December 07, 2017
Nigeria: Universal Access to Education is Social Justice
Nelson Mandela famously said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Unfortunately, in many countries, including my own, too many… Read more »
October 16, 2017
Nigeria: Govt Confirms Three Cases of Monkeypox in Bayelsa
The Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has just released a press statement to confirm three cases of Monkeypox in Bayelsa. Read the press statement below. Read more »
October 03, 2017
Nigeria: One Year After Polio Set Back, Is Nigeria On the March Again?
Almost a year ago, the global public health community was thrown into anxiety with the detection of four new cases of wild polio virus (WPV) in rapid succession in Borno State,… Read more »
September 23, 2017
Nigeria: The Future of Health Conference 2017 Is Here!
How do the principles of running an effective business in today's world translate into the way healthcare organisations are run? Can business principles be applied in the running… Read more »
September 21, 2017
Nigeria: Reflections From a Journey to Wassa IDP Camp - Can We All Do More?
Directions to the Wassa Internally Displaced Peoples Camp, Abuja, seemed straightforward; "Get to Apo Mechanic Village. Keep driving until you come to the end of the tarred road,… Read more »
September 14, 2017
Nigeria: #feednaijapikin - the Fight to Invest in Nigeria's Future Flagbearers
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." ~ Nelson Mandela Read more »
August 24, 2017
Nigeria: The Genotype Test Bill - an Attempt to Curb Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria?
Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most prevalent public health issues in Nigeria, which is known to have the greatest number of sickle cell disease patients per country in the… Read more »
July 27, 2017
Nigeria: Mental Health - the Danger of Nigeria's Single Story
Editor's Note: This week's Thought Leadership Article on Health was written by Dr Ukwuori-Gisela Kalu, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and advocate for better mental health… Read more »
July 20, 2017
Nigeria: Can RTDs Bring Nigeria One Step Closer to Eliminating Malaria?
"What would you say is the most dangerous animal on Earth? Sharks? Snakes? Humans? If you're judging by how many people are killed by an animal every year, then the answer isn't… Read more »
May 31, 2017
Nigeria: Beyond the Status Quo - Using Impact Evaluation Research to Drive Innovation and Improve Outcomes in Health
This week's blog was co-written by the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) team at the World Bank. Here they share their experience at a workshop in Lagos sharing how Impact… Read more »
May 10, 2017
Nigeria: Being a Doctor in Nigeria - Challenges and Opportunities for Change
Over the past few years, there have been many anecdotal reports about the challenges that doctors and by extension, other health workers face working in Nigeria. Most Nigerians are… Read more »
May 04, 2017
Nigeria: Why Nigeria Must Care About Neglected Tropical Diseases
Editor's Note: This week our Thought Leadership Article beams a spotlight on a diverse group of communicable diseases that affect more than one billion people. Femi Oyadiran, is a… Read more »
April 26, 2017
Nigeria: The Tricky Mask of Depression and the Culture of Denial in Nigeria
Editor's Note: This week our Thought Leadership Article beams a spotlight on the invisible but alarming disease of depression in Nigeria. Dr. Mona-Lisa Kwentoh is a Consultant… Read more »
April 19, 2017
Nigeria: The Challenge Initiative - Putting Family Planning Investment in Nigeria On the Front Burner
Editor's Note: This week's Thought Leadership piece comes from Dr. Victor Igharo and Dr. Olukunle Omotoso from The Challenge Initiative (TCI) Nigeria, a four-year intervention… Read more »
March 29, 2017
Nigeria: "Does Leadership Matter" in the Nigerian Health Sector?
The greatest challenges and the greatest opportunities that any unit in society has begins with its pattern of leadership. Who makes those decisions that create ripples, trickling… Read more »
March 15, 2017
Nigeria: The Silent Thief of Sight - Early Detection Can Prevent Blindness From Glaucoma
Editor's Note: Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world, with the highest number affected in Sub-Saharan Africa. This week (March 12 - 18, 2017) is… Read more »
March 08, 2017
Nigeria: 'I Banged On the Hospital Door At 1am With My Daughter Screaming in Pain'
Editor's Note: This week's Thought Leadership Piece recounts the harrowing experience of Nneoma Wokemba, a mother who found herself fighting to get health care for her child in the… Read more »
December 21, 2016
Nigeria: The Elephant in the Room - Nigeria's Population Growth Crisis
There have been many salient issues that we at Nigeria Health Watch have drawn to our audience's attention in the span of 2016. As the year draws to a close and we look forward to… Read more »
November 09, 2016
Nigeria: Healthcare Leadership Needs a 'Radical Shift'
Editor's Note: It is no secret that we at Nigeria Health Watch contend that there are foundational challenges facing the Nigerian Health Sector, challenges that have held the… Read more »
October 11, 2016
Nigeria: Strong Response to Polio in the North East, Stuttering Response to Health and Nutrition
Following the detection of three new polio cases in Nigeria, The Nigerian government and its partners have mounted a massive, largely well-coordinated response. The Nigerian… Read more »
September 21, 2016
Nigeria: The Future of Health Conference... Is Here!
The past few weeks have been an exciting time for the African tech community. With three Google developer events announced to take place in three different countries, three… Read more »
August 16, 2016
Nigeria: Is It Time for Alumni to Lead the Resuscitation of Nigerian Teaching Hospitals? - the Enugu Example
A few weeks ago, the alumni of a single graduating set from the College of Medicine of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, the 1995 class, pulled together N20m… Read more »
July 05, 2016
Nigeria: We Have Started Our Descent - Strikes and the Future of Public Sector Health Delivery
Over the past ten years, no sector has been more affected by strikes in contemporary Nigerian history, than the health sector. Paradoxically, given the nature of its work, this is… Read more »
June 21, 2016
Nigeria: Confronting Nigeria's Growing Epidemic of Heart Disease
In this week's Thought Leadership piece, guest writer, Cardiologist Oyere Onuma highlights the alarming increase in cases of heart disease and related illnesses in Nigeria, and… Read more »
June 14, 2016
Nigeria: How Many Nigerians Are Living With HIV?
This has been an increasingly controversial question recently. Understanding the burden of HIV in Nigeria is more important now than ever before, because, aside from Nigeria having… Read more »
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