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Torchlight Series

Partnership for WASH: European Union and State Governments Improve Services in Rural Communities

Nasoro Primary School is right at the centre of Gumel town in Jigawa State, North West Nigeria. It has over 4,700 students and 78 teachers, according to Arma Muhammed, the head teacher. At 11am on a Thursday morning, the timekeeper stood in the school playground and rang his bell, signalling the break time. Students from […]

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Thought Leadership Series

In the shadow of Climate Change: The need to focus on better water quality in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: For World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22nd, Nigeria Health Watch Events Manager Thelma Thomas writes this Thought Leadership Piece exploring the critical importance water plays in improving community health and the impact that climate change has on access to water. She outlines steps Nigeria must take if it is to attain […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Living In Dirt: Nigeria’s waste crisis requires urgent action

Editor’s Note: In this Thought Leadership Piece, Nigeria Health Watch Health Events Manager, Thelma Thomas highlights the breakdown of sanitation in Nigeria and how this is contributing to the country’s public health disease burden. She outlines potential measures that should help manage Nigeria’s waste crisis if taken into serious consideration by the necessary authorities.  A […]

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Health Torchlight Series

No More Absence: Abuja NGO works to improve menstrual health for schoolgirls

Sylvia Egar was 13 years old in 2017 when she started her period for the first time. Her mother had never discussed the menstrual cycle with her, so she thought the painful, bloody discharge meant she was going to die. When her mother returned from the market later that evening and heard what had happened, […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

A mango in the backyard that cannot be plucked: FCT indigenes face glaring health inequities

Editor’s Note: In this week’s Thought Leadership blog, Nigeria Health Watch Journalist Chibuike Alagboso spotlights health inequities faced by Abuja’s indigenous peoples. They live in one of Africa’s fastest growing cities but lack access to healthcare and social amenities. Nigeria Health Watch’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, Dr Ifeanyi M. Nsofor, conceived the “Health Equity […]

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Press Release

1 in 4 health care facilities lacks basic water services – UNICEF, WHO

3 APRIL 2019| GENEVA | NEW YORK –  One in four health care facilities around the world lacks basic water services, impacting over 2 billion people, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP). The WHO/UNICEF JMP report, WASH in Health Care […]