Thought Leadership

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…
Thought Leadership

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,…
Thought Leadership

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…
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Herbert Wigwe: A Tribute

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By Sani Aliyu and Chikwe Ihekweazu As we mourn the sudden passing and celebrate the extraordinary life of Herbert Wigwe, we fondly…
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Securing the Lifeline: Strengthening Nigeria Medical Oxygen Security

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Medical oxygen is an essential lifesaving medicine used in a wide range of situations in health facilities, including surgery, trauma, internal medicine,…
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Public-Private Integration - A Catalyst for Growth in Nigeria’s Health Sector

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Alexander Chiejina and Emeka Oguanuo (Lead writers) Public-private integration holds immense potential to significantly build resilience and strengthen Nigeria’s healthcare system to…
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Uniting for Improved Nutrition Outcomes: A Call for Enhanced Collaboration

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By Safiya Shuaibu Isa According to the National Policy on Food and Nutrition (NPFN 2016), effective institutional coordination is required to ensure…
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Leveraging Digital Health for Better Maternal Health in Nigeria

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The health sector has made significant progress as a result of digital innovations. How can such innovations be used to improve maternal…
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Integrating Traditional Birth Attendants for Improved Maternal Healthcare in Sierra Leone

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Sabrina Charles and Billy Mawindo (Guest writers) Editor’s note: For long, Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) have played and continue to play a…
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Private Sector Integration in Maternal Health Care Delivery- Moving from Talk to Action

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By Onyedikachi Ewe The private sector has played a significant role in delivering maternal and newborn health services, particularly in low and…
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Act Together: Tackling Inequalities to Eliminate NTDs

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Alexander Chiejina (Lead writer) Poverty is among the primary drivers of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). According to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, 100…
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Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships for Family Planning Financing

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Family planning (FP) is a highly cost-effective investment that boosts global health and empowers women. By meeting the unmet needs for FP…
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A Community’s Struggle to Access Clean Water

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By Ohanu Dabri Olohije (Lead Writer) In ensuring access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene for ALL, we cannot overlook the needs…