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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th October 2018

Global Fund gives Nigeria $660m to fight HIV, TB, Malaria. Type 2 Polio virus found in Bauchi – WHO. Nigerian returnee health professionals speak on experience, urge colleagues to return. Reps to launch investigation into NHIS crisis. New U.S.-Supported ‘E-WASH’ Activity Will Bring Clean Water to Three Million Nigerians. Pregnant women in Nigeria are shunning […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

The need for accountability for health in Nigeria’s political space – Op-Ed

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership Piece comes from Dr. Mike Adeyemi-Lawal, a professional in the area of health-systems strengthening. He highlights the need for political debates to include precise discussions about Nigeria’s health sector in light of the nation’s dire health indicators, arguing that accountability will provide benchmarks with which the performance of political […]

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In 2019, who will have your vote? #Vote4HealthNaija

“What would you like the government to improve after the elections in 2019?” Abdulkareem gave a wry smile, pondering the question, his eyes fixed on the road as he made his way through the after-work traffic on Airport Road. A seasoned Abuja taxi driver, after a moment, he replied. “Abeg leave that one, we both […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th September 2018

FG Approves N6trn National Health Plan. GAVI extends vaccine support till 2028. NMA gives FG ultimatum to re-constitute MDCN council. CS-SUNN Calls for Action to Increase Malnutrition Funding. How poor power supply cripples Abuja primary healthcare centres. ABUTH to conduct first open heart surgery in Northern Nigeria – CMD. FCT inaugurates 21-member health insurance committee. […]

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Wetin be Universal Health Coverage?

In the push for global health reforms, no initiative has been as uniting as the call for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Governments view UHC as a means to gain political favour and through advocacy, citizens are being educated about their right to quality, accessible and affordable healthcare. In spite of the ongoing advocacy and sensitisation […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th August 2018

U.S., FG, others fund $11m new Demographic Health Survey in Nigeria. World Bank Approves $20m to Support Nigeria’s BHCPF. WHO to donate 31 million doses of Yellow fever vaccines to Nigeria. UMD, PEPFAR, CDC Launch Data Centre for HIV/AIDS Monitoring. Kogi vows to domesticate anti-HIV stigma law. Ondo State Govt. approves 5 mother/child hospitals. FCT deploys EOC […]

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Great Expectations for Nigeria’s Health Sector: Top Five Priorities in 2018

Every new year comes with high expectations, with the hopes of new opportunities to make a difference in the Nigerian health sector and new energy to carry on ongoing projects. 2018 is here, and with it comes a whole new year of possibilities for the Nigerian health sector. Last week, Nigeria Health Watch summarised some […]

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Universal Health Coverage and the role of “marketers” for health in Nigeria

On December 12, the world celebrates Universal Health Coverage Day to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality healthcare to every person, everywhere. In Nigeria, the celebration of UHC day is somewhat overcast by the grim fact that only an estimated 1% of Nigerians have […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 04 November 2016

We have no accurate data of health insurance beneficiaries in Nigeria -Prof Yusuf. 1,473 midwives deployed to PHCs to save mothers, children. Nigeria to establish 3 hospitals to end Obstetric Fistula. Reps move to upgrade National Hospital. Sokoto to Rehabilitate 22 General Hospitals With N440m. Ogun doctors, state disagree over health sector performance. Workers’ protest […]