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Strengthening Health Security Cannot Be Achieved Without Universal Health Coverage and Effective Primary Health Care – Medical Experts Advocates

…Multiple Stakeholders gathered to discuss Nigeria’s health security To strengthen health security and a decentralized health system in Nigeria with regards to epidemic preparedness, the Federal Government of Nigeria has been encouraged to not only pay keen attention to strengthening human resources for health security but also set data and accountability structure at the national […]

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Nigeria Health Watch to host the Celebrating Womanhood Art Gala in its maiden edition of #HealthMeetsArt

Nigeria Health Watch is excited to announce that it will be hosting its maiden edition of the #HealthMeetsArt Gala themed ‘Celebrating Womanhood’, to recognize women in all their diversity, showcasing their strengths and resilience, whilst also creating a space for positive dialogue to highlight the important need to accelerate progress towards greater equality in Nigeria. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, July 28 2017

FG committed to elimination of viral hepatitis in Nigeria by 2021. NHIS controversy worsens as Reps reject agency’s budget. Nigeria sets up task force to reduce maternal mortality. No ‘’killer’’ Anti-Malaria medicines in Nigeria – NAFDAC. HMCAN urges FG to establish health fund. Lagos confirms two deaths from acute diarrhoea. Plateau confirms another case of Lassa fever. Ogun doctors threaten strike over […]

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Tuberculosis and HIV: The need for a stronger and sustained collaboration against a deadly duo

Nigeria ranks fourth among the 22 high-burden Tuberculosis (TB) countries in the world. The WHO 2015 Global report gave the estimated TB incidence rate at 322 per 100,000 population and the prevalence rate at 330 per 100,000 population. TB is synergistically affected by HIV. While HIV fuels the TB burden, TB is the commonest infection […]

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Making our Voices Count: Active Citizenship for Health

We can see from other sectors in Nigeria, how active citizenship is driving change. From the elections, to the increased responsiveness of government in various sectors, Nigerians are finding their voices and using it. Most sectors are recognising this, even the Nigerian Police Force has recently set up a Complaint Response Unit. So, why is […]