By Bashar Abubakar (Lead Writer)

I attended all my antenatal at the health facility”, said Aisha Alhassan, a resident of Maito community narrating her experience at the Maito Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State (LGA). “However, when I started labor around 5 am, the…

By Olubunmi Oyebanji Obot (Lead Writer)

Women’s access to contraception has had a significant impact on societies, enabling them to have greater autonomy over their bodies, and the power to decide when and how many children they have. According to the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, the current met…

By Oluwafolakemi Ajala (Lead Writer)

On the morning of December 7th, 2021, as we walked into the tent set up for the ground-breaking ceremony of the African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE), in the Apo-Kabusa area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the beat of the local drums invited us…

By Vivianne Ihekweazu (Lead Writer)

From the moment the novel coronavirus was identified in January 2020 and subsequently declared a pandemic in March, the race has been on to control the outbreak. Governments around the world locked down their countries and advised on tough public health and social measures for…

From new and emerging health challenges occasioned by everchanging socioeconomic conditions, to dynamic shifts in healthcare delivery, 2021 has been a year of new lessons learnt. The shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic have continued to resonate around the world, effectively diverting global attention away from other health challenges that countries…

By Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writer)

When Dr Uzoamaka Onyeama completed her medical training and was posted to Ekiti State for National Youth Service, she said that she “wasn’t sure of what to expect as I’ve had my entire education in the southeast”. At the time, the state was actively engaged…

By Bashar Abubakar (Lead Writer)

In August 2021, Nigeria Health Watch initiated a community engagement project with the aim of monitoring and reporting on the state of healthcare delivery in rural communities around Nigeria. Primary healthcare is the bedrock of any health system, and the hope is that this project…

By Bashar Abubakar (Lead Writer)

In Maraban Jos, a densely populated community in Igabi Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, Kadijah Maiwada, a Community Health Worker (CHW) was visiting Ummulkhairi Musa and Hasiya Muhammad. Musa is a 39-year-old mother of six and Muhammad, an 18-year-old mother of one. While…

By Beti Baiye (Lead Writer)

Sustained Health financing is an integral part of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and this year, as the world commemorated UHC day on the 12th of December, the theme, “Leave no one’s health behind: invest in health systems for all,” emphasised the need for governments…

By Gabriel Oke (Lead Writer)

Deliberate engagement with respected community influencers is one way to encourage the uptake of reproductive health services. This will able the smooth deployment of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programmes at the grass-root level. …

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