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Implementing Nigeria’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax to Harness Domestic Resources for Health

In 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria introduced a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) tax. It is embedded in the Finance Act of 2021, which levies a ₦10 tax on each litre of all non-alcoholic and sugar sweetened carbonated drinks. Fiscal policies like this can help curb the excessive consumption of sugars as was seen in Mexico, […]

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Nigerian health policy makers gather in Sokoto for the 58th National Council on Health

Once every year, the Ministers of Health, leaders of all the health parastatals, and the commissioners of health and their teams gather to agree and harmonise health policy for the Federal Republic. It is the highest policy making body in the health sector for the country. So between the 7th and 11th of March 2016, […]