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Thought Leadership Series

Nutrition in Nigeria - What Gaps Persist? Highlights from an Interview with Shawn Baker, Chief Nutritionist for USAID

Shawn Baker, Chief Nutritionist for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was in Nigeria in September, and in an interview with Nigeria Health Watch, he shared his insights on Nigeria’s progress in ending malnutrition and offered key recommendations to bridge persistent gaps. Mr. Baker reflected on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and […]

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Thought Leadership Series

#OnlyOneEarth: Making Sustainable Living Our Only Option

Nigeria’s power situation has been at an all time low since the national grid collapsed early this year. A few days ago, Nathaniel Bassey, a Nigerian gospel music icon, shared an Instagram post with the caption, “Generator Empire”, the economic cost of running offices, businesses, and homes on generators. On Sunday, 5 June, we joined […]

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Thought Leadership Series

The True Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance: New Study has Major Implications for Nigeria

By Dr Abiodun Egwuenu (Lead Writer) Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership piece is a commentary on the Global Research on AntiMicrobial resistance (GRAM) Project written by Dr Abiodun Egwuenu, a Field Epidemiologist and Antimicrobial Resistance Programme Manager with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). It is the first comprehensive global estimate of the […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Focusing on the vulnerable to achieve UHC in Nigeria: Insights from a book launch

On September 14, 2021, Dr Charles Ezuma-Ngwu, launched a book titled ‘Universal Healthcare and Access to the Lower-income Population: An exploration of Capitation in Lagos, Nigeria’. A financial and budget analyst, Dr Ezuma-Ngwu wrote the book as an output from his PhD research to provide evidence that would encourage policy and action to deliver quality […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 30th September 2022

Reps ask FG to watchout for fresh Ebola outbreak. Smiles for Mothers continues its efforts in Kano, Lagos, and Niger States to ensure that women do not have to die from PPH. Nigeria lost $5.6billion to cancer in 2019 – Report. Depression, anxiety cost world economy $1trn. Nigeria to eradicate dog-mediated human rabies by 2030 –Minister. […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 29th September 2022

Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO), Abuja, September 30, 20222. Apply Health Officer, UNICEF, Borno. Apply Reproductive Health/Family Planning Analyst, United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA, Cross River, September 30, 2022. Apply Public Financial Management (PFM Advisor) – Consultancy, DAI, Bauchi. Apply Integrated PHC Advisor – IHP Nigeria, Palladium Group, Sokoto. Apply Skilled Birth Attendants, Sydani […]

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Torchlight Africa

Lessons from Dakar: How Peer Learning and Capacity Strengthening of CSOs Impacts Africa’s Development

At the Café De Rome Hotel, 350 meters from the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, academics, and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from across Africa congregated at the Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) conference. Throughout the two-day conference, they discussed how their work impacts the continent’s development, particularly, the various ways CSOs […]

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Community Health Watch

Spotlighting the Many Challenges at Dappo Primary Health Centre

The Primary Health Care (PHC) system is designed to meet more than 70 percent of an individual’s healthcare needs. What then happens to the individual who can’t access primary healthcare? This is the scenario for the people of Dappo, a rural community in Kontagora Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State, who do not have […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd September 2022

Uganda confirms seven cases of Ebola, one death. Alzheimer’s Disease: Five Things To Know. ‘Hospitals to provide immediate treatment’ – Lagos assembly passes accident victim bill. New Documentary Highlights Girl Child Concerns’ Work in Nigeria. Nigeria’s health system unfit for future global health emergencies – Survey. Why global leaders must give more attention to health […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 22th September 2022

Senior Program Officer, Health Systems Strengthening Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Abuja, Deadline October 6, 2022. Apply Consultant World Health Organization (WHO),Deadline September 27, 2022. Apply Mental Health Officer World Health Organization (WHO),Abuja Deadline October 2, 2022, Abuja. Apply Senior Child Health, Nutrition & Malaria Clinical Advisor Palladium Group, Abuja. Apply Health Officer, UNICEF, Deadline […]

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Thought Leadership Series

For Want of a Better Life: Still on Nigeria’s Medical Brain Drain

By Dr Tanimola Owolabi (Lead Writer) Editor’s Note: Dr Tanimola Owolabi is a senior registrar, Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a ‘Residency and Post Graduate Training Posting’ signed with the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Ilorin Teaching […]

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Torchlight Series

The Lagos State Ilera Eko Scheme: A Baseline Assessment to Strengthen Service Delivery in Health Facilities

By Beti Baiye and Thelma Thomas Abeku (Lead Writers) From establishing the National Health Scheme Act to improving upon it with the National Health Insurance Authority Act, Nigeria has made admirable giant strides towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Also commendable is the fact that achieving UHC is more than just a federal priority as […]

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Thought Leadership Series

A Strong Catalyst: Strengthening Primary Health Care through Local Government Reforms

By Sunday Ehigiator (Lead Writer) The local government system created in 1976 is still the closest form of government to the grassroots. However, historically, most Primary Health Centres (PHCs) managed at the local government level, are ill equipped to provide the required quality of care. While multiple programmes have been designed to improve access to […]

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Community Health Watch

Babban Rami PHC: Health Workers Need Support from the Government

Babban Rami, a rural community in Mashegu Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State, has a Primary Health Centre (PHC) that provides healthcare services to the community members and other surrounding settlements. However, the PHC is too small to meet the health needs of the teeming population in its catchment area. According to Mohammed Bello, […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th September 2022

End of COVID-19 in Sight, Says WHO Chief. NCDC, WHO Report: Nigeria leads in monkeypox deaths globally. How to achieve universal health coverage, reduce brain drain, by Oloriegbe. Nigeria Health Watch to host 8th edition of future of health conference. Breast implants linked to new cancer. Measles Kills 190 As 422 Nabbed Over Fake COVID-19 […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 15th September 2022

National Professional Officer (Nutrition), World Health Organization (WHO), Abuja, Deadline September 20, 2022. Apply National Professional Officer (Nutrition), World Health Organization (WHO), Abuja, Deadline September 20, 2022. Apply Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO), Deadline, September 27, 2022. Apply Public Health Specialist (Prevention), US Embassy, Abuja, Deadline October 20, 2022. Apply Talent Care Coordinator, US Embassy, […]

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Torchlight Series

Breaking Norms and Preventing Mother and Child Deaths Through Community Dialogues

By Bashar Abubakar and Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writers) Close to a hundred community members — men and women of various age groups — had assembled under two tents in front of the village head’s residence in Yakasai village, Soba Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. A woman in the community had died while giving birth, and the community […]