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At Christmas we are "Only As Strong As Our Weakest Point"

Dear Friends,  What a year it has been. This year we have struggled on what to reflect on. We wondered whether to write on our 3rd Minister of Health in 4 years, or to mourn the death of our President after futile attempts at health care in Saudi Arabia while most of our people do not […]

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24 Hours to Nigeria: Partnership for Health II

Dear Friends,  You will have noticed that things have been a bit slow on the blog lately. We have been busy putting together a conference Nigeria: Partnership for Health II.  In organising this with colleagues in the Public Health Foundation of Nigeria – two things have made quite an impression.  Firstly is the incredible power of […]

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Nigeria: Partnership for Health – a conference on health in Nigeria.

by Ike Anya (This post was first published on BMJ blogs) A major milestone passed in October this year, when Nigerians marked 50 years of independence. While our government celebrated, most Nigerians reflected on why the country had not fulfilled the great hopes engendered by the handover ceremonies in Lagos fifty years ago.  From a turbulent […]

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Cry my beloved Nigeria

I cannot forget reading the epic “Cry the beloved country” in my early teens, and the impact it had on my life. This novel by Alan Paton is the deeply moving story of characters in apartheid South Africa, set against the background of a land and a people ravaged by racial injustice, of unfulfilled dreams, […]

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Conference announcement – Nigeria: Partnership for Health II

Since the very successful first Nigeria: Partnership for Health Conference in 2008, we have received several enquiries about when the next conference will take place. It is our pleasure to invite you to the next  Nigeria: Partnership for Health II Conference in London on November 6th 2010 We have another fascinating line up of 8 […]

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Final reflections on AIDS2010

It has been my pleasure to share with you some of my reflections from AIDS2010, from a Nigerian perspective. I have not covered in detail a lot of the interesting scientific issues emerging from the conference. The hope of new vaccines, microbicides, and the relative success of programmes from around the world, and emerging epidemics […]