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The community, health insurance and advocacy: Plateau and Nasarawa States

Until the day he fell from a palm tree, Mr. Paulinus, a yam farmer in Adikpo community of Benue State never had reason to spend much on health care. Although he suffered a fracture from the fall, he was confident that it would not cost much to receive treatment at the hospital. However, it soon […]

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As elections draw close – where are Nigerian CSOs in advocacy and policy?

We have offered our Tuesday blog this week to Florida Uzoaru, an independent public health consultant. She reflects on some tough questions about the advocacy role of civil society in the health space. A little over a fortnight ago, I was invited to participate in a meeting with civil society organizations (CSOs) working on governance in Nigeria. It […]

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Where are the Nigerian health advocates?

As our public health sector continues to deteriorate, it is impossible not to notice the absence of any sustained advocacy. This is most obvious in the HIV/AIDS arena. Nigeria has the second highest number of people infected in the world, over 3 million of us! Less than 500,000 are on treatment – all funded by […]