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 »
Nigeria: Lessons for Bida - Three Approaches That May Solve Niger State's Public Sanitation Dilemma
The Katsina family of Bida will probably never forget June 20th 2018. Just before 8 p.m. on that day, Mr. Farouk Katsina received an urgent call from his wife asking him to come… Read more »
Nigeria: Traditional Birth Attendants - Friend or Foe?
The young mothers in the community fondly call her "Aunty Dada" Read more »
Nigeria: Results Are Out! Data Is the New Oil for Health Planning in Nigeria
The planning process is one of the most important factors in ensuring the success of any project. This is true if you are running a household, a small business, an organisation, or… Read more »
Nigeria: NAIIS - the Survey That Might Solve Nigeria's HIV Data Dilemma
HIV prevalence rates in Nigeria have been the topic of much debate. The bone of contention, according to several authorities, is that the current HIV prevalence rates being quoted… Read more »
Nigeria: Could a New Typhoid Vaccine End the Most Misdiagnosed Disease in Nigeria?
"Typhoid fever" has long been recognized as one of the most diagnosed diseases in Nigeria. The challenge is that when diagnosed properly, typhoid fever is actually a… Read more »
Nigeria: A Friendly Football Match, Ebola, and Infodemics
Editor's Note: As the Democratic Republic of Congo works to curb an Ebola outbreak, Nigerians expressed strong reactions to the proposal of a friendly match on the 25th of May,… Read more »
Nigeria: How 72-Hour "Makeovers" Are Transforming Primary Healthcare in Kaduna State
How long does it take to transform a primary health centre, equip it and have it ready for business? The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), a non-governmental… Read more »
Nigeria: Mission to Transform the Health Sector of Lagos - a Breakfast Meeting With Dr Jide Idris
"A key part of Dr. Jide Idris' delivery is his honesty of self-assessment. If you do not know where you are, you cannot plan for where you need to be". ~ Remi Adeseun, Country… Read more »
Africa: Is Tobacco Smoking Being Ignored in Favour of Other Substance Abuse?
Whenever there is media attention, especially international media attention and a public outcry over any sensitive public issue, the government's is usually forced to respond, and… Read more »
Nigeria: Will the 1% Be a Game Changer in Nigeria's 2019 Elections?
How can a country pass a law and four years later we are only now getting round to implementation? It is no secret that the 2019 elections are in the hearts and minds of most… Read more »
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 »
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