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From A Scheme to an Authority - 5 Things You Need to Know About the New NHIA Act

By Dara Ajala-Damisa and Kemisola Agbaoye (Lead Writers) Last Thursday evening, some great news was delivered to health advocates and Nigerians at large. The President had just signed to law an Act to repeal the National Health Insurance Scheme Act of 1999 and establish the National Health Insurance Authority. For many who are keen followers […]

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A Call to Invest in Nurses to Achieve Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

“I heard that Thursday was World Nurses’ Day, I wish I’d known about it earlier, I would have called Nurse Grace to appreciate her. I gave birth six months ago and honestly, that woman was an angel. What didn’t she do for me? And it wasn’t just me, I saw that she was caring to […]

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Our Planet Our Health - Why Nigeria’s UHC Champion Must Address Environmental Health

By Dara Ajala-Damisa and Vivianne Ihekweazu (Lead Writers) Today, April 7, is World Health Day, an important day by any standard; one which draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme for World Health Day in 2021 hinged on building a fairer, healthier world through stronger […]

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Accelerating Progress Towards UHC in Nigeria: The Delta State Example

By Dara Ajala-Damisa and Kemisola Agbaoye (Lead Writers) For reasons ranging from lack of funds and conflicting needs, to long wait times and convoluted registration processes, the average Nigerian would rather self-medicate or go to the neighbourhood pharmacy or chemist when they feel unwell, than go to a doctor. Very few Nigerians can afford the […]

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Focusing on the vulnerable to achieve UHC in Nigeria: Insights from a book launch

On September 14, 2021, Dr Charles Ezuma-Ngwu, launched a book titled ‘Universal Healthcare and Access to the Lower-income Population: An exploration of Capitation in Lagos, Nigeria’. A financial and budget analyst, Dr Ezuma-Ngwu wrote the book as an output from his PhD research to provide evidence that would encourage policy and action to deliver quality […]