Tag: Community Health

Health in 2015: Making Every Life Count

Posted by florida - January 19, 2015 - Blog
from This Day

2014 was a remarkable year in the Nigerian health sector’s history. The first positive thing that comes to the minds of most people is the effective containment of the Ebola Virus Disease, which still inspires instinctive gratitude and laudatory comments. The heroism of Dr Stella Adadevoh will not easily be forgotten nor will government action [...]

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The National Health Act

Posted by florida - December 11, 2014 - Blog

The National Health Act has been ten years in the making, as chronicled in this Nigeria Health Watch piece written by Felix Abraham Obi. The harmonised version was passed by both the lower and upper house of the National Assembly and submitted to President Goodluck Jonathan for assent on October 28th 2014. After nearly two months of advocacy [...]

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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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Health Empowerment: Do You Know Your Rights?

Posted by - April 30, 2012 - Blog, Community Health

Do you know your rights in respect of your health?  Do you know what to expect of the government?  Of your doctor? Your nurse? Other health care professionals? Do you know what you are entitled to under Nigerian law?  There is an assumption that people, particularly among the elite, know what their legal and human [...]

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