Who We Are

Nigeria Health Watch is a not-for-profit health communication and advocacy organisation that seeks to advocate for better health for Nigerians. We have worked to actively engage and support the government in raising awareness and increasing knowledge on a wide range of health issues in Nigeria.

We aim to hold duty bearers accountable for delivering affordable and quality healthcare to Nigerians. The unique capacity of Nigeria Health Watch lies in the combination of its communication and health expertise, which enables the organisation to provide solutions for evidence-based communications and advocacy in the health sector.

Our Vision

Nigeria Health Watch is committed to working with stakeholders, through advocacy to realise its vision of a Nigeria where all people, irrespective of income have access to improved and affordable quality health care.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that Nigerians have the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions about their health. We seek to advocate for improved access to health services at the federal and state level, promoting transparency and health reform where needed. Nigeria Health Watch aims to achieve this mission through informed commentary, effective advocacy, education, health information dissemination and policy recommendation.

Our History

"Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
Henry Ford


8th Nigeria Health Watch Future of Health Conference themed "The Political Economy of Health: Investing in the Future of Nigeria".


Launch of the Solutions Journalism Africa Initiative (SJAI) in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network, highlighting some of the most important innovations and initiatives driving improvements in the Nigerian health sector.


Nigeria Health Watch gets its first of major projects from the United Nations (UN) as UNICEF engages it to conduct advocacy for malnutrition prevention in three states in North West Nigeria.


The Co-curator of Nigeria Health Watch, Dr Chikwe is appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in August 2016 and resigns from the management of Nigeria Health Watch to join the board.


The first Future of Health conference, "Defining the Health Sector of our Dreams in Nigeria" is held in Abuja in June 2015, just prior to the entry of a new government in Nigeria.


The Health Watch Foundation is formally registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).


Nigeria Health Watch gets its first funded project, a small grant from with Christian AID to conduct a feasibility study on community health insurance in Nigeria.


First ever blog "Another Measles Outbreak"" published on the Nigeria Health Watch blog page on the 19th June 2007 on "Blogger" new google platform for blogs, and Nigeria Health Watch has never stopped providing the very best editorial content out of the Nigerian health sector since.