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‘Save The Children’ Seeks Better Environment For Nigerian Children

By Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria)– Deputy Country Director of Save the Children, a Non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria, Tunde Ojei, has advocated creation of better space and funding for children at IDPs camps, especially those in northeast Nigeria, describing hostile environment as big challenge militating against brighter future for the Nigerian child. “The future of the […]

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Nigeria: Governor Ganduje Signs ‘Kano State Health Trust Fund’ Into Law

By Iliya Kure Lagos (Nigeria) — Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, in northern Nigeria, has assented to the Kano State Health Trust Fund Law (KHETFUND). The Law is meant to provide sustainable financing window to the health sector in the state, to be funded via a monthly 5% deduction of the total revenue […]

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Nigeria: Gombe To Spend 8 Million Naira On Anti-snake Venom

By Ahmad Umar Gombe (Nigeria) — Gombe State Government, northeast Nigeria is to spend over 8 million naira on procurement of anti-snake venom . Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo stated this on Thursday at the fourth State Council on Health meeting organised by the state ministry of health in collaboration with international NGOs, Save the Children, MamaYe […]

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Nigeria: Gombe State Council On Health Brainstorms On Health Financing, Service Delivery

By Ahmad Umar Gombe (Nigeria) — Gombe state government, northeast of the country has organised a Council meeting on  enhancing the health care financing and support universal health coverage Speaking at the opening on Wednesday, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Hajiya Laraba Kawu  said the meeting was in collaboration with international NGOs, Save the Children, […]

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NIGERIA : Gombe State Assembly To Mount Pressure On Govt. Over Release Of 2018 Health Budget

By Ahmad Umar Gombe (Nigeria)– Gombe State, House of Assembly Committee on Health, north east of the country, has promised to mount pressure on the State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo on timely release of funds for the implementation of health programmes in 2018 The House Committee on Health, Usman Bature Gwani made the promise when […]

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Nigeria: Gombe State Takes Prevention Measures Against Monkey Pox

By Ahmad Umar Gombe (Nigeria) — Gombe State Ministry of Health in northeast of the country has sensitised religious and opinion leaders in the state, on the deadly Monkey Pox disease following the outbreak in Kano, northwest Nigeria The State Commissioner for Health, Kennedy Ishaya, who disclosed this while speaking with Journalists in Gombe on […]

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Egypt Is About To Launch Universal Health Coverage

By Joseph El-Cassabgui Egypt is about to offer all of its citizens health insurance for the first time in the North African country’s history. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail approved on Wednesday a new comprehensive health insurance bill after meeting with the Minister of Health, Ahmed Emad, to review final details of the law. The new […]

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Nigeria: Kaduna Community Cries Out Over Lack Of Access To Medical Facility, As Pregnant Women Board Tipper Trucks And Motorcycles To Reach Nearest Hospitals

By Ibrahim Yakubu , Kaduna (Nigeria) — Inhabitants, especially women of a seemingly forgotten community in Kaduna, north west Nigeria have cried – out for help, as they cover over 20 kilometers distance before getting access to medical facilities. Cikaji-Ruhoki is the village with a population of over 700 and situated behind Kukkumake town in […]

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