounted her experience inside the isolation centre in Lagos State after she was given a clean bill of health yesterday, March 30. The lady, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, Executive Director, StandtoEndRape, who wrote of her experience on her twitter handle, @AyodejiOsowobi, said she contracted the Read More

  By Dayo Johnson, Akure A Professor of Microbial Pathology/Infectious Disease, Michael Odimayo, has said that incorporating rotavirus vaccination into the National Programme on Immunization this year, will prevent about 160,000 childhood deaths annually in the country. Odimayo said this while delivering the first inaugural lecture themed: Turning the tides against infectious diseases: The microbial Read More

By Chioma Obinna Amidst the outbreak of Coronavirus disease, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, yesterday said deaths from the Lassa fever the outbreak in the country has hits 185. The Centre in its Weekly 13 situation report noted that Nigeria has been battling a Lassa fever outbreak since the beginning of the year with Read More

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