In the area of programme implementation and advocacy campaigns the Institute and its Academy of Public Health are intensely involved in the following programmes and campaigns

... Report of the African Vaccination Week Symposium

Author: Dr Francis Ohanyido

Every year between the 23rd and 29th of April, the West African Institute of Public Health hosts an annual event to commemorate African Vaccination Week (AVW) a high-level symposium focused on Equitable Vaccine Access, Resilient Communities was organised which brought about together over 46 attendees including CSOs, Media representatives, political group representatives, stakeholders and staff from WAIPH which is aimed towards the promotion of the use of vaccines to protect all Africans against diseases.

... Leave No One's Health Behind – The Benefits of Investing in Health System and the Way Forward

Author: Thomas Aleichenu Adoyi

Our health, and the health of others we care about, is a daily concern for us as humans. We consider our health to be our most basic and vital asset, regardless of our age, gender, socioeconomic status, or cultural heritage. However, there are some several factors such as housing, financial security, community safety, employment, education, and the environment that hinders one from achieving the highest level of health.

... Human Resources for Health in West Africa: Challenges and Way Forward

Author: Thomas Aleichenu Adoyi

Human Resources for Health (HRH) are the foundation and driving force behind health systems and must be sufficient if the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in health is to be met. However, for decades, West African governments have attempted to address gaps in human resources for the health sector as part of efforts towards improving access to quality health care and achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in health. In most of Africa, there is still a shortage of qualified human resources in the healthcare sector.

... COP26, Africa and the Glasgow Climate Pact

Authors: Onigbanjo A., Ohanyido F., and Ohanyido P.,

A Post Conference Reflection Paper for Africa

... The Third Dose and Vaccine Equity

Author: Dr Francis Ohanyido

As developed nations prepare for to get their third dose, Dr Francis Ohanyido explains why the world must prioritize the first dose for all eligible individuals around the world.

... Why Nigeria Needs to Achieve UHC and The Importance of Efficient Funding For Health

Author: Munira Aminu Bello

Why Nigeria Needs to Achieve UHC and The Importance of Efficient Funding For Health

... WAIPH Mentoring Series - Research

Author: Dr Olayinka Obanewa

An introduction to research in public health.

... Local Content Policy for Health Care Industry: A Strategic Imperative for Nigeria

Author: Dr Francis Ohanyido

Sometime in August 2020 Yinka Olatunbosun wrote an agenda –setting article in the World Economic Forum (WEF) titled “ Why COVID-19 could mean a new dawn for Nigeria's manufacturing sector” 1, which provides food for thought for any development –minded actor, especially Nigerian policymakers working to improve the Nigerian health sector and also looking ahead for a generally improved competitiveness of the country’s manufacturing sector in the global marketplace.

... West African Regional Charter for Public Health

Author: The Charter Review and Adaptation Task Team

An adaptation of the Global Charter for public health originally developed by the World Federation of Public Health Assosiations. It is the first adaptation of its kind.

... Recommendations on Interventions to Improve Premature Birth Outcomes in Nigeria: A Call to Action by Key Stakeholders (Legislators, Health-care Professionals and Communities)

Author: Rachael Chikodili Okoronkwo

Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age, responsible for approximately 1 million deaths in 2015. Infant deaths and long-term disabilities following preterm birth can be reduced when interventions are appropriately provided to the mother at imminent risk of preterm birth and to the preterm infant after birth.

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