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Making our Voices Count: Active Citizenship for Health

We can see from other sectors in Nigeria, how active citizenship is driving change. From the elections, to the increased responsiveness of government in various sectors, Nigerians are finding their voices and using it. Most sectors are recognising this, even the Nigerian Police Force has recently set up a Complaint Response Unit. So, why is […]

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Defining the Health Sector of our Dreams in Nigeria – Future of Health Conference 2015

On Thursday June 18 2015, Nigeria Health Watch invites you to join health professionals, health enthusiasts, government agencies and the media to articulate our hopes and aspirations for the Nigerian health sector following the historic 2015 presidential elections. We will do so at a conference titled ‘The Future of Health’. The conference will hold at […]

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Nigeria Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

SURE-P MCH: Fighting for the Life of every Mother and every Child

Following the feedback from our story on the work of Pro Health International, we realised that very little is known by many Nigerians on what is going on in various parts of the health sector in Nigeria. We will be visiting many of these projects and programmes in the next few months to bring these […]

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An inconvenient truth about WEFA, the economy and health

This article was written from home, as most residents of Abuja have been asked not to go to work to ensure the safe deliberation of WEFA attendees… Everyone that matters in corporate Africa is in Abuja this week! As we have all heard by now, Nigeria’s GDP was rebased recently and this singular action elevated […]

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#BringBackOurDaughters

This piece was contributed by Ifeanyi Nsofor. Ifeanyi is a public health physician, working for EpiAfric, in Abuja, Nigeria.  Lately in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, it has become difficult to know what to do. Some days hurt, other days hurt more. We drive around the city’s broad roads, stare at the new World Trade Centre […]

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In search of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control

Earlier this year, we wrote a blog wondering aloud about the N701Million (USD5M) allocated to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that year. We wrote at the time; “we could neither find a physical address nor a website“. We were criticised by some colleagues for not doing enough due diligence to establish the existence and […]

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Rumors of Ebola in Nigeria: the blind leading the blind?

The piece below was contributed by Anja Choon, who is joining the Nigeria Health Watch Team. The Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa is currently (i.e. in March and April of 2014) in the news. The information one gets in Nigeria is however worryingly little and vague, sometimes simply false. As early as 22 […]

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Call 999 – ABUJA

Once again, as Nigerians, we bow our heads in shame. On the 1st of October 2010,  there was a bomb blast right next to Eagle Square, at the heart of the Nigerian Government, then there was another one, inside Moghadishu Barracks, Abuja at the heart of the Nigerian military, shortly after another inside the headquarters of the Nigerian […]

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An air ambulance to India

A friend of mine travelled from Lagos to New Delhi for a business meeting, and called me shortly after his return. “Chikwe, you will not believe what I experienced on the flight; almost every passenger had a tube of some sort, from catheters to intravenous lines, often accompanied by nurses or/and family, both in business […]