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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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Building a Community Network for Health Misinformation Management

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Abara Erim and Sunday Oko (Lead Writers) “I consumed large amounts of garlic or sometimes ingested excessive vitamins to prevent infection. Others…
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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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The private sector has played a significant role in delivering maternal and newborn health services, particularly in low and middle-income countries, where…
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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…
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Applying Behavioural Science in Nigeria’s HPV Vaccination Campaign

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Dr Ifeanyi M. Nsofor and Drew Bernard (Guest Writers) On October 24, 2023, Nigeria’s First Lady Oluremi Tinubu accompanied by the coordinating…
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The Power of Media Advocacy in Epidemic Preparedness and Response

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Ibukun Oguntola and Sonia Biose (Lead Writers) One of the many lessons the world learnt from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic…
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Vaccinating Africa: Expanding Vaccine Manufacturing for Health Security

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It is time for Africa to focus on producing vaccines for its population. In February 2021, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres highlighted vaccine equity…
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Still A Mum: Fighting the Silent Battle of Maternal Mental Health

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Joyce Chimbi (Lead Writer) “Three years ago, my life changed in ways I could never have imagined. I lost a six-month-old pregnancy,…
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“Health is Back on the Front Burner ” in 2024

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The year 2023 began with much hope and anticipation for the country. It was a year of transition, and every transition brings…
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Navigating Challenges and Embracing Hope in the Nigerian Healthcare in 2023

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As the year 2023 comes to a conclusion, it is a good time to look at the current state of Nigeria’s health…
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A Midwife’s Journey of Hope and Healing in Ghana

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Mahmud Mohammed-Nurudeen (Lead Writer) Aisha Bawa, a 34-year-old midwife at the Manhyia Government Hospital in Ghana, tries to ensure safe deliveries in…
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Breaking Barriers: Advancing UHC in Africa To Enable Equitable Healthcare Access

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Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has it foundation in the 1948 World Health Organisation (WHO) Constitution, which declares health as a fundamental human right and commits to ensuring the highest…
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A Ray of Hope: The Launch of the Noma Centre in Abuja

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The launch of the Noma Centre Abuja is set to transform medical care for those affected by the devastating noma disease. The…
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Destination, Universal Health Coverage for all Nigerians: Can a Sector-Wide Approach Get Us There?

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Chibuike Alagboso and Safiya Shuaibu Isa (Lead Writers) The repositioning of Nigeria’s health sector is benefiting from the highest levels of political…
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Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria Through Private Sector Financing

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Editor’s note: Political leadership to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has never been more crucial in Nigeria than it is now. In…
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What Has Climate Change Got to Do With Me?

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Wetin concern Nigeria and climate change? (how does climate change concern Nigeria?) This was a post shared on the social networking site…