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Read the new National Health Bill

Quoting Prof Grange, our last Minsiter of Health:

“….the absence of a National Health Act to back up the National Health Policy has been a fundamental weakness which needed to be tackled frontally. This weakness means that there is no health legislation describing the national health system and defining the roles and responsibilities of the three tiers of government and other stakeholders in the system. This has led to confusion, duplication of functions and sometimes lapses in the performance of essential public health functions”

Thanks to Felix Obi, a strong supporter of this blog….we can now make available to you the new National Health Bill as passed by the Nigerian Senate.

The BILL is for your HEALTH. READ IT HERE!

Have a say, pass it round,….don’t leave it politicians…

ps…the bill will still be heard by the House of Representatives before it is sent to the president. It only becomes law when it passes these 2 stages.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead

By Chikwe Ihekweazu

Chikwe Ihekweazu is an epidemiologist and consultant public health physician. He is the Editor of Nigeria Health Watch, and the Managing Partner of EpiAfric (, which provides expertise in public health research and advisory services, health communication and professional development. He previously held leadership roles at the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the UK's Health Protection Agency. Chikwe has undertaken several short term consultancies for the World Health Organisation, mainly in response to major outbreaks. He is a TED Fellow and co-curator of TEDxEuston.

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