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By Ebuka Onyeji The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has commended the decision by other health workers under the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to shelve their nationwide strike after six weeks. While describing themselves 'leaders of the health sector', the doctors also demanded to play a part

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In the past few years alone, money and expertise have been invested into overcoming Nigeria’s position as the second largest contributor to maternal mortality worldwide, through initiatives such as the World Bank-supported Saving One Million Lives Initiative Program-for-Results project and the United Kingdom government-funded Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme. While

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“Many projects in our budget has not achieved the ultimate goal of helping the intended beneficiaries. it is not unusual to find in the budget proposal line items such as the procurement of ambulances, computers and accessories. This tradition of input based financing does not

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"You cannot do anything successfully in the health sector without teamwork. During the Ebola outbreak, everyone brought in what they had in experience, expertise, logistics, planning and so on" Olajide Idris-commissioner of health for Lagos state

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Nigeria’s government defied private-sector opposition to impose a new “sin tax” on Monday amid fears that growing tobacco and alcohol consumption could threaten a public health crisis. Ignoring a last-minute legal challenge, the country’s finance ministry announced that a rise in excise duties had finally come

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The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has shelved its planned strike. This was the decision reached at a scheduled meeting by the doctors which ended late on Saturday night. Hours after health workers under the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) suspended their nationwide strike after 44

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