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What’s Next for Global Health Security? Key Takeaways from the Global Health Security Conference on Building Back Better

A team from Nigeria Health Watch attended the Global Health Security Conference 2022 in Singapore. This article highlights key takeaways from the conference on what the world needs to do to prepare for the next pandemic, as well as lessons for Nigeria to #BuildBackBetter post COVID-19. As the world moves towards recovery from the COVID-19 […]

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Monkeypox - When the World Did Not Listen to Nigeria

Again, the world is paying attention to another infectious disease outbreak. This time it is monkeypox, a rare disease that many people may never have heard about, until recently. Named after a well-known primate — monkeys, due to the early origins of the disease. Its re-emergence and spread to many countries across the world has led to […]

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FCT Health Insurance Scheme: Redefining Ways to Target the “Missing Middle”

“Enrolling people into insurance schemes is not easy, considering the fact that you are asking people to come and pay for health when they are not sick” — Dr Ahmed Danfulani, Director/CEO FCT Health Insurance Scheme. Each country’s journey towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is very context specific and requires strategies that address the unique challenges posed […]

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Protect Breastfeeding: Strengthening Workplace Policies for Exclusive Breastfeeding in Nigeria

Breastfeeding provides essential nutrients to newborns and infants, which translate to proper growth and development from childhood to adulthood. There are many benefits to breastfeeding for both infants and mothers. These include, a reduced risk of infections, heart disease, obesity and others, for the infant and a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancers, heart […]

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#FundFPNaija: Domestic Funding for Family Planning Needs Urgent Prioritisation

Nigeria is currently the seventh most populous nation in the world. With an annual growth rate of 2.6%, Nigeria is projected to become the third most populous nation in the world by 2050, with a projected population of over 400 million. The country will not be able to meet the needs of its rapidly growing […]

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Review of IHR at the 74th World Health Assembly - What can Nigeria implement immediately?

Editor’s Note: The 74th World Health Assembly has just ended. All plenary sessions were open to be viewed on the WHO website. In this article Nigeria Health Watch’s Kemisola Agbaoye revisits some of the discussions around pandemic preparedness and response, and the potential implications for Nigeria. Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has […]