Category: Blog

#EbolaPolicyAdvocacySeries – Turning Ebola into an Opportunity for Public Health Law Transformation

Posted by florida - November 11, 2014 - Blog, EPAS Series

On this week’s #EbolaPolicyAdvocacySeries, Dr. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia calls for the urgent need to transform Nigeria’s public health law.  WHO’s certification need not make Nigeria and Nigerians complacent, to develop a “no longer our problem” attitude we are pretty skilled in, eager to move on the other next sensation. We are not out of the wood [...]

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Introducing The Ebola Policy & Advocacy Series

Posted by florida - October 4, 2014 - Blog, EPAS Series
Map by Anthony England (@EbolaPhone)

  2014 may go down in history as, amongst other things, the year Ebola ceased to be a Congo disease and became instead a global phenomenon. The disease has emphasized the fact that infectious diseases respect no boundaries and are incapable of drawing a distinction between races, or income brackets.  The ways in which countries have [...]

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Baby Factories in Nigeria: After the Outrage

Posted by - September 3, 2013 - Blog baby-factory

Less than a couple of weeks ago, yet another baby factory was uncovered.  A line-up of girls, many of whom should be in secondary school studying to make their lives and eventually those of their children better, stood instead, at various stages of pregnancy.  A few babies, too, were held in hands, some on the [...]

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Engaging Lawyers in the Fight against Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

Posted by - September 3, 2013 - Blog matenal

In June this year, Save the Children released their annual report, the State of the World’s Mothers Report, 2013. Unsurprisingly, Nigeria found itself near the bottom,the eighth worst place. According to that report, Nigeria was the 169th most unsafe place out of 176 countries surveyed in which a woman could give birth.   1 in 13 [...]

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Posted by - September 3, 2013 - Blog health

Introduction  The increasing fanciful terms used to describe the state of maternal health in Nigeria has and should become a cause of urgent concern for policy makers, stakeholders and other persons interested in the health, wellbeing and image of the most populous country in Africa. At a Millenium Summit held in New York, World Leaders [...]

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Medical Tourism in Nigeria: Buyer Beware

Posted by - May 16, 2013 - Blog mt

It is daunting when you have to leave your environment for some unfamiliar place, with a different culture and language; it is even more frightening when you are in poor health. For whatever it is worth, it is common practice in Nigeria these days to employ the services of an agent, who will help you [...]

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Addressing Mental Health Challenges and Inadequate Services in Nigeria

Posted by - August 1, 2012 - Blog mh

By Nonso Attoh (Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria)   (Guest blog) Approaching the main gates of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus every morning, you are confronted with the sight of ahalf-naked, elderly-looking woman sleeping next to the gutter, surrounded by a motley assortment of garbage and clutter. Dishevelled, dirty, hair unkempt and [...]

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Some Facts about Child Molestation

Posted by - June 1, 2012 - Blog cm

I wrote an article recently in the Daily Times – Looking Out for Our Children ( – about the legal regime for sexual abuse of children and the distribution of child pornography and our personal responsibility to create safe environments for our children. Sexual abuse of any persons, men, and women, but especially children can [...]

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The Right to Health in Nigeria?

Posted by - May 17, 2012 - Blog rh

I was recently in Nairobi on invitation from Interights for a Consultative Meeting of Experts on the Right to Health in Africa.   I have done some work on the right to health, including examining Nigerian jurisprudence on the right to health and examining the linkage with the right to health in international law to access [...]

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When Was Your Last Pap Test?

Posted by - May 10, 2012 - Blog

At CHELD, one of the projects we seek to pursue vigorously is cervical cancer awareness.  While there is debate in the western world about whether or not cancer screenings are useful or over-utilised, there is no question of any excess of cancer screenings in a developing country like Nigeria.  The problem currently is not one [...]

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