Une première ligne des soins primaires oubliée face à la pandémie du COVID19 : le cas de la ville de Lubumbashi, République Démocratique du Congo

This blog is a part of #COVID19Africa Series. Click for English version La première ligne des soins, ligne de front, assure la fonction de premier contact, de coordination des soins sur la personne, d’interface entre la communauté et le système de santé, de mémoire et synthèse des informations, et de responsabilité sanitaire des populations. Représentée par les […]

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Short-termism: The bane of health sector development in Nigeria

We all love quick wins. Quick wins represent our aspiration of implementing interventions that are relatively easy to achieve and hopefully impactful. Short-termism is a situation where the focus is on short-term results at the expense of long-term interests. Considering the modest progress made in strengthening Nigeria’s chronically weak health systems despite successive Government and donor efforts, we need some […]

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R N Karuga: “Building a resilient and responsive health system needs strong community support”

“Forget about these people in the national office,” said Maria (not her real name). “They are not in touch with reality!” Maria is a district health manager in Kenya. This was her response when I asked how closely she works with the national Ministry of Health in delivering community health services. In 2013, the governance […]

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Aderemi Oyedeji and Anja Choon: Stigmatization of mental health problems in Nigeria

The BMJ Global Health blog Mental health is neglected and stigmatized globally and across societies, in spite of its high burden. Moreover, in Nigeria, mental health is not just neglected but remains completely absent from key health sector documents. There is a glimmer of hope though, in the form of a revised mental health policy from 2013, […]

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