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Health Thought Leadership Series

“No be for Naija, We Love Life”: Demystifying Depression in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership piece comes from Dr. Mike Adeyemi Lawal, he is a physician with experience in Global health, operational research and advocacy. He demystifies the misconceptions that many Nigerians have about depression through a simple question and answer format and reminds us all that depression “no dey show for face.”  End […]

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The Breast Milk Substitute Code - Time for Implementation and Enforcement in Nigeria

Breast will always be bestThe importance of breastfeeding to improve the health and nutrition of infants and young children cannot be overemphasised. Breastfeeding gives children the healthiest start in life. It is sufficient and beneficial for nutrition in a baby’s first 6 months. Breast milk stimulates brain development and functions as an infant’s first vaccine. […]

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Vision First - Universal Eye Health for Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

The value of vision in our daily living is tremendous. However, many of us tend to take our eyesight for granted, until we develop vision problems. Vision loss has a detrimental impact on the lives of those affected, as well as on their families, friends, and society. Whether sudden or gradual, loss of sight can […]

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59: Great Lofty Heights Unattained

Editor’s Note: As Nigeria celebrates its 59th year of Independence, Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor reflects on Nigeria’s healthcare journey through the lens of an average 59-year-old Nigerian woman. Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor is Director of Policy and Advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch, a 2019 Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity at George Washington University and a Senior New […]

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Health

Lessons from Kaduna: improving immunisation coverage through local emergency coordination centres

In the last three decades, the world has gone through a long and tough road in the push to eradicate the crippling wild poliovirus disease. From more than 350,000 cases across 125 countries in 1988, the disease has been reduced to 33 cases in only two countries — Afghanistan and Pakistan, by the end of 2018. Nigeria, […]

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Key Takeaways: 4th NCDC/NFELTP Annual Scientific Conference 

The Annual Scientific Conference organised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) has remained an avenue for building the capacity of public health professionals and leaders in the field of epidemiology. Sharing their work and experience with the global health community as they play a […]

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“Nobody asked how I felt” - Surviving Postpartum Depression in Nigeria

“I felt thoroughly inadequate. I didn’t feel like I was attractive enough. I didn’t feel like I was doing enough. Nobody told me I could feel that way” — Patience, Post Partum Depression Survivor Patience (not her real name) a new mother of one, and a university-educated professional, said that when she gave birth, she had expected […]

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Dr Osagie Ehanire: A new captain for Nigeria’s health sector

The long wait is over! Following the beginning of a new administration in May 2019, Nigeria now has a new captain to steer the affairs of the health sector and lead the Federal Ministry of Health and its many agencies. Following the submission of the ministerial nominees to the Senate by the Presidency and subsequent […]

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A mango in the backyard that cannot be plucked: FCT indigenes face glaring health inequities

Editor’s Note: In this week’s Thought Leadership blog, Nigeria Health Watch Journalist Chibuike Alagboso spotlights health inequities faced by Abuja’s indigenous peoples. They live in one of Africa’s fastest growing cities but lack access to healthcare and social amenities. Nigeria Health Watch’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, Dr Ifeanyi M. Nsofor, conceived the “Health Equity […]

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World Population Day 2019: Is Nigeria in trouble?

Thirty years ago, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) established World Population Day, an annual event observed on July 11 every year. The world’s population had hit just over five billion people two years earlier and to commemorate that, World Population Day aimed to raise awareness and to take action on various population issues, such […]

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Health Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th May 2019

‘Midwives championing women’s rights to quality health care’. ‘Nigeria still at moderate risk of Ebola outbreak’. #PHC4UHC: Etsu Nupe laments medical tourism among Nigerians. Senate To Grill Adewole Over Poor State Of Healthcare. LUTH cancer centre opens to patients, promises sustainability. Ondo pharmacists protest delayed presidential assent to Pharmacy Bill. Malaria may never be eliminated […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd May 2019

‘103 senators’ salary enough to vaccinate over 1 million Nigerian children’. Community health programme to be replicated across Nigeria by December – NPHCDA Boss. SMEs, Entrepreneurs key to revolutionising Healthcare in Nigeria – Awele Elumelu. FG committed to ending malaria – Adewole. 2000 medical workers leaving Nigeria annually – NMA. Nigeria has 4m unvaccinated children […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th April 2019

Senate passes National Health Insurance Bill 2019. PharmAccess, others advocate PPP in health care. Reducing Maternal Deaths Through Community Collaborations. Rotary International donates N2.1bn to fight polio. UNICEF Engages Kwara Govt. On Intervention Programmes For Children. FG Sets Guidelines for HIV Self Testing. Bode: With Comprehensive Expansion, LUTH will No Longer Refer Patients. FG probe […]

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Nominations open for Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards 2019

Nomination for the 6th edition of the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA) 2019 has opened. This was made known by Dr. Wale Alabi, Project Director, NHEA. Dr. Alabi advises various stakeholders to visit the award website,www.nigeriahealthawards.com.ng to make their nominations. Nomination will close on midnight of May 24, 2019 while the event will take place […]