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Cancer: Time to wake up to the challenge in Nigeria!

As the world marks World Cancer Day, it forces us to focus again on the challenge of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer in Nigeria. Most families in Nigeria have been confronted with cancer’s devastating diagnosis, and the opportunities for management are hardly better than they were 30 years ago. This year’s World Cancer day […]

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Should the health sector be tasked with road safety?

There is hardly anyone in Nigeria who does not have a personal tale of road crashes to tell. In 2007, my mother died due to complications of a head injury sustained from an ‘‘okada” (commercial motorcycle) crash. It was a painful and an avoidable death. A report by the CLEEN Foundation showed that in 2013, […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Will revitalization of Primary Health Care lead to ‘BETTER HEALTH FOR ALL?’

President Muhammadu Buhari last week commissioned the newly revitalized Kuchigoro PHC. The event also served to flag off the start of the Primary Health Care Revitalization Programme, the flagship programme of the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole. This, according to Adewole, is the first step in achieving his short-term goal of revitalizing 110 PHCs […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Nigeria Health Watch: Stronger Together in 2017

As 2017 dawns, we at Nigeria Health Watch continue our advocacy for the health sector of Nigeria’s dreams with a deep sense of resolve and excitement to build on the momentum that we felt in 2016. We continue to strive to put health not only on the political agenda but also on the social agenda, to […]

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Health Health Policy Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

The Elephant in the Room: Nigeria’s population growth crisis

There have been many salient issues that we at Nigeria Health Watch have drawn to our audience’s attention in the span of 2016. As the year draws to a close and we look forward to continuing to lead the charge in 2017 for a more efficient and responsive health sector for Nigerians, we felt it […]

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Africa Diaspora Health Thought Leadership Series

Can the ASLM Conference reinvigorate Laboratory Medicine in Nigeria?

Iruka Okeke is at the University of Ibadan. She writes this week about the progress made in the world of laboratory medicine in the last five years as portrayed in this year’s African Society for Laboratory Medicine Conference, and what Nigeria still needs to do if it will catch up with the rest of the […]

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Has the Nigerian patient been “Failed by Angels?”

This week in Abuja the Centre for the Right to Health (CRH) will hold the premiere of an advocacy documentary, “Failed by Angels,” which highlights the exploitations of patients’ rights in the Nigerian health system, especially during maternity care. CRH is a non-profit that envisions a Nigeria where quality healthcare is available, affordable and accessible […]

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Re-Positioning the NHIS for Success: A To-Do List for the Executive Secretary

Editor’s Note: Dr. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe is Lead Consultant at Health Ethics and Law Consulting, a health law and policy firm, which provides cutting edge legal and policy advisory on the life sciences, health, gender, and other development matters. In this week’s Thought Leadership piece she deftly takes apart the current state of the NHIS and […]

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A Call to Action on Prevention as NACA hosts HIV Conference in Abuja

Nigeria has the second largest burden of HIV on the African continent, with an estimated 3.5 million Nigerians infected and 60,000 new babies born HIV positive every year. With an increased global focus on the need to scale up prevention and fund the treatment and the science behind the fight for a cure, the National […]

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Diaspora Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Ten Big Promises Made by the Nigerian Minister of Health

It is always welcome when leaders make clear and explicit promises in terms of what they seek to achieve during their tenure in office. Since his appointment as Minister of Health in November, Professor Isaac Adewole has not held back on the promises. In doing this, he has fulfilled his side of the bargain, setting […]

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Thought Leadership Series Top 10 Health News

Top Ten Health News, 08 April 2016

1.6m Nigerians live with diabetes as disease kills over 40,000. FG halts importation of treated mosquito nets, sets guidelines for pharmaceutical products. Resident doctors to commence indefinite strike April 25 – Association. There will be no strike by doctors, FG declares. Lassa Fever: Nigeria accounts for 138 out of 164 deaths. TB epidemic hits Anambra, […]

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Nigeria Health Sector Jobs Published 6th April 2016

Science Program Specialist, U.S Embassy, Abuja, deadline 18th April 2016. Details here Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Sustainable Health Care International, Sokoto. Details here Project Director (RH-HRH), The Population Council, deadline 12th April. Details here GM, Medical Services & Provider Management, Total Health Trust Limited, Lagos. Details here Nurse, St. Joseph Hospital, Anambra, deadline 8th April […]

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How families are finding strength in each other while caring for children with autism in Nigeria

It’s Autism Awareness Month this April and several groups in Nigeria are advocating for greater awareness and engagement in providing care for this special segment of our population. In this week’s piece, we highlight the challenges surrounding autism care in Nigeria, focusing on one special needs group in Abuja where parents and caregivers meet, to […]

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Thought Leadership Series Top 10 Health News

Top Ten Health News, 01 April 2016

FG, World Bank review intervention gains in health sector. NACA unveils Nigeria’s HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Law. Ebola in West Africa no longer a global threat- WHO. Four Die Following Calabar CBN Gas Explosion. Abandoned Utako District Hospital threat to health. Delta Govt. To Redistribute Health Workers. What to expect when you’re expecting, in Nigeria: Lessons from […]