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Thought Leadership Series

Sin Tax: A Viable Means to Health Financing in Nigeria

Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is largely dependent on how a country finances its health system. Since the Abuja Declaration in 2001, Nigeria has been unable to allocate at least 15% of its national budget to health care therefore leaving the health system grossly underfunded. The health sector relies heavily on donor funding, meaning that […]

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Thought Leadership Series

We must bridge the funding gap for family planning in Nigeria’s 2021 budget

By Aloysius Ugwu and Gabriel Oke (Lead Writers) Jack Lew, former United States Secretary of the Treasury described a budget as ‘’not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations’’. Unfortunately, Nigeria’s health budget has poorly reflected the values and aspirations of its citizens. Healthcare financing in Nigeria has so far […]

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Thought Leadership Series

2020 Vision: A call to great exploits in Nigeria’s health sector

A new year is here, the end of one decade and the beginning of another, depending on where you place your marker. The year that passed witnessed some incredible moments in Nigeria’s health sector, and as we begin 2020, it’s important to reflect on what went well in 2019, and what we must look to […]

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Health Torchlight Series

Time to think differently about healthcare financing: The #BrainGain4Naija Workshop

How do you raise the funds you need to scale up a healthcare venture in Nigeria? How do health sector entrepreneurs attract investors and funders? How can government create an environment for investors to fund health care projects and where health innovations thrive in Nigeria? Nigeria Health Watch together with the World Bank Group put together […]

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Health

Medic West Africa brings leaders, financiers, innovators of healthcare together at 2016 Exhibition

Last week, Nigeria hosted the fifth edition of the Medic West Africa and MEDLAB West Africa Exhibition & Congress at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos. Organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions and Afrocet Ltd, the annual event is an opportunity for healthcare and medical laboratory professionals from West Africa and beyond to meet face-to-face […]