Tag: Health law

The National Health Act

Posted by florida - December 11, 2014 - Blog
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The National Health Act has been ten years in the making, as chronicled in this Nigeria Health Watch piece written by Felix Abraham Obi. The harmonised version was passed by both the lower and upper house of the National Assembly and submitted to President Goodluck Jonathan for assent on October 28th 2014. After nearly two months of advocacy [...]

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#EbolaPolicyAdvocacySeries – Turning Ebola into an Opportunity for Public Health Law Transformation

Posted by florida - November 11, 2014 - Blog, EPAS Series
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On this week’s #EbolaPolicyAdvocacySeries, Dr. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia calls for the urgent need to transform Nigeria’s public health law.  WHO’s certification need not make Nigeria and Nigerians complacent, to develop a “no longer our problem” attitude we are pretty skilled in, eager to move on the other next sensation. We are not out of the wood [...]

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Introducing The Ebola Policy & Advocacy Series

Posted by florida - October 4, 2014 - Blog, EPAS Series
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Map by Anthony England (@EbolaPhone)

  2014 may go down in history as, amongst other things, the year Ebola ceased to be a Congo disease and became instead a global phenomenon. The disease has emphasized the fact that infectious diseases respect no boundaries and are incapable of drawing a distinction between races, or income brackets.  The ways in which countries have [...]

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Engaging Lawyers in the Fight against Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

Posted by - September 3, 2013 - Blog matenal

In June this year, Save the Children released their annual report, the State of the World’s Mothers Report, 2013. Unsurprisingly, Nigeria found itself near the bottom,the eighth worst place. According to that report, Nigeria was the 169th most unsafe place out of 176 countries surveyed in which a woman could give birth.   1 in 13 [...]

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APPRAISING THE LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR MATERNAL HEALTH IN NIGERIA – THE WAY FORWARD

Posted by - September 3, 2013 - Blog health

Introduction  The increasing fanciful terms used to describe the state of maternal health in Nigeria has and should become a cause of urgent concern for policy makers, stakeholders and other persons interested in the health, wellbeing and image of the most populous country in Africa. At a Millenium Summit held in New York, World Leaders [...]

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