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Are we at a Turning Point on Malaria?

On World Malaria Day we asked Dr Uchenna Nwokenna, a Medical Epidemiologist and Health Systems Specialist who has spent most of the last year working on Malaria programmes in Nigeria, to reflect on progress made in controlling Malaria.   Saturday was WORLD MALARIA DAY and the theme for this year was “Invest in the Future: […]

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How safe is our Food?

Today is World Health Day, and the theme for this year is “Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe”. The World Health Organization, concerned by the toll that foodborne diseases cause to human health, adopted a resolution recognising food safety as an essential public health function in 2000. The concept of food safety […]

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Have we, the Citizens, done our Part?

Have we, the Citizens, done our Part? It is a period of election in Nigeria. Vote counting is going on all across the country, and hopefully we will have one of the candidates declared president in the next few days. But that’s not the end to the current voting period as, in the next two […]

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Putting Health on the Agenda of the Nigerian Elections: a Call to Action

It’s election season in Nigeria, and the volume of the debates online and offline are reaching a deafening pitch. Interestingly the focus of most of the campaigns and debates are not on the issues that will affect the future of our country. In 2015 – this is not good enough for a country with Nigeria’s […]

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Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV), the six-year Journey from Ibadan to Lokoja

By Chizoba Wonodi Nigeria launched the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) into its childhood immunization schedule in Lokoja, on December 22nd 2014. PCV prevents one of the deadliest bacterial causes of pneumonia, meningitis, blood infections and middle ear infections in children. Before now, only parents with the means could afford to vaccinate their […]

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The largest medical Exhibition in West Africa, to hold in Lagos Oct 15 – 17

Next month, another edition of Medic West Africa will hold in Lagos. This event has grown to become the largest medical exhibition in West Africa, incorporating courses and conferences for medical professionals in Nigeria and beyond. Dr. Jide Idris, Commissioner for Health of Lagos State, calls it “the key platform for sharing knowledge and information” […]

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MDGs: “Every Day counts, every Action counts, every Life counts”

We recently attended the “2014 Partners’ Forum” in Johannesburg, South Africa, together with about a thousand other colleagues from the public and private sectors who are working on maternal and child health, nutrition, education, gender and development. Our agenda was to discuss progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and generally take stock of progress […]

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The Public Hearing of the Tobacco Smoking Control Bill and nine others

A Nigeria Health Watch team attended a public hearing of 10 health sector bills by the House of Representatives, joint committee on health on Wednesday the 16th of July. It was our first time at the national assembly, and it was an enlightening experience. Firstly, we wondered whether it was a good idea to have […]