Nigeria: A Best Buy for Child Health in Nigeria - the Case for Immunisation
"I know that immunisation is important and obviously I want the best for my child, but the schedules are quite confusing, especially as I do not have anyone explain what the… Read more »
Nigeria: Let's Chat About Sex - Tech Platforms Target FCT Youth With Sexual Health Info
Goodness** (name changed to maintain anonymity) is a young woman in south-eastern Nigeria living with a hearing disability. Unlike most of her friends who also live with impaired… Read more »
Nigeria: "We Are Not the Future, We Are the Present" - Key Takeaways From #ICFP2018
The International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) that took place in Kigali between the 12th - 15th November, 2018 in Rwanda brought to the forefront global issues facing… Read more »
Nigeria: The Joy of Child Spacing While Giving Birth - One PHC's Story
Rijiyar Lemu Model Primary Health Center (PHC) along Kano - Katsina road on the outskirts of Kano city centre is unlike many other PHCs in Nigeria. Although the building is… Read more »
Nigeria: Accountability and Inclusiveness in the Health Sector - DRPC Organizes Retreats for Kano OGP
As part of efforts to hold government accountable to its promises through enhanced inclusiveness, transparency and accountability in governance, the development Research and… Read more »
Nigeria: Alapa - Why Family Planning Is Becoming a Household Name in Oyo State
The women who access family planning services at Okeolola Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Oyo town, Oyo State have a local name for their preferred family planning method. It's… Read more »
Nigeria: Will the Brain Gain from the Diaspora Revive the Health Sector?
"Daddy, you know this would never have happened when you were working in Lincoln, right?" Dr. Olujimi Coker, Medical Director of Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos was telling an enthusiastic… Read more »
Nigeria: Future of Health 2018 - Will the Brain Gain From Nigeria's Diaspora Revive the Health Sector?
'Daddy, you know this would never have happened when you were working in Lincoln, right?" Dr. Olujimi Coker, Medical Director of Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos was telling an enthusiastic… Read more »
Nigeria: How A 'Magic' Ointment is Preventing Deaths in Newborns
Gagi community on the outskirts of Sokoto in Northern Nigeria is a settlement where everyone knows each other. Modern and traditional style buildings sit side by side. People… Read more »
Nigeria: Driven By Traditional Leaders, a 'Magic' Ointment Is Preventing Deaths in Newborns - a Story From Sokoto
Gagi community on the outskirts of Sokoto in Northern Nigeria is a settlement where everyone knows each other. Modern and traditional style buildings sit side by side. People are… Read more »
Nigeria: The Need for Accountability for Health in Nigeria's Political Space
Editor's Note: This week's Thought Leadership Piece comes from Dr. Mike Adeyemi-Lawal, a professional in the area of health-systems strengthening. He highlights the need for… Read more »
Nigeria: Is There a Role for Trado-Medicine in the Nigerian Health Sector?
"Immediately they fall sick they consult the oracle to tell them what is causing that illness and proffer a traditional remedy." - Healthcare Worker, Benue state. Read more »
Nigeria: In 2019, Who Will Have Your Vote?
"What would you like the government to improve after the elections in 2019?" Read more »
Nigeria: Nutrition Agents Increase Demand for CMAM Services in Borno
No mother ever wants to face the tough choices many mothers in conflict zones, like Borno have to face on a daily basis. The struggle for survival, keeping a severely malnourished… Read more »
Nigeria: Simple but Effective - the Community Mobilisers Driving Immunization in Borno State
Polio immunization in Nigeria has arguably received more consistent publicity than any other disease. The focus on eradicating polio via immunization has often taken centre stage… Read more »
Nigeria: Strengthening Health Security Through Field Epidemiology - Key Messages From the 2018 Ncdc/Nfeltp Conference
Since 2016, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP) have every year, hosted an annual… Read more »
Nigeria: Identify and Report - How Grassroots Informants Accelerated the End of Polio in Niger State
The streets of Masaga district in the northern part of Bida local government area of Niger state were adorned with a colourful display of varying designs of outfits as both the… Read more »
Nigeria: Ageing but Not Infirm - Getting Geriatric Care Right in Nigeria
Editor's Note: This week's Thought Leadership Piece comes from Nigeria Health Watch Editorial Assistant Beti Baiye. She explores the world of geriatric care in Nigeria and seeks to… Read more »
Nigeria: Displaced but Determined in Borno - Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Midst of a Humanitarian Crisis
The Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Maiduguri is home to over 30,000 people. It is one of several IDP camps in Borno State where victims of the Boko Haram… Read more »
Nigeria: Patients' Bill of Rights - Game Changer or Another Policy Paper?
Beep... beep. Beep... beep... beep! Multiple text and WhatsApp notifications all from the same unfamiliar source. Read more »
Nigeria: Can Community Organisations Lead in Taking Sexual Health Education to Rural Areas?
As the nation's seat of power, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is usually associated with splendour. This opinion about the city is often formed by the images of wide roads and… Read more »
Nigeria: Wetin Be Universal Health Coverage?
In the push for global health reforms, no initiative has been as uniting as the call for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Governments view UHC as a means to gain political favour… Read more »
Nigeria: The Last Mile - On the Frontlines of Polio Eradication in Kano State
In August 2016, the last poliovirus case in Nigeria was diagnosed in Monguno Local Government Area in the North-Eastern state of Borno. Since then, those working in the polio… Read more »
Nigeria: Teen Girls' App May Save Nigerians From Fake Drugs
Save a Soul, a team of five students from the Regina Pacis Secondary School Onitsha in Anambra State, won a place in this year's global finals of the Technovation Challenge in… Read more »
Nigeria: From Zero to Six - Can Breastfeeding Our Babies Accelerate Nigeria's Development? #wbwng2018
Every first week of August Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week. Yet, if statistics are anything to go by, one might question what impact… Read more »