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Thought Leadership Series

Our Love, In Sickness and In Health

Editor’s Note: Ahead of Valentine’s Day on February 14, Nigeria Health Watch Social Media Analyst Michael Atima weaves a tale of romance that takes a nose dive when the unexpected happens, and reminds us all that love is sweet, but sweeter when both partners have access to the best gift money can buy — quality, affordable healthcare. […]

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Health

What’s the BHCPF got to do with it? – The Universal Health Coverage Dialogue

The setting was cosy, but the goal was clear: the participants who attended the Nigeria Health Watch policy dialogue on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) last week were specifically handpicked to dissect the National Health Act, particularly the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) and draw out its direct and indirect ties to UHC in Nigeria. […]

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Health Health Policy Thought Leadership Series

Has the Nigerian patient been “Failed by Angels?”

This week in Abuja the Centre for the Right to Health (CRH) will hold the premiere of an advocacy documentary, “Failed by Angels,” which highlights the exploitations of patients’ rights in the Nigerian health system, especially during maternity care. CRH is a non-profit that envisions a Nigeria where quality healthcare is available, affordable and accessible […]

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Health Policy

Can this National Council on Health be the beginning of real change for the Nigerian Health Sector?

Editor’s Note: In this week’s Thought Leadership Piece, Felix Abrahams Obi, a health system research and policy analysis expert with the Health Policy Research Group of the University of Nigeria, writes about the Emergency Session of the National Council on Health that recently held in Abuja. A few hours after President Buhari launched the #ChangeBeginsWithMe […]

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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 Health Policy Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Will the 2016 Health Budget fund the 2014 National Health Act?

Editor: In this week’s piece Edwin Ikhuoria of ONE Campaign reviews the 2016 Budget Proposal for Health, highlighting its inherent gaps, especially in light of the new National Health Act, and pointing to the important question of how these numbers will impact the health experiences of every day Nigerians who are desperate for safe, affordable […]

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Africa Diaspora Events Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Dear President Buhari, honour the 2001 Abuja declaration and deliver a genuinely Pro-Poor 2016 Budget

Editor: On the 19th of December 2015, we at Nigeria Health Watch joined the ONE Campaign and 24 other Non-Governmental Organisations in writing a letter to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on health and the associated budget currently going through the legislature. The letter was delivered to the Presidency, the leadership of the Senate […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Nigeria interrupts Polio, but the fight is not over

Nigeria is about to cross an important milestone in its fight to eradicate polio. July 24th will mark one year since the last polio case was recorded in the country. Nigeria Health Watch team member Ifeanyi Nsofor reflects on the effort it has taken to get us here and what it will take to maintain […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

What Changes will the new National Health Act bring?

Last week, in anticipation of the now postponed Nigerian presidential elections on February 14th, we organized a 3 hour tweetathon, focusing on health, which has sadly been neglected in the current election campaigns. Together with partner organizations, using the hashtag #Feb14Health, we discussed some of the issues that we would like to see addressed by […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Politics, the new National Health Act and Local Government Areas

The next few months will be filled with politics in Nigeria. At Nigeria Health Watch, we will focus on keeping health on the political agenda, enabling you, the voter, to ask the right questions on the issues that matter to you. Health and healthcare matters to all of us, and together we must ask our […]