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COVID-19 has shown that without health, we have nothing

Gabriel Oke and Omodolapo Shobowale (Lead Writers) On April 8, 2018, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) affirmed the linkage between Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and global health security as two sides of the same coin in an interview with Nigeria Health Watch. ‘‘Health Systems Strengthening and Universal Health Coverage […]

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Torchlight Series

Be Your Brother’s Keeper: Anambra’s Adoption Model for Health Insurance

The Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme was launched on the 14th September, 2018, after the law establishing it enactment was passed in 2016. Its’ mandate is to provide quality and affordable healthcare to Anambra State citizens. Executive Secretary of the Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA), Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi, says the government committed NGN 200 […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Destination UHC: Nigeria’s Political Will, a Catalyst!

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership opinion piece comes from Dr. Uchenna Ewelike, a Senior Health Economist. He re-echo’s the importance of Universal Health Coverage in ensuring financial protection for the most vulnerable in our societies, analyses Nigeria’s journey towards Universal Health Coverage, and proffers solutions for the road ahead.  Universal Health Coverage is meant […]

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Thought Leadership Series UHC

#UHCDay2019: Is Nigeria’s Basic Health Care Provision Fund Leaving No One Behind?

Editor’s Note: For UHC Day on December 12th, The Nigeria Health Watch team in partnership with Centre for Family Health Initiative (CFHI), held a Community UHC Forum in Jiwa, on the outskirts of Abuja’s Municipal Area Council. The goal was to learn what the community understood about the country’s Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) […]

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MNCH Torchlight Series

From land to sea: Improving maternal and child health access in Lagos State

Ensuring that people everywhere have access to affordable, quality healthcare at the point of need, is an imperative that requires urgent action. Access is one of the three important components of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The global health and development community marked UHC Day on December 12, bringing attention to the important role of quality […]

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Press Release

Group launches social media campaign on 2020 health budget

The Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (PACFaH@Scale), a health accountability network of Nigerian civil society organizations launched a social media campaign that is holding lawmakers accountable to meet the 15% quota for the health budget. The campaign hashtag is #fundmyhealth2020. In a statement issued and signed by the Executive Director, […]

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WHO launches first World report on vision

More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment  because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and far sightedness, glaucoma and cataract,  according to the first World report on vision issued by the World Health Organization. The report, launched ahead of World Sight Day on 10 October, found that […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Vision First - Universal Eye Health for Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

The value of vision in our daily living is tremendous. However, many of us tend to take our eyesight for granted, until we develop vision problems. Vision loss has a detrimental impact on the lives of those affected, as well as on their families, friends, and society. Whether sudden or gradual, loss of sight can […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

59: Great Lofty Heights Unattained

Editor’s Note: As Nigeria celebrates its 59th year of Independence, Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor reflects on Nigeria’s healthcare journey through the lens of an average 59-year-old Nigerian woman. Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor is Director of Policy and Advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch, a 2019 Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity at George Washington University and a Senior New […]

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dRPC PACFaH@Scale Fellow among 2019 Goalkeepers

A research fellow of the Development Research and Project Centre’s Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (dRPC PACFaH@Scale) Mr. Turnwait Michael has been selected as one of the 2019 Goalkeepers by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Established in 2017, Goalkeepers are leaders who take a stand on the issues they […]

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WHO Director-General calls on world leaders to support Universal Health Coverage high-level meeting

I have just returned from a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to review the response to the Ebola outbreak. I was reminded once again that Ebola is just one symptom of a deeper problem: when people don’t have access to health services, or those services are […]

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Statement by WHO Director-General on World Health Day 2019

WHO was born on 7 April 1948 with a clear and ambitious vision: a world in which all people enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. Although we have made enormous progress in recent years against some of the world’s leading causes of death and disease, we still have a lot of work to do […]

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Thought Leadership Series UHC

Fighting Fake Drugs Is Fighting For Universal Health Coverage: World Health Day 2019 – Op-Ed

Editor’s Note: This week’s Op-Ed comes from Howard Catton, CEO of The International Council of Nurses (ICN). Ahead of World Health Day 2019, which is on Sunday, April 7th, he writes about the importance of the fight against counterfeit drugs through training and the use of technology and how this is critical if Nigeria and […]

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Torchlight Series UHC

Further Together: Collaboration for UHC in Africa by 2030

As we entered Rwanda’s airspace and began our final descent to the Kigali International airport, I looked out of my window, eager to get my first glimpse of the city. The view of the skyline at night is breathtaking. The city spreads out over several hills and valleys, which is befitting as Rwanda is known as […]