‘Health Care Is a Human Right’ Say Nigeria’s Unions In West Africa Campaign

May 11, 2023 00:02:48
‘Health Care Is a Human Right’ Say Nigeria’s Unions In West Africa Campaign
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‘Health Care Is a Human Right’ Say Nigeria’s Unions In West Africa Campaign

May 11 2023 | 00:02:48

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Show Notes

  The Nigerian working group of a campaign led by the Organization of Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) is collaborating on a regional campaign demanding more investment by governments in the health of their citizens. OTUWA represents trade union national centers in the 15 West African countries comprising the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Addressing journalists at a public event in Abuja, Nigeria working group coordinator Dr. Ayegba Ojonugwa, last month warned that governments must increase health workers’ wages and improve their working conditions—including safety—to staunch the outflux of health workers from the beleaguered sector. “We are […]

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