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PHC Torchlight Series

Oloibiri to Abuja: Sustainable People-centered investments in primary and tertiary care

A blue Toyota Corolla pulled to a stop inside the hospital premises and a middle-aged woman helped a frail young boy into the outpatient unit. She approached the nursing station with a distressed look on her face. A member of staff from the hospital took the boy into the nursing station to attend to him. […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

An island of hope: Visiting the Obio Community Health Insurance Scheme

There have been many calls for universal health coverage recently. Nigeria is one of the signatories to the universal health coverage plan which states that citizens must be able to access health facilities without payment at the point of getting that service. One of the models through which this can be delivered is community health […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Shell, FHI and NACA collaborate on HIV/AIDS in the Niger Delta

One great thing about going for conferences is the fascinating people you meet. One such person I met at the last International Conference on AIDS in Vienna was Dr Babatunde Fakunle, the Regional Community Health Manager of  The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria. Tunde took me through the work he is doing for […]