The Tricky Mask of Depression and the Culture of Denial in Nigeria

[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor’s Note: This week our Thought Leadership Article beams a spotlight on the invisible but alarming disease of depression in Nigeria. Dr. Mona-Lisa Kwentoh is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the UK National Health Service. She w…

[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: This week our Thought Leadership Article beams a spotlight on the invisible but alarming disease of depression in Nigeria. Dr. Mona-Lisa Kwentoh is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the UK National Health Service. She writes candidly about how depression hides under smiles and pain, and touches on the reluctance of Nigerian culture to accept depression as an illness which needs professional medical care. She points out that family support as well as knowing when to seek care are key for people to

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The Challenge Initiative – Putting Family Planning Investment in Nigeria On the Front Burner

[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership piece comes from Dr. Victor Igharo and Dr. Olukunle Omotoso from The Challenge Initiative (TCI) Nigeria, a four-year intervention supported by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Healt…

[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: This week's Thought Leadership piece comes from Dr. Victor Igharo and Dr. Olukunle Omotoso from The Challenge Initiative (TCI) Nigeria, a four-year intervention supported by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. They put a spotlight on the dire need for better family planning approaches in Nigeria and explain how this new initiative holds potential promise for sustainable gains in the family planning space.

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The Silent Thief of Sight – Early Detection Can Prevent Blindness From Glaucoma

[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor’s Note: Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world, with the highest number affected in Sub-Saharan Africa. This week (March 12 – 18, 2017) is World Glaucoma Week, and this year’s theme is BIG; Be…

[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world, with the highest number affected in Sub-Saharan Africa. This week (March 12 - 18, 2017) is World Glaucoma Week, and this year's theme is BIG; Beat Invisible Glaucoma. Our Thought Leadership Series Piece this week is by Consultant Opthamologist Fatima Kyari. She explains the danger of the silent and gradual blindness caused by glaucoma, and lays out ways in which we can all help improve awareness and services for glaucoma p

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The Genotype Test Bill – an Attempt to Curb Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria?

[Nigeria Health Watch] Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most prevalent public health issues in Nigeria, which is known to have the greatest number of sickle cell disease patients per country in the world.

[Nigeria Health Watch] Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most prevalent public health issues in Nigeria, which is known to have the greatest number of sickle cell disease patients per country in the world.

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Reflections From a Journey to Wassa IDP Camp – Can We All Do More?

[Nigeria Health Watch] Directions to the Wassa Internally Displaced Peoples Camp, Abuja, seemed straightforward; “Get to Apo Mechanic Village. Keep driving until you come to the end of the tarred road, and continue on the dirt road for several kilometr…

[Nigeria Health Watch] Directions to the Wassa Internally Displaced Peoples Camp, Abuja, seemed straightforward; "Get to Apo Mechanic Village. Keep driving until you come to the end of the tarred road, and continue on the dirt road for several kilometres. Make a left turn, and continue down that road until you get to Wassa IDP camp."

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The Future of Health Conference 2017 Is Here!

[Nigeria Health Watch] How do the principles of running an effective business in today’s world translate into the way healthcare organisations are run? Can business principles be applied in the running of healthcare facilities?

[Nigeria Health Watch] How do the principles of running an effective business in today's world translate into the way healthcare organisations are run? Can business principles be applied in the running of healthcare facilities?

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Justice System in State of Emergency – Group

[Premium Times] A judicial advocacy group, Access to Justice, has urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, to declare a state of emergency in the country’s justice system.

[Premium Times] A judicial advocacy group, Access to Justice, has urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, to declare a state of emergency in the country's justice system.

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Edo Govt, NGOs to Empower 1,600 Youths, Women With Vocational Skills

[This Day] To address the incidence of illegal migration, the Edo State Government in collaboration with Action Aid Nigeria and the Ideal Development Resource Centre (IDRC), have concluded plans to train 1,600 youths and women on vocational skills for …

[This Day] To address the incidence of illegal migration, the Edo State Government in collaboration with Action Aid Nigeria and the Ideal Development Resource Centre (IDRC), have concluded plans to train 1,600 youths and women on vocational skills for self-sustenance.

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UN Chief Urges All Parties to Refrain From Acts That Could Escalate Tension

[UN News] Expressing “deep concern” over the deteriorating security situation in parts of Cameroon as well as heightened tensions related to planned events this Sunday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called all parties to refrain from acts that could lead to further tensions and violence.

[UN News] Expressing "deep concern" over the deteriorating security situation in parts of Cameroon as well as heightened tensions related to planned events this Sunday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called all parties to refrain from acts that could lead to further tensions and violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon