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Coping with grief and loss without faces in Baga and Bama

Do you know the lady in the picture below? My guess is that you do not, and honestly, neither do I. I found her in one of the very few articles that has dealt with impact of the violence on innocent Nigerian families, who just happen to live in Northeast Nigeria, now also in Nasarawa. One cannot […]

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Saving 1 million lives in Nigeria

On the 16th October 2012, most people involved in maternal and child health in Nigeria gathered at the Banquet Hall of the presidential villa in Abuja to participate in a new initiative from the Minister of State for Health; Dr Muhammad Ali Pate – Saving one Million Lives, by 2015. Close followers of this blog […]

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Rest in Peace Dr Dantong, Chair Senate Committee on Health

Every time news comes of another tragic incident in our country Nigeria, we cry, shrug our shoulders and move on. The routine condolence messages are sent, a firm statement is made from the presidency, normally to the effect that government will leave no stone unturned in finding those that carried out the dastardly act, a high powered committee […]

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Good report – BUT how do we move from reports to impact

Every year our Federal Ministry of Health, and the multitude of development partners at its service produce hundreds of reports about their plans and activity. Most of these reports are hidden away on dusty shelves, deep inside websites that no one goes to. Many of the reports are poor and will not stand the scrutiny of enlightened […]