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

Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals on Tuesday told  the Federal Government  to pay  health workers fighting the spread of coronavirus  N100,000 special  hazard allowance. The union also demanded  life insurance cover for health workers.  In a statement jointly signed by the National President of the union, Dr Obinna Ogbonna, and Read More

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 24 2020 (IPS) – The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is hard to predict as events are still unfolding, and estimates vary dramatically. UNCTAD estimates lost output in the order of US$1 trillion, just over a third of Bloomberg’s expectation of US$2.7 trillion in losses. The OECD expects global economic growth to halve from already Read More

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