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Building back better from COVID-19: Four insights from the inaugural NiCAFE conference

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that there is no dropping the ball when it comes to preventing, detecting and responding to infectious disease outbreaks. Therefore, during the Nigerian Conference of Applied and Field Epidemiology — NiCAFE2021, which took place on the 27th and 28th July 2021, speakers and panelists shared strategies to strengthen public health using lessons […]

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Preparing Nigeria for future pandemics will require building our scientific and research capacity: Views from six leading Nigerian scientists

By Vivianne Ihekweazu & Atinuke Akande-Alegbe (Lead Writers) “Is Nigeria no longer the GIANT OF AFRICA? Why are we not producing the Covid-19 vaccine yet or we’re waiting for free doses of vaccine from foreign aids?” This sentiment was shared on Twitter in December 2020 and has been echoed in multiple forums since the onset […]

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Covid19 NHW Events Torchlight Series

#Innovate4COVID19: How 3 organisations are fighting the novel Coronavirus in Africa

By Adaobi Ezeokoli & Thelma Thomas (Lead Writers) Every year since 2015, Nigeria Health Watch has organised the Future of Health Conference, our flagship event, to focus conversation and curate insights, evidence and a framework for action on critical topical health sector issues. With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting not just the health sector, but social, […]

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Covid19 Thought Leadership Series

A Call to Serenity, Courage and Wisdom During COVID-19: OpEd

I have been on a social media break, which just happened to coincide with the unfurling of the COVID-19 phenomenon. Peeking briefly into Twitter last week, I was stunned at some of the reactions I was seeing in relation the COVID-19 pandemic. It led me to want to share a few personal reflections as a […]