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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th April 2022

Controversy shrouds initiative to begin local manufacture of vaccines. Osinbajo Acknowledges Diaspora Physicians’ Contributions To National Health Care. Vaccine-preventable disease surging in Africa, says WHO. Get tested before taking antimalarials, physician tells Nigerians. DR Congo Confirms New Ebola Case. NHIS To Subsidize Cancer Drugs By 80%. SDG2030: Nigeria must eliminate female genital mutilation to achieve […]

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Torchlight Series

Here’s How Activists are Advocating to End Environmental Pollution in Port Harcourt

Listen to the story below Nigeria Health Watch · Here’s How Activists are Advocating to End Environmental Pollution in Port Harcourt | 04-04-2022 By Innocent Eteng (Lead Writer) It is 8 am and a dark cloud of haze has darkened the Port Harcourt skyline making visibility difficult. In Oyigbo, a local government area (LGA) 30 […]

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Torchlight Series

Walking in the Right Direction: Plugging Healthcare Delivery Gaps in Ekiti State

When Dr Uzoamaka Onyeama completed her medical training and was posted to Ekiti State for National Youth Service, she said that she “wasn’t sure of what to expect as I’ve had my entire education in the southeast”. At the time, the state was actively engaged in strengthening health service delivery through the Medical Corps Fellowship […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st October 2021

FG launches local vaccine policy. Nigeria misses out as 15 African nations hit 10% COVID-19 vaccination target. Vaccinated people can be infected with COVID-19, infect others — Health Minister. Wanted: A clear vaccine advisory for pregnant, nursing mothers in Nigeria –Iheakweazu. Alleged Fake COVID-19 Test: Senate investigates attempts to defraud Nigerian travellers in Ghana. Nigeria […]

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Health

Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th September 2021

Buhari okays hosting of Int. Summit on Primary Healthcare. FG reads riot act to buyers, sellers of COVID-19 vaccination card. Nigeria ‘ll not be on UK’s COVID-19 red list, says NPHCDA. UNDP, EpiAFRIC, NHW, Reboot, Call for Submission to #Hack4COVIDWaste. Attacking Gates, attacking vaccines: How conflict, religion and conspiracy theories drive COVID-19 misinformation in Nigeria. […]

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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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Covid19 Thought Leadership Series

Fragile progress at the brink - COVID-19 and the Nigerian health sector

“Waves keep coming, that’s the one thing you can count on in life” — Gerry Lopez Following the easing of the lockdown restrictions, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has created the perfect storm that runs the risk of worsening many of the already poor health indicators in Nigeria. From transport restrictions, to anxiety among health care […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Let your votes build Nigeria’s Health Sector in 2019: #Vote4HealthNaija

“My name is Amos Nathan, I am making a creative statement, vote for health Naija” When Mr. Nathan made this statement, just outside the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa in Bayelsa State, people around him burst into laughter, possibly because of the frankness of his comment. Having spoken his mind, he walked away oblivious of the […]

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Thought Leadership Series UHC

Health is Primary and Universal: Priorities for Nigeria’s Health Sector in 2019

2019 in Nigeria is going to be quite a significant year, given the hotly contested presidential election taking place on February 16th and the governorship elections on March 2nd. For those of us in the health sector, it is important that we continue to champion health as an election issue. As a Nigerian citizen, as […]

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Diaspora Events Health Health Policy Nigeria

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 […]

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Africa Diaspora Events Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Special Announcement: Introducing the “Health Leadership Academy”

The Health Leadership Academy has a bold vision to transform healthcare in Africa by developing a generation of healthcare leaders who will excel in governance and provision of quality services. Its programmes will enable healthcare leaders and policymakers to expand into their roles, transform organisational cultures and create an enduring impact on health sector strengthening. […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Three reasons Strikes will continue in Nigeria’s Health Sector

No part of public service in Nigeria has experienced more strikes than the health sector. Right now, public tertiary hospitals in Nigeria are struggling to get back to life after another series of strikes. The University College Hospital, Ibadan, was crippled for 108 days by a strike called by the Association of Resident Doctors. At […]

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Universal Health Coverage – President Buhari’s opportunity to become a national hero

This week’s guest blog comes from Robert Yates, an internationally recognized expert on progressive health financing. He works for Chatham House, the international affairs “Think-tank” based in London. He was one of the speakers at the Future of Health Conference held on June 18 in Abuja. Far from being a lame-duck, Barack Obama is having […]

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Africa Diaspora Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Waiting for the promised Change in the Health Sector

This piece is contributed by Remi Adeseun. Remi is a pharmacist and health sector entrepreneur, Chairman of Rodot Nigeria Limited (a Medical Devices/Water Technology and Healthcare Consulting Company) and Founder/President HEWS Foundation. He is an important thought leader in the Nigerian health sector. On the eve of the change of government, the All Progressives Congress […]