Building a Shield of Health: Celebrating World Vaccine Day in Nigeria
Happy World Vaccine Day!Today, we’re celebrating the importance of vaccines in protecting our health and preventing diseases. Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) is committed to expanding access to vaccines in Nigeria and building community confidence in vaccines. We understand the critical role that vaccines play in protecting our communities and creating a healthier world. As […]
Pillars of health and benefits of a strengthened health system
Let’s talk about the importance of accountability and governance in the Nigerian healthcare system. It’s no secret that the lack of accountability and weak governance structures have contributed to poor healthcare outcomes in the country. But don’t worry, there are some recommendations that can help improve the situation. Firstly, the Nigerian government needs to strengthen […]
Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) Marks World Immunization Week: Focuses on Catching Up on Missed Vaccines
The World Immunization Week 2023, which runs from April 24th to April 30th, under the theme “The Big Catchup” emphasizes the importance of catching up on missed vaccinations due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected healthcare services worldwide, including immunization services. This has resulted in many children and […]
Key factors to consider for improving accountability of service delivery in the health sector
In Nigeria, accountability, transparency, and good governance are critical for effective and efficient healthcare service delivery. The health sector is responsible for ensuring the populace’s well-being, making accountability in healthcare paramount for improving healthcare outcomes and increasing citizens’ trust in the health sector. Accountability in healthcare means healthcare providers and organizations are responsible for their […]
Protecting the Most Vulnerable through Vaccination
Access to healthcare is a fundamental human right, yet many people worldwide lack access to even the most basic healthcare services. This is particularly true for women and children, often our community’s most vulnerable and marginalized members. For women, lack of access to healthcare can have devastating consequences, including maternal mortality and morbidity, unintended pregnancies, […]
NSSF Fireside Chat Explores Digital Literacy’s Impact on Healthcare in Nigeria
The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) on the 14th of December 2022, organized a fireside conversation to discuss the role of digital literacy in improving health outcomes in Nigeria. The discussion was aimed at educating the public on the importance of digital literacy and technology-enabled care (TEC) in improving healthcare outcomes in Nigeria. The conversation […]
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: The commitments we make together for social justice, peace, and the planet
45% of the Nigerian population lives in poverty, and the World Bank estimates that an additional 95 million will be plunged into extreme poverty due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Mental Health Day 2022: Unemployment Likely To Lead To Depression In Nigerian Youths
These emotions, which are often referred to as the “unemployment blues,” manifest as anxiety, fatigue, a lack of focus, insomnia, restlessness, feelings of loneliness, and boredom, and can all extend into mental health problems and disorders.
Might Nigeria Have Inadequate Surveillance for The Endemic Monkeypox?
With the incessant outbreak and spread of the rare infectious zoonotic disease, Monkey Pox, in Africa, endemic countries like Nigeria should have a heightened surveillance of the disease. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has newly confirmed 21 new cases of this disease on Sunday, September 13th, 2022, which goes to confirm that this disease is still very much around.
Making Quality Healthcare Accessible for All: The Role of Health Insurance
Most of the time, Nigerians must pay for their medical expenses, and the costs are high. Given that the government spends 3.9% of the nation’s GDP on healthcare and that 45% of Nigerians are poor, it is obvious that the majority of people in the country could consider decent medical care to be a luxury. Every […]