Commissioners strategise to revamp health sector
Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, the Nigeria Commissioners for Health Forum is strategising to rebuild the country’s health sector.
Again, to save Nigeria’s health sector!
A recent update by the President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Francis Faduyile that out of the 75,000 Nigerian doctors registered with NMA, over 33,000 have left the country, leaving behind only about 42,000.....
Nigeria’s health sector performance trailed behind other countries in 2019
When Nigerians welcomed the year 2019, they had high hopes and expectations of a better healthcare system, despite failures of the past years.Nigerians were optimistic of the fulfillment of the presidency’s promises to provide standard, quality, affordable and accessible healthcare....
Group laments deficiency in health sector, gathers petition online
A group under the aegis Volunteers Connect Initiative, has bemoaned the deficiency in the health sector, therefore launching an online petition seeking signatures to force the federal Ministry of Health to resuscitate the sector.
FG and another health sector plan?
Leaders at all levels in Nigeria should realise that citizens of this country should be tired of empty and unsustainable human development goals. There are no good hospitals in the country and education quality is embarrassing.
Africa’s public service and health sector brain drain
A report the other day by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation that Nigeria and other countries in Africa are losing about $2 billion annually via brain drain in the health sector is another badge of dishonour for a continent that has constantly been a symbol of shame and suffering.
Reps admit underfunding of health sector
The Chairman, House committee on Health Care Services, Chike John Okafor, has said the country’s health sector is grossly underfunded, even as he assured that the Legislature would advocate more funds. Okafor, who spoke, yesterday, in Abuja at a breakfast meeting with the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF), said: “Assisting and supporting healthcare delivery in…
Why health sector deserves big pie in 2017 budget
Nigeria, which served as the ‘declaration ground’, is far behind. Available records indicate that Nigeria’s allocation to its health sector hovers between four to six per cent of its national budget over the years.
Experts urge states to allocate 15 per cent of 2017 budget to health
As the federal and state governments fine-tune work on draft budgets for 2017, a call has gone out for a 15 per cent allocation to the health sector. States have been urged to borrow from Bauchi State...
Edo health sector in shambles, says Ize-Iyamu
The healthcare of Edo residents would be on the front burner if the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is elected as governor.