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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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Against all Odds, a small Miracle is taking place in Bauchi

The Nigeria Health Watch team recently visited Bauchi State. We had been invited by USAID’s Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP). The programme’s purpose is to “increase the use of health services and strengthen health systems to be more responsive to the basic health needs of households in Bauchi and Sokoto States.” We went to […]

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Introducing Cervical Cancer Screening in Nigeria through a Social Franchise Project

Cervical Cancer is the most common female cancer in developing countries, with approximately 500,000 new cases and 250,000 deaths each year. In Nigeria, it is the second most frequent cancer in women, after breast cancer. Around the world, a woman dies of cervical cancer every two minutes. Women in developing countries suffer disproportionately from the […]

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Tribute to Dr. Oluyombo Adetilewa Awojobi

by Shima K Gyoh   As we prepare for our conference “The Future of Health“, we also reflect on some of our heroes that have challenged conventional wisdom on the state of affairs of the sector. Dr. Oluyombo Awojobi lived a life of uncommon service and ignited a movement to surgery for the masses, using […]

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Nigeria Health Watch Resources Portal

The following post, written by our team member Ifeanyi Nsofor, pictures the difficulties he encountered when trying to access texts on health in Nigeria. Consequently the post introduces a new feature of the Nigeria Health Watch Website, which will make your own research in the future so much easier.     I remember how difficult […]

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Accountability for Universal Coverage Efforts in Nigeria: an Agenda for the Future

These first few days of a new government, ahead of our The Future of Health Conference on the 18th of June, are a good time to reflect on some of the opportunities that could bring about positive change in the health sector. At NHW, it is our view that, despite the euphoria that followed its establishment, the “National Health Insurance Scheme” […]

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A Preventable Death: How our poor Medical Emergency Services kill Nigerians

We receive many pieces for publication on Nigeria Health Watch. We review these with a great sense of responsibility regarding what should be shared on our platform. For this historic week of the inauguration of a new government in Nigeria, we share with you this piece that illustrates not only the depth of the challenge […]

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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 […]

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As Liberia is declared Ebola free, can Nigeria do more to support its Neighbours?

As the Ebola outbreak is declared over, Chikwe Ihekweazu reflects on the two months that he spent supporting the outbreak response in Liberia and his hopes for a bright future of regional cooperation in West Africa. Thankfully, Liberia is on its way back. The Ebola outbreak has been declared over, and life is returning to […]

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Teaching Traditional and Missionary Birth Attendants to save Lives at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife

The usefulness of traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in contemporary times is a highly disputed subject. Many reasons have been given in support of TBAs and many against them. Supporters argue that a “severe shortage of trained and skilled health workers” is the main cause for poor maternal and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa. They point […]

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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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Something to be proud of: Nigeria’s Role in the AU Response to the Ebola Outbreak

By  Chikwe Ihekweazu There is increasing optimism that we will get to the end of the Ebola epidemic that has so badly affected Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea over the past year. In the first week of April, the lowest number of cases (30) were reported since May 2014. While there may still be some […]

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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 […]