January 23, 2019

A New Strategy in Nigeria: Why Donors Should Invest in Accountability

Editor’s Note: This op-ed from Adam Talsma was recently published on Nigeria Health Watch. 


The key to improving health care in Nigeria is not necessarily better doctors, more advanced medicine, or technological advances. It’s better governance.

Dr. Mike Adeyemi-Lawal made this point clearly in a recent Thought Leadership piece, in which he encourages politicians to commit to tangible health goals—and encourages citizens to hold them accountable….

In the work of holding government actors to their promises, citizens have an important ally: International donors. Many donors have long invested in Nigeria’s health sector and created positive outcomes. Now, to create lasting impact, donors have an important opportunity to shift strategy. To ensure everyone can access the health, education, and other services they need to thrive, more donors need to …

Read the full op-ed on Nigeria Health Watch:


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