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The Heart to Help: Improving women and children’s health through philanthropy

Editor’s Note: The Obijackson Foundation in December 2019 threw a week-long Christmas festival, which included a Christmas party for 7,000 children in Anambra. EpiAFRIC team members, Chibuike Alagboso, Aloysius Ugwu and Thelma Thomas, who attended the event, write about how the Foundation’s has fared running the Children’s Hospital and the opportunities for potential partnerships to […]

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MNCH Torchlight Series

Mamacare: Using health education to improve maternal and child health in Lagos State.

Lagos Island Maternity Hospital is one of the best known public health facilities in Lagos, which has for many years, served communities on Lagos Island and the larger area commonly known as the Island. Located in the heart of Lagos Island, a few metres away from the privately-owned St. Nicholas Hospital, it provides maternity care […]

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Health Torchlight Series

A “best buy” for child health in Nigeria: The Case for Immunisation

“I know that immunisation is important and obviously I want the best for my child, but the schedules are quite confusing, especially as I do not have anyone explain what the different ‘drugs’ are for. The nurses are too busy to answer my questions or remind me when to come for the immunisation after I’ve […]

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Africa Diaspora Nigeria Technology Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

Can philanthropy spark life into healthcare in Nigeria? The example of ObiJackson Children’s Hospital

In continuation of our series to highlight innovative interventions across the Nigerian health sector, Nigeria Health Watch team member Ada Ezeokoli recently visited the ObiJackson Children’s Hospital in Okija, Anambra State, to learn more about how this island of modernity is being positioned to challenge a culture of low expectations in maternal and child health. […]

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Diaspora Nigeria Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

Is school feeding a “game changer” for Nigerian children?

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s recent announcement that the Buhari administration plans to revive the school feeding programme across public schools in the country has met with its share of public debate and conjecture. Osinbajo has been repeatedly quoted as saying that the “one meal a day” school feeding program being proposed by the Nigerian […]

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Are we really seeing a dramatic fall in maternal mortality rates in Nigeria?

Over the past few months, there have been various reports in the media about a dramatic fall in maternal mortality rates in Nigeria. This has been carried by a few newspapers and blogs quoting various government officials… Premium Times: The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that the maternal mortality rate in Nigeria dropped […]

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Saving 1 million lives in Nigeria

On the 16th October 2012, most people involved in maternal and child health in Nigeria gathered at the Banquet Hall of the presidential villa in Abuja to participate in a new initiative from the Minister of State for Health; Dr Muhammad Ali Pate – Saving one Million Lives, by 2015. Close followers of this blog […]