Thought Leadership Series

World Heart Day 2021: Revisiting the high burden of NCDs and exploring solutions using technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a real and present global health security threat for almost two years now. Simultaneously, African countries like Nigeria have been experiencing an entirely different silent epidemic in the form of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). One such NCD is cardiovascular diseases, a set of heart related conditions that can lead to death […]

Torchlight Series

AVADAR: How digital health fast-tracked Nigeria’s drive to eradicate polio

Polio, a contagious disease caused by the poliomyelitis virus is transmitted primarily when stool from someone infected contaminates foods, drinks or water sources. It invades the nervous system and could, in a matter of hours, lead to complete paralysis. On the 24th of August 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Nigeria and Africa […]

Health Technology Thought Leadership Series

The emergence of a vibrant health-tech ecosystem in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership article is by Ugonna Ofonagoro, Research Analyst at EpiAFRIC, a public health consultancy firm. She writes about the hackathon that brought together health practitioners and tech experts working together to help address key issues in the health sector with innovative technological applications, and the potential this movement has to […]


Special Announcement – Call for Applications for the Health Meets Tech App Challenge

EpiAfric and Digital Health Nigeria proudly announce a call for applications for the Health Meets Tech Application Challenge, holding between June 30th and July 2nd, May 2017. The challenge will bring existing health tech start-ups and new teams of 3 – 6 individuals to create, develop and pitch viable technological solutions to improve health outcomes […]