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‘A Beautiful Mind – Opening up about Mental Health’ at Social Media Week Lagos

On February 26, 2016, Nigeria Health Watch will partner with Asktoks.com at a Masterclass during this year’s Social Media Week Lagos, to provoke rigorous discussion on the challenges in mental health attitudes and services in Nigeria. Over 64 million Nigerians suffer from some form of mental illness. In a world increasingly infiltrated with increased levels of negative stress, […]

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MTV Shuga: Fusing HIV messaging with entertainment to help fight AIDS to the finish

When I was growing up, asking questions about anything sex related was not exactly encouraged. Those conversations were left whispered amongst giggling seniors at boarding school dormitories, where the more ‘aware’ girls weaved tales for the wide-eyed naive ones. Our parents did not even want to hear the word. Given that reality, the thought of asking […]

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It’s time for Nigeria to provide better care for children born with heart defects

Editor: One paediatric intensivist’s return home to Nigeria highlights the efforts of organizations working to provide cardiac surgery care for children born with congenital heart defects, and the need for Nigeria to improve its paediatric cardiac surgery capacity. By Dr. Bunmi Ode Just under one percent of all children in every population around the world […]

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For One Percent: An Innovative Blood Bank in Nigeria

This week’s guest post is by Temie Giwa-Tubosun, director of the One Percent Project, whose aim is to improve the blood transfusion system in Nigeria. At Nigeria Health Watch, we take blood donation very seriously. The One Percent Project uses an innovative app to connect those in need of blood to those who are willing […]

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Can technology-based measurement transform the Nigerian Health Sector?

The Nigerian Banking Sector is almost unrecognizable compared to where it was just a few years ago. As a consumer, you can get cash from almost any ATM in Nigeria, transact business in any bank, pay for goods by mobile phone, and confirm transactions in seconds. You have access to statements 24/7, at least as […]