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Nigeria Health Watch on Twitter

There are many reasons why you should be on Twitter. Information on the things that matter most can be found more quickly on Twitter than anywhere else (ask the Egyptians). You can follow the people you want to follow or follow the stories you want to follow. By searching with the hashtag #Nigeria, you will find all the stories related to Nigeria that have been tagged.

Your blog “Nigeria Health Watch” has been on Twitter for about a year, and it has led to changes about what we add to the blog. We now use Twitter as the major medium of sharing news stories, while we will focus the blog on reviews and editorials, sharing our view on some of the big issues in our health sector. Below are just a few stories you would have missed if you are not yet one of our “followers”.

Did you know that our Senate has passed the National Tobacco Bill banning smoking…

We will point you to thought provoking videos on health issues that matter most to us…
We will point you you to websites of public health programmes that you would otherwise not know about…
And just in case you have not been following the shenanigans of the doctors’ strikes…we will bring you that too…
And just before any one accuses us of only bringing you the bad news, we will bring you the positive news stories too…like this one from Maiduguri. 
So, the message is simple – follow us on Twitter

If you are not on Twitter …..maybe you should be! Just maybe!!!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead

By Chikwe Ihekweazu

Chikwe Ihekweazu is an epidemiologist and consultant public health physician. He is the Editor of Nigeria Health Watch, and the Managing Partner of EpiAfric (, which provides expertise in public health research and advisory services, health communication and professional development. He previously held leadership roles at the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the UK's Health Protection Agency. Chikwe has undertaken several short term consultancies for the World Health Organisation, mainly in response to major outbreaks. He is a TED Fellow and co-curator of TEDxEuston.

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