USAID-Supported FundTB Project Seeks Policy Changes For Improved Interventions

85 A unique dimension of the project is that it will also work with the private sector to attract funding for improved TB services. By TheInvestigator  Policy Alert together with four other organisations have commenced the implementation of a project geared towards enhanced and sustainable service delivery through increased domestic investment for Tuberculosis (TB) interventions […]

May 27, 2024

Enough Talk, Where’s The Walk? Ending The Rhetoric On Sickle Cell Bills Implementation BY MARIYA BAGUDO

269 Despite these profound impacts, Nigeria’s response to the sickle cell crisis has been inadequate. Nigeria stands as the global epicenter of sickle cell anaemia, with an alarming annual birth rate of 100,000 to 150,000 affected children. This figure represents 33% of the global total, highlighting a severe health crisis that demands urgent and comprehensive […]

March 12, 2024

“We Can’t Get Help Here”: Abenyo’s Health Centre A Symbol Of Nigeria’s Failing Primary Care

426 Pregnant women forced to travel long distances for medical care, risking complications. By Violet Ikong Abenyo, is one of the communities that make up Calabar Municipality, Cross River State. Though located in the state’s capital, the community suffers from government neglect, which is evident even in its primary healthcare. Like many communities across Nigeria, […]

Trusted Healer Vs. Government Policy: Assiga New Town Fights For Local Deliveries

522 This report highlights the challenges faced by the Patapata Health Post in Assiga New Town, Cross River State after a government directive restricted deliveries at the facility. By Archibong Jeremiah Patapata Health Post in Assiga New Town, Yakurr Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State serves five communities – Lefanghi, Okwalike, Patapata, Ikwekali, […]

February 25, 2024

Alert: Cross River Government Warns Of Suspected Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Outbreak

304 They are spread by contact with infected animals, people, or insects. Examples include Ebola and yellow fever. By TheInvestigator Cross River State Government has warned about a possible outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever in old Ndebeji, Akamkpa Local Government Area. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Henry Ayuk said in Calabar on Saturday, noting […]

February 24, 2024

Special Report: Agoi Ekpo Community Struggles For Quality Healthcare As Akarukpat PHC Lacks Manpower, Drugs, Wards

405 Located at Ekporoden, after the Government’s Migrant and Technical College, the facility has no water within but solely depends on rain and a running stream over 2 kilometers away. By Archibong Jeremiah In this special report, Archibong Jeremiah of TheInvestigator chronicles how Agoi Ekpo Community in Yakurr LGA, Central Senatorial District of Cross River […]

January 4, 2024

Delta: Mother Of Quadruplets Held In Hospital Over N4m Bill

364 “The doctors and other workers at the hospital have been very considerate, as they have not evinced any traits of inhumanity towards the family…” By Dele Ogunyemi, Punch Newspaper After waiting in the Lord for the fruit of the womb for 12 years, a housewife in Delta State has been delivered of a set […]

December 16, 2023

Senate President Akpabio Confirms SaharaReporters’ Report, Admits To Slumping After His Birthday Colloquium In Abuja

366 By SaharaReporters Senate President Godswill Akpabio has admitted that he slumped after his birthday colloquium in Abuja, as reported by SaharaReporters. Sources told SaharaReporters on Thursday that the Senate President earlier slumped at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and was rushed to the hospital. President Bola Tinubu and other dignitaries had gathered at […]

November 20, 2023

WHO Donates Lab Commodities, Others To Cross River Government

623 By Blueprint Newspaper The World Health Organisation (WHO) has donated laboratory commodities, surveillance and data tools to Cross River State Government to strengthen surveillance systems, improve routine immunisation and other primary healthcare services across the State. WHO State Coordinator in Cross River, Dr. Ibrahim Salisu, while handing over the items to the Commissioner, Ministry […]

October 23, 2023

How Multi-Million-Naira Contracts Awarded By Cross-River Government Fail To Deliver On Promised Care

376 Amid the award of multimillion-naira contracts, essential healthcare services remain out of reach for many people in Cross River State communities. Primary health care projects, initially promising, now stand incomplete, leaving residents without crucial care. The Parchment’s investigation by Jimmy Jackson, exposes a disturbing pattern of mismanagement, non-execution, and opacity in the state procurement […]

October 4, 2023

For Having Cerebral Palsy, Mother Abuse Son, Denies Him Treatment

833 By TheInvestigator Blessing Okechukwu, mother of twin boys, has hidden her son away from treatment. One of the twins was diagnosed with cerebral palsy but is nowhere to be found to commence treatment.  During a medical examination at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) Samuel (not his real name) was discovered to have […]

October 2, 2023

Fake Nigerian Activist, Gwamnishu Resigns From His One-Man NGO, Claims He’s In Financial Crisis, Mentally Unstable As He Begs Public For Donations To Further Scam People

529 By SaharaReporters A Delta State-based, self-proclaimed human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, has declared that he is in “serious debt” and not mentally stable. Gwamnishu contested to become a member of the Delta State House of Assembly as a candidate of the Labour Party in the March 18, 2023 legislative election but lost. In a […]

September 22, 2023

Health Care: Cross River Seeks Closer Collaboration With USAID

151 By Asare Asare, Daily Post The Government of Cross River State has restated its desire to closely collaborate with the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, in order to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Commissioner for Health, Dr. Henry Egbe Ayuk disclosed this when the USAID team visited him in his office […]

September 20, 2023

INVESTIGATION: Under Gov. Ayade, Cross River Government Awarded 36 Contracts From World Bank Grant In Dubious Manner

1,325 By Archibong Jeremiah The management of the Cross River State College of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences, Itigidi, in Abi Local Government Area, LGA, Cross River State, met the proverbial “judgment day” on Thursday, June 1, 2023, precisely at 9:55 AM. The Registrar, Chief Aji Eko who was on his way to catch up with […]