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State of the World Population Report 2024: Breaking Down Barriers to Inclusive Sexual & Reproductive Health Services

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Safiya Shuaibu Isa [Lead Writer] The 1994 International Conference of Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt prioritised Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights…
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Mental Health Concerns for Orphaned Girls in Niger State: Who Protects their Welfare and Rights?

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Many Nigerians were surprised by Barrister Abdulmalik Sarkindaji’s controversial attempt to marry off 100 orphaned girls in Niger State, all of whom…
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Two Years After: Opportunities for Improving the Implementation of the NHIA Act

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Toluwani Oluwatola (Guest Writer) Nigeria’s quest for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) took a significant step forward on the 19th May, 2022, when…
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A Silent Threat: Impact of Climate Change on Life Expectancy Rate in Nigeria

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‘The climate crisis is a health crisis, but for too long, health has been a footnote in climate discussions,” Director-General, World Health…
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Hand Hygiene Day 2024: Water Shortages in Nigerian Communities Could Undermine WASH Efforts

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Hadiza Mohammed and Onyinye Oranezi (Lead Writers) It is generally accepted that water is life, yet basic access to water resources, especially…
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Leading the Charge: Nigeria’s Milestone in Meningitis Vaccination.

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Tzar Oluigbo and Sunday Oko (Lead Writers) Vaccines are by far one of the greatest inventions known to mankind, making it possible…
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World Malaria Day 2024:  What Hope Does the Malaria Vaccination Hold for Nigeria?

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Oladimeji Solomon Yemi and Patience Adejo (Lead Writers)
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Achieving Healthcare Reform in Nigeria — Learning from PharmAccess’ Initiatives

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Njide Ndili (Guest writer) Nigeria’s health indices remain an issue of concern. The life expectancy rate is one of the lowest in…
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Tackling the Budget Utilisation Challenges in the Nigerian Health Sector

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The Nigerian health sector is severely underfunded. Each budget year, the majority of health advocates lament the federal government’s inability to meet…
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Small by Small: Becoming a Doctor in 1990s’ Nigeria

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Vivianne Ihekweazu (Lead Writer) Since Ike Anya’s book, “Small by Small” called “a small miracle of a book” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,…
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What Does Nigeria’s Sector-Wide Approach Mean for the Health Sector?

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On December 12th, 2023, key health sector stakeholders gathered at the presidential villa to commemorate Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. This culminated…
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Lessons Learned: Strategic Purchasing for Family Planning in Nigeria

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Family planning remains an integral component of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). In Nigeria, challenges with Family Planning (FP) and Maternal, Newborn,…
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National Public Health Institutes: Route to accelerating Health Security in the ECOWAS Region

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If there were any doubts of what may happen when countries don’t take prioritise epidemic preparedness, the covid-19 pandemic is still a…
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Children and the Future of Health in a Changing Climate

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Oladimeji Solomon Yemi (Lead Writer) “Our Climate is Changing…. Why Aren’t We?” — Vanini Aggarwal, a 15-year-old telling climate stories by young people in…
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Data is life: Achieving Nigeria’s Digital-in-Health Approach

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Data and technology play a crucial role in the healthcare sector. The advent of technological innovations, including artificial intelligence, telemedicine, and mobile…
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Navigating Nigeria’s Healthcare Landscape: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategic Partnerships

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Chukwuemeka Oguanuo (Lead writer) Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with over 200 million people — a number that is projected to…
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Developing a Climate Resilient WASH Policy in Nigeria Come Rain or Drought

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In 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria developed a 13-year strategy to address the WASH crisis in the country. Five years post-implementation,…
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Promoting Accreditation for Community Health Service in Nigeria

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The private sector plays a major role in reducing inequities in access to health, with over 54% of the private sector outlets…
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Overcoming Barriers to Kidney Health in Nigeria — World Kidney Day 2024

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Salisu Hauwa, a 33-year-old woman in Gashau, a Local Government Area (LGA) in northern Yobe State, Nigeria was diagnosed with chronic kidney…
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Nigerian Women’s Empowerment, Key to Immunization Success

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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted healthcare systems worldwide, including routine immunisation services. In Nigeria, the consequences were particularly severe, with many children missing…