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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

Teaching Traditional and Missionary Birth Attendants to save Lives at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife

The usefulness of traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in contemporary times is a highly disputed subject. Many reasons have been given in support of TBAs and many against them. Supporters argue that a “severe shortage of trained and skilled health workers” is the main cause for poor maternal and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa. They point […]

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Nigeria Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

The Female Condom: Contraception for Her and Him

There are many reasons why women and men should advocate and use the female condom. Like the male condom, the female condom prevents unwanted pregnancy and protects from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) such as HIV. In addition, the female condom gives women the option to take contraception into their own hands and allows men to […]

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Nigeria Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

SURE-P MCH: Fighting for the Life of every Mother and every Child

Following the feedback from our story on the work of Pro Health International, we realised that very little is known by many Nigerians on what is going on in various parts of the health sector in Nigeria. We will be visiting many of these projects and programmes in the next few months to bring these […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

Do medical missions really help? We joined Pro Health International on one to find out.

Medical missions have grown in relevance in Nigeria over the past 20 years. This is largely as a consequence of the failure of the health system to serve the poor. In the conventional sense, medical missions usually involve a group of physicians and other health workers travelling to a foreign country for the purpose of […]

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Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

NOIPolls – Asking Nigerians what they Think about Everything, including their Health

Did you hear that smoking in public places is now banned in Lagos? According to a recent poll conducted by NOIPolls, nine out of ten Nigerians support this law, which is aimed at protecting their health from second-hand smoking. “And this result of our poll might be used to support the expansion of the anti-tobacco […]

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Rumors of Ebola in Nigeria: the blind leading the blind?

The piece below was contributed by Anja Choon, who is joining the Nigeria Health Watch Team. The Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa is currently (i.e. in March and April of 2014) in the news. The information one gets in Nigeria is however worryingly little and vague, sometimes simply false. As early as 22 […]