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The Scorecard observed 2 financial indicators from 27 countries implementing GFF (Health Expenditure per Capita financed from Domestic Sources AND Ratio of Government Health Expenditure to Total Government Expenditure) as reported by the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children & Adolescents (GFF) 2018-2019 Annual Report with reference to the W.H.O Government Health Expenditure Database 2016


The Scorecard observed 2 financial indicators from 27 countries implementing GFF (Health Expenditure per Capita financed from Domestic Sources AND Ratio of Government Health Expenditure to Total Government Expenditure) as reported by the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) 2018-2019 Annual Report with reference to the W.H.O Government Health Expenditure Database 2016.

It provides simple information to civil society organizations at global, regional and country levels interested or involved  in deepening meaningful engagement and budget advocacy to promote accountability and transparency.


24th October, 2019

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Auwal Muhammad

At a one day post symposium meeting on the 19th October 2019 after a successful COPASAH Global Symposium in New Delhi that lasted from 15th to 18th October 2019, the Global Steering Committee has approved the nomination of Dr Aminu Magashi Garba as its Global Co-convener with immediate effect. Aminu will be working side by side with Professor Abhjit Das the current Global Convener over the next one year that will witness a successful transition of COPASAH secretariat from India to Africa.


4th October, 2019

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As we participate in the workshop for the 10 new GFF countries (Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia, Tadjikistan, Tchad, Pakistan, Zambia and Zimbabwe) (background presentations available here), we contemplate on the trajectory of Civil Society engagement since the start of the GFF.


8th September, 2019

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Ahead of the Global Meeting in Zambia, September 9 -11 2019, the Africa Health Budget Network Coordinator Dr Aminu Magashi Garba has passionately called on African Leaders including the African Union to increase annual budget expenditure for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Health Care Facilities. He also reiterated that WASH in healthcare facilities is a human right and it is now Three months on from 72nd World Health Assembly as we are all set to move from Resolution to Revolution #R2RWASHinHCF AND #WASHinHCF


20th August, 2019

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Updated Global Guidance/Essential List on Medicines Including HSC; AHBN commends WHO and calls on Africa to ensure transparent regulation

By Aminu Magashi Garba

The Africa Health Budget Network has commended the effort of the World Health Organization (WHO) for updating global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges. The AHBN has made reference to a News release by WHO on the 9th July 2019 about the new essential medicines and diagnostics lists published that day.


22nd July, 2019

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Written by By Aminu Magashi Garba  

Dr Aminu Magashi Garba the Coordinator of the Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) has called on the African Philanthropists and Business Community to raise specific funding and step up their contribution to the on-going Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)


16th July, 2019

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Philanthropies, non-governmental organizations, U.S. government agencies, financial institutions, corporations, universities, a Nobel laureate, a First Lady and the UN Secretary-General made history in global health — to ensure that every person, wherever they live, will receive healthcare at a hospital or health clinic where sustainable water, soap and toilets are available.


15th July, 2019

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Dr Aminu Magashi Garba nominated Board Member of PMNCH, a Global Multi-stakeholder Platform hosted by W.H.O

Dr Aminu Magashi Garba the coordinator of the Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) has been nominated as Board Member (alternate) of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) with effect from July 2019. The nomination was officially announced at the PMNCH’s 23rd Board meeting in The Hague, Netherlands on 10th July 2019.

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