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The Midwives Service Scheme – an emerging success story

Yesterday was Mothering Sunday (8th May) in some countries among Christian communities (would it not be great if a common date was agreed across all countries)…..so we thought we should bring you the story of a scheme that is bringing hope to our mothers across Nigeria; the Midwives Service Scheme (MSS), managed by the National Primary Health care […]

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Reaction to "The Edge of Joy" – MUST READ!

The night we posted the last blog I got an email from a good friend in Lagos. I have not been able to get this out of my mind. I therefore asked him if I could share it with you. Sometimes when we write and advocate for a better deal for health and healthcare in […]

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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 […]