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Global Health Partnerships: Japan and Nigeria Working Together for Better Healthcare

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Abara Erim and Ohanu Dabri Olohije (Lead Writer) “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far,…
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Shifting Power: Three ways Local Government Financial Autonomy can impact Primary Healthcare in Nigeria

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Last week, Nigeria’s Supreme Court delivered a judgement granting financial autonomy to Local Government Areas (LGAs) in a suit filed by the…
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Catching Up on Zero-Dose and Under-Vaccinated Children in Africa: Insights From UNICEF

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Zubaida Baba Ibrahim [Lead Writer] Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, immunisation efforts in Africa have experienced a significant…
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Economic Strains and Contraceptive Barriers are Putting Reproductive Rights at Risk in Nigeria

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Almost everyone of reproductive age (about 4.3 billion people) will not have access to at least one essential reproductive health intervention over…
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A Kenyan Nurse is Driving Quality Healthcare Access Through Online Petitions

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Jackson Okata [Lead Writer] In the heart of Kibera, Kenya’s largest urban informal settlement, Shega Fatuma, a mother of two, balances her…
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Why it is Essential to Support Nigerian Researchers and Journalists in Science Communication

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By Abdullahi Tsanni, Emma Weitkamp, and Mahmoud Maina (Guest Writers) In October 2019, the African Science Literacy Network (ASLN) conducted a survey…
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Building Evidence to Combat Sexual Violence and Unsafe Abortions in Nigeria

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At this very moment, somewhere around the world, a woman or girl is experiencing some form of sexual violence. This devastating infringement…
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Cholera and Climate Change in Nigeria: An Old Enemy in a Modern World

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Tzar Oluigbo (Lead Writer) For decades, Nigeria has struggled with recurring cholera outbreaks. More recently, climate change has exacerbated these outbreaks. This…
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Vaccines are a Modern Day Miracle: Gavi’s Role in Sustaining Life-Saving Access

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Vivianne Ihekweazu and Alexander Chiejina (Lead Writers) “Thanks to the power of immunisation, the number of childhood deaths from vaccine preventable diseases…
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Tackling Nutrition Challenges Through Collaborative Initiatives

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Samuel Gada and Safiya Shuaib Isa [Lead Writers] Despite its position as one of the largest economies in Africa, Nigeria continues to…
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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Celebrating Voluntary Blood Donors for Blood Donor Day 2024

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Adanna Opara (Lead Writer) Every pint of blood donated comes with a story of kindness from family, friends and in some cases…
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Advancing Gender Equality in the Health Workforce: Insights from the Gulf of Guinea

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Tzar Oluigbo [Lead Writer] Following the devastating Ebola outbreak in 2014, it became clear that the health systems in countries in West…
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World Environment Day 2024: What do Tree Planting, Farmer-herder Conflict and Malnutrition have in Common?

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“We cannot turn back time, but we can grow forests, revive water sources, and bring back soils. We are the generation that…
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The Legislature’s Power in Boosting Nutrition and Food Security in Nigeria

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Tzar Oluigbo [Lead Writer] In May 2024, the House of Representatives Committee on Nutrition and Food Security organised a retreat with relevant…
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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024: Reducing Menstruation Stigma in Nigeria

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Precious Ajayi and Tzar Oluigbo [Lead Writers] This year’s 10th Menstrual Hygiene Day, with the theme #PeriodFriendlyWorld, calls on everyone to reflect…
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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…