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No ordinary webinar with Dr Ali-Pate Minister of State for Health

On the 7th of September 2011, there was an extraordinary meeting with the Minister of State for Health in Nigeria; Dr Ali-Pate and his team, were seated in the offices of the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja Nigeria, with hundreds of Nigerian health care professionals around the world. No, they had not all flown into Abuja, but met via a  webinar […]

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Nigerian Ministers of Health communicating with new media tools

Communication is critical to leadership, critical to management, and extremely critical to health care; from the nurse to the Minister. Communication lies at the heart of every aspect of health; including disease prevention, health promotion, treatment and care. Therefore; timely, accessible and credible health information is critical for improving public health outcomes. Yet, in our Nigeria, […]

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The conference – Nigeria: Partnership for Health

On the 6th November 2010, over 150 colleagues working in different capacities within the Nigerian health sector assembled at the beautiful facilities of the  Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology  for the second of the Nigeria: Partnership for Health conferences. These conferences are a collaboration between Nigerian health professionals in the Diaspora, and health professionals and institutions in Nigeria, […]

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Polio in Nigeria – An emerging success story

Vaccinations are celebrated as one of the miracles of modern medicine. In the past 50 years, it has saved more lives worldwide than any other medical product or procedure.The development of the polio vaccines led to the first modern mass vaccination campaigns. The global effort to eradicate polio began in 1988, and as of 2010, […]

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Bill Gates in Nigeria – lessons for us?

I have been following Bill Gates on Twitter for some time, and one recent “tweet” caught my eye. “Incredible trip to Nigeria – determined and getting closer to eradicating polio. Government, partners and Nigerians are committed and inspiring” Then I searched around a bit for more information on his trip to Nigeria….not too difficult! On […]