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Innovative Financing to Protect Public Health During a Pandemic

20 September 2022 By Anisa Ismail and Tan Yen Lian, Inter Press Service BANGKOK / PENANG, Sep 20 2022 (IPS) – Economic recovery since the COVID-19 pandemic has been uneven amidst a cautious loosening of restrictions. But even at the height of the pandemic, it was business as usual for the tobacco industry. Tobacco companies remain profitable, making US$

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Again, Nigeria gets it wrong on tobacco control funding

26 January 2021 Philip Jakpor, The Niche: Nigeria’s 2021 national budget has not disappointed pessimists. Like previous years public health was relegated to the back seat in terms of priority and funding. The breakdown of the approved budget shows that the health sector received only N547 billion (five hundred and forty-seven billion naira), representing about

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