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In February 2017 the Nigerian government approved the second National Strategic Health Development Plan (NSHDP II). Announcing the policy, Isaac Adewole, the minister of health, said that a technical working group headed by his predecessor, Eyitayo Lambo, had identified the key challenges and mistakes of the past in order to reposition the...

 

In a developing country with high rates of both communicable and non-communicable diseases, the provision of primary health care (PH) is imperative. PH focuses on the treatment and prevention of the most common diseases – such as malaria and tuberculosis – as well as maternal and child care, health education and the provision of essential...

 

Demographic booms come with both opportunities and challenges. Emerging countries with young populations can see a rise in economic growth; however, the so-called “demographic dividend” is contingent on the provision of ample jobs for a growing working population and the ability of workers to meet the demands of the labour market. With 43% of...

 

If Nigeria is to come to grips with its high youth unemployment rate, which reached 24% in mid-2016, the development of skills and core competencies in fields relevant to the country’s development is crucial. In recent years the government and private sector have increasingly cooperated on vocational training, but higher funding and a long-...

 

Thailand’s educational system has a fairly well evolved curriculum, having gone through three major rounds of reform in recent decades, and it is generally regarded as sound. Analyses by UNESCO and others suggest that in terms of approach and theory, it is very much the same as the curricula utilised in Asian nations with highly successful...

 

Selected headline numbers generated by the Thai education sector have been encouraging. The country has a high rate of literacy, an increasing number of top-rated universities, long school-life expectancy, a strong history of education and a large education budget. Globally and regionally, it compares well by these measures. The country also...