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Torchlight Series

If you build it, they will come; The organisations transforming cancer care in Nigeria

By Ada Ezeokoli & Beti Baiye (Lead Writers) In the story below, Nigeria Health Watch Graphics and Design Editor, Samuel Gada, shares his father’s cancer diagnosis and treatment journey: “I’m sorry to tell you Mr Gada, but you have cancer.” Those eleven words changed the course of my life forever. It felt like a punch […]

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PHC Torchlight Series

Oloibiri to Abuja: Sustainable People-centered investments in primary and tertiary care

A blue Toyota Corolla pulled to a stop inside the hospital premises and a middle-aged woman helped a frail young boy into the outpatient unit. She approached the nursing station with a distressed look on her face. A member of staff from the hospital took the boy into the nursing station to attend to him. […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Winning the Cancer Battle in Nigeria; A Call to Action

Editor’s Note: February 4th was World Cancer Day, and this year’s theme is, “We can, I can.” For many people cancer is a dreaded word, understandably. In this week’s blog, two Nigerian cancer survivors share their stories of being diagnosed and overcoming the disease. We at Nigeria Health Watch look forward to a day when […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 03 March 2017

Hope dims for cancer patients as radiotherapy machines break down nationwide. How Twitter posts may have cost Nigeria’s former minister top position in Global Fund. Dangote Foundation spends N200m to rehabilitate Kano Specialist Hospital. Nationwide strike: Health workers extend ultimatum by 7 days. Nigeria rolls out strategies to boost maternal, child health. NHIS seeks N32bn […]