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Afe Babalola Multi-system Hospital: Bridging the Gap in Quality Health Care in Nigeria

COVID-19 pandemic has come with lessons for everyone around the world. It has not only shown that even the strongest economies can be severely shaken by just one public health emergency, it has also revealed that the best health systems in the world can be taken unawares by infectious disease outbreaks. Countries in Europe and […]

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FMC Ebute Metta is restoring Nigeria’s confidence in public health centres

Alex (not real name) got a new job and moved to a new city in early 2018. He considered himself one of those Nigerians who “hardly get sick”. But this changed in 2018. He suddenly fell ill and needed medical attention. He searched and visited one of the private hospitals used by his employer’s Health […]

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PHC Torchlight Series

A Brand New Maito: Renovated PHC caters to community health needs in Niger State

It is a dusty Tuesday morning in Maito village, typical of the early harmattan season. Men and women carrying farm equipment walk on either side of the small road that divides the village into two. The rainy season has ended, and the villagers are busy harvesting. Not so for Malam Aliyu Bala, who has to […]

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Health Torchlight Series

Quality healthcare is local: The Ijede General Hospital Story

The Ijede General Hospital is located along the Egbin Thermal Power Station Road in Ijede Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State. The hospital sits on land about the size of a standard football pitch and serves a population of about 40,000 Ijede citizens. A good number of patients also come from surrounding catchment […]

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Health Torchlight Series

Quality, the bedrock of healthcare: Future of Health Conference 2019

“Health is everything. If actor die, film don finish” – Engr. Chidi Izuwah Snr, at the 2019 Future of Health Conference How do we begin to change the narrative about healthcare in Nigeria? This was a key question Dr. Ike Anya, Nigeria Health Watch Curator, wanted answered at the 2019 Future of Health Conference. “We have […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

#QualityHealthNaija: The Future of Health Conference 2019 is Here!!!

After four hugely successful conferences, the 2019 Future of Health Conference will take place in Abuja on October 17, 2019!!! The quality of healthcare delivery will be at the heart of this year’s discussions, themed “Time to Focus on Quality in Healthcare: Improving Outcomes.” Quality and safety in healthcare are goals that can be achieved […]

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PHC Torchlight Series

A Tale of Two PHCs in Niger State: Accessing Equitable Healthcare From Beji to Maito

Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area (LGA), in Niger State is an agrarian community, 30 kilometres from the state capital, Minna. Renowned for the huge yams produced in the town, Beji is also known for its popular cattle market, one of the biggest in the state. Mrs. Halima Musa is the In-Charge at the Beji […]