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Technology Thought Leadership Series

Health Meets Tech Johannesburg Hackathon – Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

South Africa has a high prevalence of teenage and unwanted pregnancies, HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) and sexually active men and women continue to be vulnerable. In the last decade, South Africa has expanded its sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) policies in the areas of abortion, contraception, youth and […]

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Health Technology Torchlight Series

How “SatComms Tablets” are reviving primary healthcare in Kano State

A few mothers are seated with the Health Officer-in-Charge of Sumaila Yamma Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC), who has just finished post-natal counseling. Bilikis, a second-time mother, cannot hide her delight that today she was attended to earlier than usual. She comments that during her first pregnancy, also attended to at this PHC, things were a […]

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Technology Thought Leadership Series

‘Hack that thorn!’ – Infectious Diseases get the boot at the 2018 #HealthMeetsTechNG Hackathon

Last week, a large white tent sprung up in the garden of the Ventures Park compound off Aso Drive, in Maitama, Abuja, taking its place alongside the beautifully decorated offices that house the companies based in the park. On Friday morning, the 18th of May, the comfortably furnished tent, with its red-carpeted floor and an […]

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Technology Thought Leadership Series

#HealthMeetsTechNG Hackathon: Tech solutions for Nigeria’s infectious diseases

The Nigerian healthcare system currently faces many challenges, from inadequate infrastructure to gaps in key health policy implementation and the absence of effective multi-sectoral partnerships. Historically, alliances between industries such as banking and telecommunications have spurred innovations that have propelled growth across many sectors in Nigeria. As technology plays a greater role in driving innovation […]

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Health Technology Thought Leadership Series

The emergence of a vibrant health-tech ecosystem in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership article is by Ugonna Ofonagoro, Research Analyst at EpiAFRIC, a public health consultancy firm. She writes about the hackathon that brought together health practitioners and tech experts working together to help address key issues in the health sector with innovative technological applications, and the potential this movement has to […]

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Technology

Special Announcement – Call for Applications for the Health Meets Tech App Challenge

EpiAfric and Digital Health Nigeria proudly announce a call for applications for the Health Meets Tech Application Challenge, holding between June 30th and July 2nd, May 2017. The challenge will bring existing health tech start-ups and new teams of 3 – 6 individuals to create, develop and pitch viable technological solutions to improve health outcomes […]

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Health Technology

Health Meets Tech Application Challenge

Are you a health worker or techie looking to improve Nigerian healthcare via technology? EpiAfric and Digital Health Nigeria invite you to join us at the Health Meets Tech Application Challenge, holding on the 5th and 6th of May. The challenge will bring existing health tech startups and new teams of 3 – 6 individuals […]

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Health Health Policy Technology

Genetically Modified Foods and Health; One Doctor’s Perspective

Editor’s Note: Prof. Shima Gyoh is a renowned surgeon, Professor of Surgery at Benue State University, and Former Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health. In this week’s Thought Leadership piece he carefully challenges the notion that “genetic modification” is novel or in itself harmful to health. We expect that there will be several […]

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Technology

20 Startups to know in the Nigerian Health Tech Space

Editor’s Note: The Future of Health Conference II is 23 days away!! As we at Nigeria Health Watch work to deliver this year’s conference themed “Health Meets Tech: From Innovation to Implementation,” it is only natural that we begin to take a look at the health tech space in Nigeria. Our guest contributor this week […]

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Technology

Announcing “Future of Health II – Health meets Tech”

We are announcing our second annual flagship event – “The Future of Health Conference.” This year’s theme is “Health meets Tech.” The Nigerian healthcare system is currently struggling on many fronts, from inadequate infrastructure, shortage of personnel, persistent strikes, inadequate training, and lack of efficient public private partnerships. At the same time, innovations in technology […]

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Health Health Policy Nigeria Technology

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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Africa Diaspora Nigeria Technology Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

Can philanthropy spark life into healthcare in Nigeria? The example of ObiJackson Children’s Hospital

In continuation of our series to highlight innovative interventions across the Nigerian health sector, Nigeria Health Watch team member Ada Ezeokoli recently visited the ObiJackson Children’s Hospital in Okija, Anambra State, to learn more about how this island of modernity is being positioned to challenge a culture of low expectations in maternal and child health. […]

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Africa Diaspora Nigeria Technology Thought Leadership Series

On World Tuberculosis Day – Reflections on a Forgotten Epidemic

March 24 is World TB Day, yet for most people that have the privilege of reading this piece, tuberculosis is an abstract term. But, why would a disease that infects about half a million Nigerians every year, and kills about 170,000 annually attract so little attention from the government, the health professions and from the people? […]

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“Health Meets Social Media” at #SMWLagos

If you look hard, you will find that at the heart of the growth in the Nigerian economy is the drive, innovation and resilience of young Nigerians. From the new generation banks to the telecommunication firms, from new media to Nollywood, young people are re-defining business in Nigeria. Sadly, the health sector has predominantly excluded […]