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MTN Foundation, PSHAN to Build 52 Pry Health Centres Nationwide

MTN Foundation and Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN), have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to deliver 52 primary healthcare centres across the country. The partnership would further deliver additional 40 qualitative and affordable PHCs in 200 communities by June 2024. Signing the agreement held at MTN Atlantis office in Lagos, Prince Julius …read more →

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EU Plans $22.7 billion Transport Network, Other Projects Across Africa

The European Union (EU) is working on a €20 billion ($22.7 billion) financing package to support African transport networks, as well as energy, digital, education and health projects to counter China’s reach in the continent. Member states, a Bloomberg report disclosed, however, have yet to commit to financing the infrastructure plans, according to officials familiar …read more →

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AfDB Outlines New Health Infrastructure Strategy

Vice President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Beth Dunford, has outlined the details of a new strategy that seeks to boost access to health services across the continent. Currently in the consultation phase, the strategy entails policy dialogue and technical assistance on effective financing strategies, including expanding health insurance. Its implementation will boost …read more →

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WTO Head Says South Africa, Senegal, Rwanda And Nigeria Considered as Vaccine Production Hubs

Zurich (Reuters) – Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to help create regional vaccine manufacturing hubs in South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda, with Nigeria under consideration, World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said. “We have now seen that over-centralization of vaccine production capacity is incompatible with equitable access in a crisis …read more →

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India Plans $6.8 Billion Program to Boost Health Infrastructure

India is considering offering as much as 500 billion rupees ($6.8 billion) of credit incentives to boost health care infrastructure in the nation hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The program will allow companies to access funds for ramping up hospital capacity or medical supplies with the government acting as a guarantor, said the people, who …read more →

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Sanwo-Olu to Commission Health, Housing Infrastructure Projects in Badagry

The historic town of Badagry will soon host the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as he is set to commission Housing and Health projects in furtherance of his administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda. Mr. Governor will open the Affordable Public Housing Scheme in Idale, Badagry. The scheme, which has 252 units of two-bedroom bungalows, was built …read more →

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Afreximbank, ITFC Partner to Create Standards Ahead of AfCFTA

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) have said that they have partnered with the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) to launch a new Arab-Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) initiative called the Harmonisation of Standards for Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices in Africa. The partnership is expected to promote the …read more →

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Corona virus: Lagos Nigeria develops Blueprint for Healthcare Infrastructure

As part of efforts towards improving health service delivery in Lagos, the State Government has engaged a consultant to develop blueprints for healthcare infrastructure across primary, secondary and specialist facilities. The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this today at the Lagos State Council on Health Meeting, noted that the blueprints will …read more →

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Tele-healthcare Will Boost Nigeria’s Rural Health Infrastructure – Iguve

The Managing Director, Pre Diagnosis International, Dr. John Iguve, has advised Nigeria’s public healthcare managers and organisations to embrace modern tele-healthcare model, if they are desirous of reviving the country’s dilapidated health infrastructure. Reacting to plan by the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN) to build new Primary Health Centres across the 774 Local …read more →

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ECA Launches Africa Communication and Information Platform (ACIP) for Health and Economic Action

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a ground breaking mobile based public communications platform to provide more than 600 million users across the continent with the latest public health advice. At an Online Live Event hosted by the Commission, it said that the  Information Platform will also furnish national and regional COVID …read more →