Community Health Watch

Emi Umaru Clinic Where Health Inequity Thrives

Adamu Jiya is the only health worker in the only health facility in Emi Umarua rural community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. But having only one health worker to attend to all their health needs is not the only challenge residents of the community have to contend with when it comes […]

Health Health Policy Thought Leadership

Has the Nigerian patient been “Failed by Angels?”

This week in Abuja the Centre for the Right to Health (CRH) will hold the premiere of an advocacy documentary, “Failed by Angels,” which highlights the exploitations of patients’ rights in the Nigerian health system, especially during maternity care. CRH is a non-profit that envisions a Nigeria where quality healthcare is available, affordable and accessible […]

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Accountability NOW: A Summit to Advance Newborn and Maternal Health in Nigeria

Editor: The National Summit on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) will take place in Abuja on February 16-18. The inaugural Summit will address accountability in healthcare delivery for women, newborns, and other vulnerable groups.  By now it is no secret that Nigeria’s maternal and child health indicators, while improving, are still at […]

Africa Diaspora Health Policy Nigeria Thought Leadership

Will the 2016 Health Budget fund the 2014 National Health Act?

Editor: In this week’s piece Edwin Ikhuoria of ONE Campaign reviews the 2016 Budget Proposal for Health, highlighting its inherent gaps, especially in light of the new National Health Act, and pointing to the important question of how these numbers will impact the health experiences of every day Nigerians who are desperate for safe, affordable […]

Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership

What you need to know about the Yobe eye drops Story

This is a follow up story to the public service announcement concerning the misuse of Chlorhexidine digluconate 7.1% solution packaged as eye drops in Yobe State, Northern Nigeria. A chilling weekend email On Sunday we sent out an urgent public service announcement on the misuse of Chlorhexidine digluconate 7.1% solution (CHX). The solution, which is […]

Thought Leadership

No ordinary webinar with Dr Ali-Pate Minister of State for Health

On the 7th of September 2011, there was an extraordinary meeting with the Minister of State for Health in Nigeria; Dr Ali-Pate and his team, were seated in the offices of the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja Nigeria, with hundreds of Nigerian health care professionals around the world. No, they had not all flown into Abuja, but met via a  webinar […]