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Senate Backs NILS On Special Funding For Health In 2017

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The National Assembly yesterday declared its support for a report by the National Institute Legislative Studies (NILS), requesting for special funding for maternal and child health in the 2017 budget.

At a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives yesterday, the lawmakers advised the Federal to earmark funds for the training of healthcare workers across the country as means of improving health care services in Nigeria.

Anxiety over 2016 health budget

Monday, March 21, 2016

In a matter of days, as promised by the senate president, the breakdown of the amended 2016 appropriated bill will be made public. This will include details of how the N257 billion health allocation will be spent, the exact amount set aside for maternal, new born and child health and how adequate this will be for the task of protecting the rights to health and life of women and children in the country.

The Long Walk to Delivery

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

For pregnant women and nursing mothers in Ilashe community, Lagos State, it takes them more than three hours by speedboat to access a not-up-to-standard maternal clinic for pre and post-natal health care Rebecca Ejifoma reports

It was a Tuesday morning. A handful of health journalists voyaged through water to Ilashe community in Lagos State. We sailed for a about 45 minutes then alighted and trekked to Ilashe community in less than 10 minutes.

Health budget controversy: Stakeholders demand inclusion of 1% consolidated revenue

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Stakeholders have called for the inclusion of 1% consolidated federal revenue to fund primary health care (PHC) in the new version of the 2016 health budget to be submitted to the National Assembly, saying the budget ought to respond to the needs of the people and national health priorities. It will be recalled that the Health Minister, Prof.