How One Indigenous Nigerian Foundation is Funding Diabetes Care in Southeast Nigeria

By Amarachi Okeh (Lead Writer) Nothing prepared Emmanuel Uchenna, founder of PJosh Diabetes Foundation, for his meeting with Samson Tamaraubrakemi, a 17-year-old who had Type 1 Diabetes, and who was sent away by his family because they could no longer afford to take care of him. Described as one of the leading causes of death […]

Press Release

World Heart Day: Coalition calls for concerted effort to eliminate trans fats in Nigeria

As part of events marking this year’s World Heart Day, the Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED) and Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), have called for concerted efforts in the regulation of trans fats use in Nigeria. NHED and CAPPA, in a statement issued in Abuja said that the World Heart Day commemorated September […]

Health Thought Leadership

Will Nigeria’s STEPwise Survey change the narrative around NCDs?

Editor’s Note: Ahead of the 3rd UN High-level meeting on non-communicable diseases holding on September 27th in New York, Staff Writer Chibuike Alagboso highlights the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)  in Nigeria and analyses the government’s recent steps towards understanding the data with the aim of monitoring trends and encouraging surveillance and regular data collection for NCDs. It […]