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Review of IHR at the 74th World Health Assembly - What can Nigeria implement immediately?

Editor’s Note: The 74th World Health Assembly has just ended. All plenary sessions were open to be viewed on the WHO website. In this article Nigeria Health Watch’s Kemisola Agbaoye revisits some of the discussions around pandemic preparedness and response, and the potential implications for Nigeria. Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has […]

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Diaspora Thought Leadership Series

New WHO DG: An African success story in leadership and accountability

If we learnt anything from the recently concluded Health Watch Forum 2017, it is that the leadership of an organization matters as much as the organization itself. This is why the change in leadership of an organization as critical to global health as the World Health Organisation (WHO) is worth our full attention. The WHO […]

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Five takeaways of the 69th World Health Assembly from a Nigerian Perspective

The 69th World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization held between the 23rd and 28th of May in Geneva. It had a very heavy agenda and is reported to have had its largest attendance ever. We may have contributed to this, given it was our first WHA. High on the agenda was WHO reform, […]