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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 […]

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Finally some innovation drivers in the health space: Launch of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria

Our friend and colleague; Dr Femi Sunmonu, Director of PurpleSource Healthcare, a healthcare management and investment company transforming the mass market private healthcare space in Nigeria recently attended the launch of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria. These are his reflections….. I recently attended the inauguration of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN) in Lagos […]

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IBORI: What does 50 million pounds really mean?

Guest post by Chima Onoka  Maxwell lost his wife Ufuoma last December. She was pregnant and started bleeding before her time of delivery. The emergency nurse who attended to her when she was rushed to the hospital rebuked Maxwell for not bringing his wife for antenatal care. But Maxwell could not pay for antenatal care […]

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An air ambulance to India

A friend of mine travelled from Lagos to New Delhi for a business meeting, and called me shortly after his return. “Chikwe, you will not believe what I experienced on the flight; almost every passenger had a tube of some sort, from catheters to intravenous lines, often accompanied by nurses or/and family, both in business […]

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Radio, bucket, and a bicycle – improving healthcare provision in Nigeria

by ndubuisi edeogaI have been reading through Sonia Shah’s book “The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years”. She discussed a survey that was designed to collect data about the use of insecticide impregnated nets, and about what most people would want if given the choice in a rural setting (one of their […]