MNCH2: Leveraging Community Structures to Improve Demand and Uptake for RMNCH services in Kano

Maternal and neonatal mortality remains a huge challenge in the quest for achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in northern Nigeria and particularly in Kano state, which accounts for a significant percentage of the  high indices of maternal mortality in Nigeria. Community members being sensitized on the importance of accessing reproductive maternal and child healthcare (RMNCH)…

CISLAC bemoans Nigerian government’s slow response to famers-herders conflict

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has condemned in totality the ongoing herders-farmers conflicts in parts of Nigeria and bemoans the “seeming slow and inefficient” response of the Nigerian government to the crisis calling on the need for the government to become “more alert, sensitive and holistic” in addressing not just the current threats…

Passage of PIB bills: CISLAC commends Nigeria’s House of Reps, calls for the passage of outstanding PIG Bills

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has commended Nigeria’s House of Representatives for the recent passage of the “much awaited Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill (PIGB)”. This was contained in a statement signed by Auwal Ibrahim Rafsanjani, executive director of CISLAC and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. Auwal Rafsanjani, CISLAC’s executive…

Mitchell Toomey: “SDGs not match for ambitions of world’s young people”

Mitchell Toomey is the global director of the United Nations SDG Action Campaign, a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), mandated to support the UN system-wide and the Member States on advocacy and public engagement in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Mitchell Toomey, Global Director, UN…

SUCCESS STORY: Kano State Launches Health Sector Task Shifting & Sharing Policy (TSSP)

The Executive Governor of Kano State His Excellency (Dr) Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Sunday November 5, 2017, formally launched the Kano State Health Sector Task Shifting & Sharing Policy (TSSP) in a ceremony that took place at the Kano State Government House and was attended by key stakeholders in the state’s health sector including development…

Kano State Launches Health Sector Task Shifting & Sharing Policy (TSSP)

The Executive Governor of Kano State His Excellency (Dr) Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Sunday November 5, 2017, formally launched the Kano State Health Sector Task Shifting & Sharing Policy (TSSP) in a ceremony that took place at the Kano State Government House and was attended by key stakeholders in the state’s health sector including development…

The OGP process and the quest for achieving the SDGs in Nigeria

 If effectively implemented, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) process will make governance more participatory, transparent and accountable in African countries as enshrined in Goal 16 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)   President Muhammadu Buhari (middle) speaking   at the London Anti-Corruption Summit on 12th May, 2016, after which Nigeria formally requested to join…

‘Nigeria’s political terrain discouraging youth participation in governance’

Nigeria’s political terrain has been described as discouraging to youth’s participation in governance processes  hence the low participation of Nigerian youth in political governance, even though thy constitute almost half of the country’s over 180 million population, says Murtala Adogi Mohammed, a youth development specialist. Murtala Adogi Mohammed Mohammed who was one of the speakers…

CISLAC lauds renovation of dilapidated Dausara healthcare facility

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has commended the on-going effort by the Kano State Government in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to renovate the dilapidated Dausara primary healthcare (PHC) facility, in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano state, which had for a long time suffered neglect, rendering the facility monumentally inefficient…

Priscilla Achakpa: “Gender mainstreaming critical for the success of SDGs in Africa”

Dr Priscilla Achakpa is the executive director of the Women Environmental Programme (WEP), one of 6 regional women and gender networks implementing the Women2030 project aimed at gender mainstreaming in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals across the world Priscilla Achakpa: “Gender mainstreaming critical for the success of SDGs in Africa”       Photo: …