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Nigeria Health Watch: Our Continuing Promise in 2016

For each day that we have been on this journey, to put health front and centre of the political agenda in Nigeria, we have done so with a great sense of responsibility to the people that we serve – the Nigerian people. It is a responsibility that we take extremely seriously and one to which […]

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Professor Eyitayo Lambo’s ‘Tour de Force’ and Call to Action

On December 9th 2015, we gathered in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, for the first Public Service Lecture of the Nigerian Primary Health Care Development Agency.  Despite starting three hours behind schedule, we waited. There were two primary reasons for this patience: firstly Professor Eyitayo Lambo belongs to an extremely small group of leaders in the […]

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An assignment of Hope: An insight into living with disabilities in Nigeria

By Ebele Vivien Okoli Editor: The 3rd of December was World Disability Day. Ebele Vivien Okoli, a Resident Doctor specialising in Community Medicine at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, who has a deep interest in these issues sent in this powerful piece. Read, reflect and do what you can….but whatever you do, don’t […]

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#SaveMirabel: Lagos’ only Rape and Sexual Assault Referral Centre fighting to keep its doors open

The only comprehensive rape and sexual assault referral centre in Lagos, the Mirabel Centre, is facing the potential of its doors closing next year, as project funding from DFID comes to an end. Today, Dec. 8, the Centre will hold a “Friends of Mirabel” Dinner in Victoria Island, Lagos, as it fights to survive… so […]

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Time to engage with mental health care in Nigeria

Enyi Anosike is a Public Mental Health professional, and a trustee of the Public Health Foundation of Nigeria. He writes this special piece on mental health in Nigeria on behalf of the Foundation. Nneka is known to everyone in the neighbourhood, but is hardly seen. Her family keeps her well hidden from the public, uncertain […]

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HIV elimination goals and the reality of living with HIV in Nigeria

Today is World AIDS day 2015. All over the media in Nigeria, there have been reports on the new goal of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) to “eliminate” AIDS in Nigeria by 2030. As there is no cure for AIDS, only treatment, the goal that NACA actually set was to reduce […]

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Before the SDGs, how did Nigeria really do with the MDGs?

In August 2015, reports emerged in the Nigerian press that “Nigeria had attained the Millennium Development Goals”.  The article below quoted the Secretary of Programmes in the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs, Mr. Ogenyi Ochapa, verbatim, with no critical commentary on the validity of his statement, which boldly declared: […]

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One year later, 5 most important lessons from the Nigerian Ebola response

On October 20 2014, almost exactly one year ago, the World Health Organisation declared Nigeria Ebola free, 42 days after the last known case had occurred. At the time the world was in the grip of one of the largest and most terrifying public health disasters in generations. While not completely over, there are signs […]

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Health Watch Forum opens with a celebration of Nigerian heroes

In September 2014, the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone was getting worse by the day.  Nigeria had managed to successfully control an outbreak at home, but the rest of the continent was on edge and anxiety was sky high, especially following the few cases that had occurred in the West. Some projections […]

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A dialogue on Nigeria’s ‘role’ in the African Union’s response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

At the height of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the three most affected West African countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the African Union, as the overarching body responsible for affairs on the continent, sent in what many have fondly termed its “foot soldiers” to help fight the disease and restore dignity, hope […]

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Special Announcement: Introducing the “Health Leadership Academy”

The Health Leadership Academy has a bold vision to transform healthcare in Africa by developing a generation of healthcare leaders who will excel in governance and provision of quality services. Its programmes will enable healthcare leaders and policymakers to expand into their roles, transform organisational cultures and create an enduring impact on health sector strengthening. […]

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Inside a Nigerian IDP camp – a Public Health Perspective

A few weeks ago, my colleague Chioma and I volunteered with Pro Health International to provide free medical care for IDPs in three camps in Abuja. Pro Health International provides “quality and quantitative health care and hope to the poor and less privileged in rural areas of Africa at little or no cost to the […]

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Nigerian Doctors in the Americas meet in Orlando

Every year, Nigerian doctors meet all over the world in their organisations to find ways to inspire each other to engage more with Nigeria and support themselves in their various engagements. This year Chikwe Ihekweazu of Nigeria Health Watch attended the annual conference of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) which held in […]

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Defining the Health Sector of our Dreams in Nigeria – Future of Health Conference 2015

On Thursday June 18 2015, Nigeria Health Watch invites you to join health professionals, health enthusiasts, government agencies and the media to articulate our hopes and aspirations for the Nigerian health sector following the historic 2015 presidential elections. We will do so at a conference titled ‘The Future of Health’. The conference will hold at […]