Thought Leadership

Why We Must Accelerate the Inclusion of Noma as a Neglected Tropical Disease

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A mysterious figure dressed all in black, she appeared to be invisible as she slipped through the Laraba (Wednesday) market crowd in…
Torchlight

Eat-Learn-Play: Bridging the Nutrition and Education Gap for Wassa’s Displaced Children

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By Thelma Chioma Abeku and Ikemefuna Igwe (Lead Writers) At first glance, the buildings that house the classrooms of the Transitional Learning…
Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th January 2022

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‘Fully Vaccinating Children Key To Preventing Diphtheria‘. FG, USAID train physiotherapists on rehabilitation services for fistula, maternity care. Nigeria’s Mental Health Bill…
Thought Leadership

Africa at a Public Health Crossroads: Five Lessons from the 2nd International Conference on Public Health in Africa 2022

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The COVID-19 pandemic opened a ‘Pandora’s box’ of never-ending problems putting enormous pressure on global health systems, exposing biases in global public…
Torchlight

RICOM3: A Collaborative Effort to Reduce Maternal Deaths from Indirect Causes in Nigeria

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By Michael Atima and Bunmi Oyebanji Obot (Lead Writers) It is a little-known fact that 5–10% of pregnancies in Nigeria are complicated…
Jobs

Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th January 2022

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Diphtheria Outbreak Kills 25 In Kano. WHO to establish new council to develop Tuberculosis vaccine. Family planning crucial to curbing maternal mortality,…
Thought Leadership

The 63rd National Council on Health: Towards Building a Resilient and Sustainable Health System

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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world was making progress toward achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, since the onset…
Press Release

Nigeria Health Watch Announces the Third Edition Of #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2023

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Nigeria Health Watch is excited to announce the third edition of the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards ceremony to celebrate evidence-based and accurate reportage…
Torchlight

Society for Family Health: Leveraging Digital Platforms to Train Family Planning Service Providers

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Mrs Gertrude Edom, the founder and chief executive officer of St Gertrude Maternity Centre located in Topland, a suburb in Enugu city,…
Thought Leadership

Assessing Service Readiness of Facilities under the Bauchi State Social Health Insurance Scheme

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By Joy Ikott (Lead Writer) State Health Insurance Schemes are a vehicle through which State governments seek to achieve Universal Health Coverage…
Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th January 2022

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Scientist calls for interdisciplinary research to fight upsurge of COVID-19. Lagos doctors demand anti-quackery law. COVID-19: FG intensifies surveillance at international airports….
Thought Leadership

Addressing Barriers to Food Security in Nigeria

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Nigeria, like the rest of the world, is experiencing a food crisis, exacerbated by climate change, rising inflation and conflict such as…
Torchlight Africa

Towards Cancer Elimination in Africa: Is Rwanda the Example to Follow?

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By Lydia Atieno (Lead Writer) Thirty-five-year-old Christelle Uwamahoro had always been aware of the significance of cervical cancer screenings. Community health workers…
Thought Leadership

Fast-Tracking Nigeria’s Demographic Transition: A Critical Addition to the Legislative Agenda of the 9th Assembly

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A demographic dividend does not happen by accident, it requires a country to take deliberate and sustained action, which includes making the…
Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th January 2022

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Buhari signs mental health bill into law. How NHIA Act will set pace for robust health insurance in Nigeria. New COVID-19 variants…
Thought Leadership

From ‘Stalled’ to ‘Transiting’: Activating Nigeria’s Demographic Dividend

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Every year, at the National Council on Health (NCH), health leaders across Nigeria congregate to deliberate and approve policies aimed at improving…
Thought Leadership

Looking Ahead In 2023 – Rekindling Hope in Nigeria’s Health Sector

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The start of a new year comes with fresh expectations, hopes, and dreams. In 2015, Nigeria Health Watch hosted its inaugural Future…
Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 30th December 2022

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FG introduces N10 per litre excise duty on carbonated drinks to curb non-communicable diseases. How to improve health outcomes in Nigeria, by…