Thought Leadership Series

Lassa Fever: Why the Nigerian government should fund disease diagnostics for epidemic preparedness


Editor’s Note: Chidindu Mmadu-Okoli is a 2019 #PreventEpidemicsNaija Fellow at Nigeria Health Watch. In this piece she writes about a doctor whose Lassa Fever diagnosis…More

Let’s talk about sex: What do Nigerian adolescents know about sexual reproductive health?


Editor’s Note: Nigeria Health Watch in collaboration with Education As A Vaccine (EVA) recently conducted two Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in Nyanya and Kuje areas…More

World Population Day 2019: Is Nigeria in trouble?


Thirty years ago, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) established World Population Day, an annual event observed on July 11 every year. The world’s population…More

National TB Conference 2019: Building Stronger Partnerships to End TB in Nigeria


Despite years of neglect — these are exciting times for the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis (TB)! A new treatment regimen for drug resistant tuberculosis with the…More

Dawn of a new era as new heads of NHIS and NACA appointed


The general elections in Nigeria are long behind us, following postponements, pronouncements and postulation from the different political parties. Now, Nigerians are waiting with bated…More

Antibiotic Misuse: A gap in the sexual health knowledge of Nigerian Youth  


Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership piece comes from Nigeria Health Watch’s Production Coordinator McHenry Igwe. He writes about a growing practice amongst young sexually…More