Ex-minister blames goverment for poor health care system

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Nigeria’s former Minister of Health, Professor Adenike Grange has blamed the Nigerian governments at all levels for the poor health care delivery system in the country.
Delivering a keynote speech at the 19th Professor Bassey Andah Memorial Lecture at weekend, Professor Grange said short life expectancy caused by high infant and maternal mortality rate is one of the major challenges facing the country’s healthcare delivery system.

Gombe Assembly to Mount Pressure on Executive to Release Health Funds in 2018

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Gombe State House of Assembly Committee on Health has vowed to vigorously mount pressure on the state’s executive arm for the timely release of funds in the execution of health programmes in the state come 2018.
Chairman of the committee, Dr. Usman Bature Gwani, stated this Tuesday when a Maternal Neo-natal Child Health (MNCH) advocacy team called on the committee to press for its commitment for adequate resource allocation and timely release of allocated funds to capital health projects in the health sector of the state in 2018.

Gombe: Group Advocate 15% Budget Allocation To Health Sector

Monday, October 9, 2017

Gombe State Accountability Mechanism for Maternal and Newborn and Child Health (GoSAM) has urged the state government to increase budget of Health sector from 8.5 to 15 percent based on the Abuja declaration in April 2001.
Hajiya Zariyatu Abubakar chairperson advocacy subcommittee GoSAM made the called in Gombe on Thursday when the group paid an advocacy visit to the state Ministry for Economic Planning.

Gov’t to commit N100m to child spacing services

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dr Hadiza Balarabe, Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has assured women in the state of a “truly free access” to child spacing services with effect from July.
Balarabe gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria, Kaduna State on Monday.
She spoke on the sideline of a three-day workshop on costed implementation plan for child spacing organised by Palladium and Pathfinder International to promote child spacing in the state.

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.

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.

Family planning is a remedy to maternal mortality- Expert

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am the chairman of Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP) in Nigeria which is an umbrella organisation of about 30 international organisations. Our responsibility is to do advocacy at the national level to make sure proper budgeting as released.

2017 Budget: Senate Committee Urges FG To Allocate N96bn For Malnutrition

Monday, December 5, 2016

Senate Committee on Health, on Monday, mandated the Federal Ministry of Health to propose N96 billion in 2017 budget for tackling acute malnutrition in the country.


It further stated that government might be compelled to declared a state of emergency on malnutrition in the country if adequate funding is not made available for the condition.


Chairman of the committee, Senator Olanrewaju Tejuoso  gave the directive at the committee’s “High Level Policy Dialogue on Nutrition” in Abuja.


National Health Act: NMA threatens legal action against FG

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has threatened to take legal action against the Federal Government for failing to include the provisions of the National Health Act (NHA) in the 2017 budget.


Dr Mike Ogirima, President of the association, hinted at a stakeholders’ advocacy and awareness walk for implementation of provisions of the NHA organised by NMA on Wednesday in Abuja.