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Aids and Power Transition in United State of America, a Threat to Developing Countries or Blessing?

United State of America Foreign office in Nigeria has spent NGN461bn ($1.5b) on aid to Nigeria since 2009 with over 60 percent spent on Health and Economic Development. With the present deplorable state of health care facilities in the country and the recent political transition in the USA where Donald J. Trump was elected, hope the change won’t affect aid in the country. If aid to the country should continue, would Trump request for an account of how the past aid was spent, would Nigerian government be comfortable with aids from President Trump will Trump presidency continue aid to...

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The Curious Case of #Water Projects in #Nigeria

According to data retrieved from the International Aid Transparency Initiative, NGN47 billion will be spent in 2016 to provide water in various communities in Nigeria , while  NGN46 billion in the “capital budget” of the Ministry of Water Resources is also to provide water. With all these funds, it’s uncertain if Nigerians do have access to...

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#DevelopOkengwe – Tracking $1.5 Million for Equipping Primary Health Care Facilities in Kogi State With Attention To Okengwe of Okene Local Government

In Kogi State, North Central Nigeria, we have a campaign hashtagged #DevelopOkengwe. We are tracking the US$1.5 million released by the World Bank, in its Saving One Million Lives (SOML) Project with the Federal Ministry of Health to the Kogi State Government, while advocating for the refurbishment of the PHC located in Okengwe, Okene LGA of Kogi State. The facility serves more than 300 patients in a month and has 1 Community Health Extension Worker, Midwife and health assistant. In addition, it has no skilled birth attendant and water supply.

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#RevampSekona – Tracking $1.5 Million for Equipping Primary Health Facilities in Osun State

On July 20th, 2016, The Federal Government of Nigeria through its ministry of health launched Saving One Million Lives Program for Results (SOML-P for R). The program is focused on improving maternal and child health care at the state level. The state of Osun is part of the state whose funds has been disbursed for the SOML initiative which we believe the Model Primary Health Care Center Sekona of Ede South Local Government should be attended to as a matter of urgency.  Sekona is a village which is located at Ile – Ife/Odeomu Expressway. The Model Health Care Centre...

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#EquipKantudu – Tracking NGN 137 Million to Equip the Health Center at Kantudu

On September 2, 2016 the government of Kano, approved 137 million for the renovation of PHCs in Filin Mushe, Gwale and Makoda LGA of the state. Kantudu in Makoda LGA of Kano State has a  primary health care centre that serves 2,500 people, all coming from 13 surrounding villages. The primary health care (PHC) was built 5-6 years ago as the senatorial project for Makoda LGA. The PHC has one male and female ward, which are not presently functioning. There is only three staff with one community health worker. The PHC classified has a general hospital, with no emergency...

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