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#Innovate4HealthNaija: Improving Healthcare Access at the Future of Health Conference 2020

Innovation is a term used to spur big business into evolving their way out of oblivion. In healthcare, refusal to innovate could mean loss of lives, especially for vulnerable populations who are most at risk of poor health outcomes and have significant challenges accessing quality healthcare. When the 2020 Future of Health Conference theme, Innovation: […]

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Virtual Nutrition Conference: Harnessing Innovative Financing Options for Nutrition – Unraveling the Bottlenecks

Response committees set up to address the COVID-19 pandemic in many instances have sidelined existing structures that champion nutrition and food security. Yet it is more critical now than it was before for multisectoral nutrition actors to take and support key actions to protect the nutritionally vulnerable groups, given the importance of nutrition in national […]

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#Innovate4COVID19: How 3 organisations are fighting the novel Coronavirus in Africa

By Adaobi Ezeokoli & Thelma Thomas (Lead Writers) Every year since 2015, Nigeria Health Watch has organised the Future of Health Conference, our flagship event, to focus conversation and curate insights, evidence and a framework for action on critical topical health sector issues. With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting not just the health sector, but social, […]

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Quality, the bedrock of healthcare: Future of Health Conference 2019

“Health is everything. If actor die, film don finish” – Engr. Chidi Izuwah Snr, at the 2019 Future of Health Conference How do we begin to change the narrative about healthcare in Nigeria? This was a key question Dr. Ike Anya, Nigeria Health Watch Curator, wanted answered at the 2019 Future of Health Conference. “We have […]

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#QualityHealthNaija: The Future of Health Conference 2019 is Here!!!

After four hugely successful conferences, the 2019 Future of Health Conference will take place in Abuja on October 17, 2019!!! The quality of healthcare delivery will be at the heart of this year’s discussions, themed “Time to Focus on Quality in Healthcare: Improving Outcomes.” Quality and safety in healthcare are goals that can be achieved […]

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Health Watch Forum 2019 – Prevent Epidemics: Immunise

Immunisation is key to preventing epidemics across the world. According to UNICEF, immunisation is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions to date, averting an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year. The ‘Prevent Epidemics: Immunise’ forum was about how immunisation could help prevent disease outbreaks in Nigeria. The forum also addressed challenges […]

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Health Policy Dialogue 2019: Disrupting Health Care

T he health policy dialogue titled ‘Disrupting Health Care: PPPs as a Model Adoption for Health System Strengthening’ demonstrated how public-private partnerships (PPPs) could be used as a model to invest in healthcare infrastructure, and therefore enable governments to allocate scarce capital resources more effectively, improve health outcomes, and foster economic growth by reducing medical […]

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Mission to transform the Health Sector of Lagos: A Breakfast Meeting with Dr Jide Idris

“A key part of Dr. Jide Idris’ delivery is his honesty of self-assessment. If you do not know where you are, you cannot plan for where you need to be”. ~ Remi Adeseun, Country Manager, IQVIA West Africa/Moderator, Breakfast with Dr. Jide Idris. On Tuesday, June 5th, at the Nigeria Health Watch conversation, “Breakfast with […]

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Where are the Men in the Family Planning Discourse? – #NaijaMen4FP

From inception, family planning interventions and responsibility for the uptake of family planning commodities has pre-dominantly been targeted at women. This seems logical, as women are the end users of most family planning commodities. Yet, men are often the primary decision makers that have an influence on when (or whether) women access family planning services […]

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“Does Leadership Matter” in the Nigerian health sector?

The greatest challenges and the greatest opportunities that any unit in society has begins with its pattern of leadership. Who makes those decisions that create ripples, trickling down into the lives of the people, and in whose interest are those decisions made? Leadership occupies a pivotal role  from the domestic sphere of the family to […]

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One Tech Expert’s Eagle Eye view of the Nigerian Health Sector

Editor’s Note: Our Future of Health Conference 2016, themed “Health meets Tech”, held last week at the YarAdua Centre in Abuja. For many it was an unusual dynamic; the health sector, traditionally rigid, slow-moving, and full of protocol, sitting in the same room as the tech sector, known for its openness to innovation, experimentation, and […]

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Stronger together – increasing effectiveness of advocacy in the Nigerian health sector

The room was almost full at 8 a.m., as advocates, leaders of civil society organisations and senior government officials gathered in Abuja to learn from each other how to increase the effectiveness of their advocacy efforts.  Nigeria Health Watch, the Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria and ONE Campaign convened the event as part of a […]

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Universal Health Coverage – President Buhari’s opportunity to become a national hero

This week’s guest blog comes from Robert Yates, an internationally recognized expert on progressive health financing. He works for Chatham House, the international affairs “Think-tank” based in London. He was one of the speakers at the Future of Health Conference held on June 18 in Abuja. Far from being a lame-duck, Barack Obama is having […]

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Will “Future of Health” spark an Awakening?

Dear Friends – an important chapter was lost in error from the post sent out earlier during the editing process; this is now included. Also, we have received several questions regarding the presentations at the conference. All the videos are being edited and will be put online shortly for you.   On the 18th of […]