The Commissioner of Works and Strategy in Bayelsa State, Chief Mr. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has described the partnership between the Development Research and Project Center, (dRPC) and the National Association of Community Health Practitioners,(NACHPN) under the Partnership in Advocacy for Child and Family Health,(PACFaH@Scale) as a commendable step towards improving the nation’s Health sector.
The National Health Dialogue is a platform that brings together stakeholders in the Health and Development sectors to discuss the Challenges and Prospects of Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria.
DATE: AUGUST 24 ─ 25, 2017
Brief report on the just concluded AROCSA Conference is below.
Overview: Current global political trends such as Brexit in 2016, the surprising electoral upheavals across continents, a complex confluence of nationalist populism, and African countries backing out of the ICC, among others, give clear indications of a pushback to globalization, paving way for a radical shift in global politics. As members of the global community, African countries will be affected directly and indirectly, and so must begin to dialogue on how to engage in this new world order. Continue reading “Report of 2017 AROCSA Conference – PACFAH”
REPORT OF THE 2018-2020 MTEF CSO/MEDIA CONSULTATIVE SESSION; ABUJA JULY 27, LAGOS JULY 28
On the 27th of July 2017, the Ministry of Budget and Planning presented the findings of its draft mid term expenditure framework to civil society, private sector, the media and the General Public in Nigeria. The two ( 2 ) day event was scheduled for Abuja on the 27th of July 2017 and Lagos on the 28th July 2017.
Diarrhoea, pneumonia leading killer diseases among children in Lagos— PSN-PACFaH
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) Project in Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to increase the Health sector budget in 2017.
The National Assembly has passed the 2017 Appropriations Bill, raising the budget from N7.28 billion earlier proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari in December last year, to N7.44 trillion.
The Appropriations Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives separately presented their harmonised reports of the budget for consideration and subsequent passage on Thursday.
The budgetary allocation to the country’s health sector would be increased to 15 percent in line with the 2001 African Union Abuja declaration, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Lanre Tejuosho (APC, Ogun) said on Wednesday. Addressing newsmen on the budget of the Health sector in Abuja, he said the budget would be increased to enable the country’s address the challenges bedeviling the health sector.
The Partnership Advocacy for Child and Family Health, PACFaH, wants journalists in Nigeria to actively report issues surrounding the health budget and finance.
Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria, HERFON, Programme Officer on PACFaH project, Ms. Aanu’ Rotimi, told members of the Health Writers Association of Nigeria, HEWAN, during a symposium in Lagos recently, that regular reports would ensure deliberations on the health budget are kept on the front burner, and ensure government meets commitments towards adequate funding of the health sector.
Continue reading “PACFAH Tasks Media to Actively Report Health Issues”
There is strong evidence that shows very high economic returns for investing in nutrition. Not only are investments in nutrition one of the best values for money in relation to development actions, they also lay the groundwork for the success of investment in other sectors.
The Nigeria’s 8th National Assembly has demonstrated commitment towards putting an end to the deplorable state of Health in Nigeria, to save mothers and children from preventable deaths, and guarantee access to equitable, affordable and efficient health services for all the citizens.