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Press Conference to Commemorate Universal Health Coverage Day, Updates on Status of Primary Health Care in Niger State and Other PHC issues.

On the 12th December 2018 the State Advocacy Team on Primary Health Care Under One Roof Niger State addressed a press conference to commemorate the Universal health Coverage (UHC) Day at Minna, Niger State. The press conference had in attendance key stakeholders in the media industry and other CSO members. The Co-Chair of State Advocacy Team on Primary Health Care read the press statement during the event. The statement highlighted the Theme for year 2018 as “Unite for UHC: Now is the Time for Collective Action”.The press release enumerates on the importance of achieving UHC though proper implementation of health policies (e.g. Primary health Care Under One Roof), adequate health funding, investing in Human Resources for Health, health infrastructure development and political will towards prompt release in health budget to uptake health services. The statement applauds the state, local and federal government for initiatives that have moved towards supporting the productivity and advanc…

We are Marginalized

Am writing to appreciate united nation for some days selected to celebrate specific days.United Nation currently observe designated days, weeks, years for decades as mark particular events or topics in order to promote her awareness and action. United Nation has over 150 international days, used in celebrating one thing or others. It is loveable achievement and followed by the whole world. To this effect, I write to challenge the United Nation of marginalizing some important set of people/ sector. Series of United Nation agenda are championed by this set of people. They serve as the foot soldier, they equally till the ground for every agenda to make a better and conducive environment for the so called agenda and also comes in after the programme for sustainability. They balance both service provider and users, they mentor users and also bridge the gaps between policy makers and the masses. Every other sector were usually been celebrated by the whole world, leaving this particular set o…

30 THOUSAND BOTTLE OF CODEINE (COUGH SYRUP) ARE CONSUMED IN NIGER STATE DAILY AND ABOUT 3MILLION BOTTLE IN NIGERIA

The Development Initiative of West Africa DIWA, revealed that from research conducted in Niger state about 30 thousand bottles of codeine are consumed daily that is cough syrup and about 3million in Nigeria in order to make themselves high.

The alarming revelation was made during DIWA quarterly awareness program tagged #Ban Codeine in Naija, the sensitization awareness program organized to enlightened the general public was held at Islamic Education Trust IET, the Niger State DIWa chief Executive Officer Mallam Musa Mohammed El-Sani, stated that the cough syrup is mostly consumed by the Youth and women.

Mallam El-sani said the society is confronted with a painful antecedent of people consuming codeine to attain a certain high psychological and emotional status that is negative to the brain and body, El-Sani stressed that codeine had contributed to the high rise in crime, kidnapping, raping, terrorism and killings in the country.

In a video presentation, DIWA explained that the Pharmaceut…

Drug Abuse as a Manace in Nigeria

Honestly, Drug Abuse has become very popular trend among young people in Nigeria and
irrespective of the gender. And, the addiction poses a serious health challenge to users and also to our collective security and safety.
Sadly, and more worrisome is the lackadaisical attitude the authorities charged with the responsibility in curtailing and controlling the use and trafficking of those illicit drugs and other intoxicants are not doing much in this context. It just seems no one is in charge of the situation in Niger state.
Honestly, the open sells of such drugs and the ease at which the culprits obtain these items at free will should at least concern any right thinking individual and parents alike. This is not the Niger state that I was raised in and, one I envisioned as a child. I cherish a society that is free from all such vices that easily corrupts and the young ones are the easily swayed and the most gullible. As a matter of urgency, we must collectively do all we cou…

Press Conference to Commemorate Universal Health Coverage Day, Updates on Status of Primary Health Care in Niger State and Other PHC issues.

On the 12th December 2018 the State Advocacy Team on Primary Health Care Under One Roof Niger State addressed a press conference to commemorate the Universal health Coverage (UHC) Day at Minna, Niger State. The press conference had in attendance key stakeholders in the media industry and other CSO members. The Co-Chair of State Advocacy Team on Primary Health Care read the press statement during the event. The statement highlighted the Theme for year 2018 as “Unite for UHC: Now is the Time for Collective Action”.The press release enumerates on the importance of achieving UHC though proper implementation of health policies (e.g. Primary health Care Under One Roof), adequate health funding, investing in Human Resources for Health, health infrastructure development and political will towards prompt release in health budget to uptake health services. The statement applauds the state, local and federal government for initiatives that have moved towards supporting the productivity and advanc…