Press Release

#PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Award: Nominations Now Open!!!

Nigeria, just like the rest of the world, is grappling with COVID-19 and journalists have played the critical role of providing public health updates, combating misinformation and supplying entertainment to help people cope with the virus’s impact. The Nigerian media has proved to be a valuable force in covering issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, providing […]

Thought Leadership Series

#PreventEpidemicsNaija: Improving public health and social measures through risk communications

By Chibuike Alagboso and Patience Adejo (Lead Writers) “I don’t believe there’s COVID-19.” “I can’t be infected by COVID-19 because I’m young and have a strong immune system.”  “I follow the safety guidelines by NCDC such as wearing of face masks and frequent hand washing with soap and water because I believe they will protect […]

Covid19 Torchlight Series

NOA and MLSCN: Supporting Nigeria’s COVID-19 Response via communication and test kit validation

By Dara Ajala-Damisa & Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writers) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work in Nigeria and the response has required a multi-sectoral approach with all arms of the government keyed into the response. This led to the setting up of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 which brought together the Ministers from […]

Infectious Disease Thought Leadership Series

Your meat could be killing You: Nigeria’s unhealthy Abattoirs

Editor’s Note: The Nigeria Health Watch team recently visited abattoirs in Suleja and Dei-Dei, to learn how they are managed and tease out public health lessons that Nigeria needs to consider in order to safeguard its citizens from infectious diseases. Suleja, Niger State, is a populous, cosmopolitan town on the outskirts of Abuja, the nation’s capital. […]

NHW Events

Health Watch Forum 2019 – Prevent Epidemics: Immunise

Immunisation is key to preventing epidemics across the world. According to UNICEF, immunisation is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions to date, averting an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year. The ‘Prevent Epidemics: Immunise’ forum was about how immunisation could help prevent disease outbreaks in Nigeria. The forum also addressed challenges […]