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PUNCH Media Foundation: The Journey So Far…

Established in 2019 with the mission to stimulate a just, inclusive, and thriving civic space using the instrument of investigative and accountability journalism, public policy advocacy, and media development, PUNCH Media Foundation (PMF) has worked tirelessly to live out its…

Let’s walk you through our 2021

The year 2021 was an eventful and impactful one for us at the PUNCH Media Foundation (PMF). This is due, in part, to the introduction and commissioning of new projects and the modification of others towards driving sustainable social change,…

WHO’s three messages for 75th UN General Assembly

This is the full text of the World Health Organisation to the 75th UN General Assembly held virtually on Tuesday As the world comes together at an unprecedented virtual session of the 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA), WHO has three…

Creating a great polio legacy in the African region

“Could you patent the sun?” The acclaimed reply from Jonas Salk when asked whether he’d be patenting his breakthrough polio vaccine.  The poliovirus, which once killed or maimed hundreds of thousands of children every year and led to summertime lockdowns…

How government can help stop medical tourism

Medical tourism, a term used to describe trips abroad for medical treatment is a phenomenon that has plagued Nigeria for years. This phenomenon has been exacerbated over the years by the neglect of the nation’s health sector by successive governments. …

Kano’s gain from COVID-19 pains

Kano was in the news again last week, this time, for the right reason. The state was commended by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for its positive response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The NCDC singled out Kano for…

Fighting a pandemic without PPE

Over five months after the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria, health workers at the forefront of fighting the viral pandemic are still lamenting inadequate Personal Protective Equipment. Many people had expected that Nigeria will be in a good position to…