Report of 2017 AROCSA Conference – PACFAH

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

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.

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Diarrhoea, pneumonia leading killer diseases among children in Lagos— PSN-PACFaH

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.

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BREAKING: National Assembly Passes 2017 budget

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.

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National Assembly to increase Health budget to N1.1tr from N304bn

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.

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PACFAH Tasks Media to Actively Report Health Issues

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.
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2017 Health Budget: A Long Walk To Reaching the Global Target for Nutrition

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.

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