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The Need for Access: Is Nigeria failing persons living with disabilities?

“I want everyone to remember, to reflect, that they are one fall away from being a person with a disability. How would you want to be treated?” — Dr. Stella Iwuagwu, Executive Director, Centre to the Right for Health. In January 2019, Blessing Mary Ocheido, Pharmacist and Founder of Ramp Up Nigeria wrote to a bank, sharing […]

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Neonatal Health: Are Nigeria’s newborns being left behind?

Hussein (not real name) was born preterm at 27 weeks, weighing about half a kilogram (0.5kg). Hussein’s mother did not get to see her son until 12 hours after his birth, and when she did, he was covered in tubes, fighting for his life in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with the help of […]

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Report from the National Council on Health: A healthy population; the best insurance for the Nigerian economy to thrive

Once a year, the Minister of Health and his team meet with all the Commissioners of Health for the National Council on Health (NCH). This year, the Council deliberated, reviewing key health issues of national importance, between the 6th and 9th of November 2017. As provided for in the National Health Act (2014), this is […]