Author: Morenike

Buhari’s visit to America still haunts me till today


President Buhari’s visit to the United States to meet and talk with President Trump was televised. The image of President Buhari still haunts me till today. The deal he struck also haunts me. Having engaged on many fronts with ‘white’ leaderships, President Buhari’s posture looked very much like someone who was overwhelmed by his host.

As 2018 Civil Society Accountability Forum in Nigeria holds in December, can government be accountable to its promises?


The 2018 edition of the Civil Society Accountability Forum is scheduled to hold on the 14th and 15th of December, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme for this year’s conference is “Domestic Resource Mobilisation: Public and Private Sector Investment”. The government – national, state and local – is expected to discuss domestic financing of the HIV response in Nigeria

Preparing for the HIV Vaccine Awareness Day in Nigeria


By Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan The New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), in partnership with her media partners, is preparing to celebrate the HIV Vaccine Awareness Day with a big bash. First, NHVMAS is working with its media partners, POSTERITY MEDIA, to celebrate the festival of blogs. On the 18th of May, POSTERITY MEDIA shall be publishing all the press

Nigeria’s CCM: Peer review forum demands better performance


By Olayide Akanni, Martin-Mary Falana, Ifeanyi Orazulike and Morenike Folayan    Members of the Peer Review Forum, a civil society-led advocates group that seeks to promote accountability in the HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria responses in Nigeria, have called for better performance of Nigeria’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM).  The forum made the call during its planning meeting

Profit and losses in the research enterprise: What difference can HIV prevention research efforts make?


In the last several decades, there have been huge investments in the HIV prevention research enterprise. There have been investments on HIV research through the National Institute of Health (NIH), the European Union, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a host of other donor agencies. These investments run into billions of dollars annually. Read Article

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