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Health Funding: Endless wait for Abuja on Abuja Declaration

When member countries of the African Union converged on Abuja in April 2001 to agree 15 per cent of their annual budget to the health sector, there was a victory dance across the African continent. However, the celebration that heralded that agreement was short-lived; 15 years down the line, only…

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Nigerian lawmakers, seeking expanded health budgeting, point at “bureaucracy” as obstacle

Nigerian legislators from the Senate and House Committees on Health, Appropriation, and National Planning who are attending a legislative retreat in Johannesburg, South Africa, on budgeting for health, remarked on Monday that bureaucracy is the key obstacle to implementing the mandatory 15 per cent budgetary allocation to the health sector.…