Our Story

Nigeria Health Watch uses informed advocacy and communication to influence health policy and seek better health and access to healthcare in Nigeria. We seek to amplify some of the great work happening in the health sector, challenge the bad, and create a space for positive ideas and action. Through its various platforms, Nigeria Health Watch provides informed commentary and in-depth analysis of health issues in Nigeria, always in good conscience. We are not afraid to take on the difficult topics that many commentators choose to ignore. Our reach is wider than ever and our “voice” is recognised across the sector as a strong advocate for the improvement of the health of our people.

Why it Matters...

Health issues remain a mystery to most Nigerians and hardly feature in the media. People lack the information to choose effective health services or demand for quality improvement. While the Nigerian population has become ever more sophisticated in demanding and driving improvement in the banking, telecommunications and other sectors, this is not the cases in the health sector. We believe that the major reason for this is a lack of usable information. There are no specialised providers of information, news and knowledge aimed at meeting the health information needs of Nigerians; for health professionals as well as industry in Nigeria. Through our different platforms, we deliver high quality, thoroughly researched reporting on health. We use the power of stories to put a face to the health issues that affect peoples’ lives.

The Team

Vivianne Ihekweazu

Vivianne Ihekweazu

Managing Director

Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor

Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor

Director of Policy and Advocacy

Christopher Nnaji

Christopher Nnaji

Director of Finance and Administration

Ikemefuna Igwe

Ikemefuna Igwe

Production Coordinator

Aloysius C. Ugwu

Aloysius C. Ugwu

Programme Analyst

Bashar Abubakar

Bashar Abubakar

Health Journalist

Ugonna Ofonagoro

Ugonna Ofonagoro

Research Manager

Dara Ajala-Damisa

Dara Ajala-Damisa

Programme Manager

Thelma C. Thomas

Thelma C. Thomas

Health Events Manager

Thomas Habila

Thomas Habila

Admin and Finance Assistant

Olubunmi Oyebanji

Olubunmi Oyebanji

Programme Manager

Atinuke Akande-Alegbe

Atinuke Akande-Alegbe

Communications Manager

Adaobi Ezeokoli

Adaobi Ezeokoli

Editor-In-Chief

Chibuike Alagboso

Chibuike Alagboso

Health Journalist

Beti Baiye

Beti Baiye

Programme Manager

Ibukun Oguntola

Ibukun Oguntola

Progamme Officer

Samuel Gada

Samuel Gada

Graphics Designer

Patience Adejo

Patience Adejo

Programme Coordinator

Michael Atima

Michael Atima

Social Media Analyst