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MNCH Thought Leadership Series

Midwives are a lifeline for better maternal health, Nigeria must invest in them: OpEd

Editor’s Note: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Year 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and The Midwife. In this Thought Leadership OpEd for Nigeria Health Watch, Olajumoke Adebayo, a Young Midwifery Leader at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), writes about the critical roles that midwives play in reducing maternal mortality […]

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Health Torchlight Series

Traditional Birth Attendants: Friend or foe?

The young mothers in the community fondly call her “Aunty Dada” Her first attempt at helping a woman deliver a baby was in a forest while escaping from insurgents. She had already seen several pregnant women die in childbirth in the forest and so at that point, she felt she had only two options. She […]

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Thought Leadership Series

On the regulation of Nigerian health professionals

An anonymous commentator on the last post mentioned that the next Minister must put in place a regulatory body to which health professionals are accountable, to deal with cases of negligence and breaches of professional ethics. The commentator mentioned the General Medical council in the UK as a possible model. The truth is that these […]