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Afe Babalola Multi-system Hospital: Bridging the Gap in Quality Health Care in Nigeria

COVID-19 pandemic has come with lessons for everyone around the world. It has not only shown that even the strongest economies can be severely shaken by just one public health emergency, it has also revealed that the best health systems in the world can be taken unawares by infectious disease outbreaks. Countries in Europe and […]

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Health Press Release

Aliko Dangote Foundation, UNECA and GBCHealth Advocate Public-Private Sector Partnership for Better Health in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 17, 2019/ Top African leaders including Heads of States, Ministers, CEOs as well as representatives from the African Union and United Nations will converge at the inaugural Africa Business: Health Forum (AB:HF) (www.AfricaBusinessHealthForum.com) taking place in Ethiopia on 12th February 2019 on the margins of the 32nd African Union Summit. The […]

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Health Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 11 August 2017

Nigeria Records Poor Outing as Only 23% of Children Get Immunised. Revamp PHCs in your states, Health Minister urges governors. FG plans relocation of Lagos drug markets. Lassa fever: Lagos urges calm as three test positive, 22 More under Surveillance. Nearly 900,000 Children in Nigeria Receive Anti-Malaria Drugs. America commits $85m to HIV prevalence survey in Nigeria. Heritage Bank Partners with […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News on Health, 04 August 2017

FG set to achieve 50% exclusive breastfeeding by 2018. Counterfeit drugs: Nigeria sets up coordinated centres for drugs distributors. NCDC advises on prevention of infectious disease outbreaks during flooding. Nigeria will Eradicate Fistula in 10 Years, Says Adewole. Poor breast-feeding costs Nigeria $21bn yearly – UNICEF. Gates Foundation, U.S. varsity praise Nigeria for accurate immunisation data reporting. Nigeria needs 10,605 new […]

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Top 10 Health News

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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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 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 […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

A Preventable Death: How our poor Medical Emergency Services kill Nigerians

We receive many pieces for publication on Nigeria Health Watch. We review these with a great sense of responsibility regarding what should be shared on our platform. For this historic week of the inauguration of a new government in Nigeria, we share with you this piece that illustrates not only the depth of the challenge […]

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Africa Events Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Defining the Health Sector of our Dreams in Nigeria – Future of Health Conference 2015

On Thursday June 18 2015, Nigeria Health Watch invites you to join health professionals, health enthusiasts, government agencies and the media to articulate our hopes and aspirations for the Nigerian health sector following the historic 2015 presidential elections. We will do so at a conference titled ‘The Future of Health’. The conference will hold at […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Hajia Fatima Muhammad – Working to improve the Lives of Women in Northern Nigeria

Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world with 560 women dying for every 100,000 live births. Although there has been an improvement in the past decade, it still remains unacceptably high. The North East geopolitical zone has the highest maternal mortality rate of 1,549/100,000 live births, compared to 165/100,000 live […]

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Africa Events Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Putting Health on the Agenda of the Nigerian Elections: a Call to Action

It’s election season in Nigeria, and the volume of the debates online and offline are reaching a deafening pitch. Interestingly the focus of most of the campaigns and debates are not on the issues that will affect the future of our country. In 2015 – this is not good enough for a country with Nigeria’s […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

How strikes are killing the Public Healthcare Sector and why it may be difficult to reclaim

An interesting scenario played out in 2014. After a strike that lasted about two months, all resident doctors in Nigeria were sacked; the strike was then called off and the doctors were re-instated. This strike by doctors, across public sector hospitals in Nigeria continued for over two months despite the ongoing Ebola outbreak at the […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Demonizing Nigerian Doctors – an Agenda for Change

Reflecting on the recent doctors strike, and the threat by other health sector workers of further strikes, we took a fresh look at a piece that Ike Anya wrote 11 years ago, and were surprised how relevant it still is today! Judge for yourself….   Date first published 27/03/2003 In the past month or so, […]

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Thought Leadership Series

On World TB Day – what we should know and do

The World TB Day passed quietly in Nigeria. The government probably prefers it this way. Nigeria is among the 22 high TB burden countries in the world and ranks 2nd in Africa. The national response is led by the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme located within the Department of Public Health in the Federal […]