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Health Thought Leadership Series

Report from the National Council on Health: A healthy population; the best insurance for the Nigerian economy to thrive

Once a year, the Minister of Health and his team meet with all the Commissioners of Health for the National Council on Health (NCH). This year, the Council deliberated, reviewing key health issues of national importance, between the 6th and 9th of November 2017. As provided for in the National Health Act (2014), this is […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 10 November 2017

Health sector an important driver of economic growth –Adewole. Kano Govt. releases N294m for treatment of malnourished children. This Day, 06 November 2017 Dangote Foundation pledges $100m to fight malnutrition. Nigerian government flags-off 2017/2018 measles vaccination campaign. Buhari orders health ministry to probe unknown killer disease in Jigawa. Alleged fraud at NHIS: Health Ministry warns agencies against flouting spending limits. Health […]

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Health Policy

Can this National Council on Health be the beginning of real change for the Nigerian Health Sector?

Editor’s Note: In this week’s Thought Leadership Piece, Felix Abrahams Obi, a health system research and policy analysis expert with the Health Policy Research Group of the University of Nigeria, writes about the Emergency Session of the National Council on Health that recently held in Abuja. A few hours after President Buhari launched the #ChangeBeginsWithMe […]

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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, […]