Articles by Adie Vanessa Offiong

Journalist, member of WANEL Community of Practice & IHP Correspondent Nigeria. She can be reached at [email protected]

Lassa Fever: Nigeria waiting for the lion to yawn

Posted in articles by on February 5, 2019

Yearly, since 1969, Nigeria suffers fatal Lassa Fever outbreaks. In a bid to increase awareness and curb the menace, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) hosted a two-day international conference on the disease. Participants at the event got some encouraging vaccine news among others. Tanko Al-Makura is governor of Nasarawa … Read more »

Space and health: Any connection?

Posted in articles by and on August 29, 2017

I’m just back from three days of intense but fruitful conversations on ‘Strengthening Space Cooperation for Global Health’ at the World Health Organisation (WHO) office in Geneva, Switzerland (August 23 – 25, 2017), with the crux hinged on resiliency and interoperability. The event which was a joint conference organized by … Read more »

Journalists: An integral part of the HSR confab?

Posted in articles by on June 22, 2017

Before November 2016, it had been quite a while since I attended any health conference. I therefore was ecstatic when the opportunity came for me to attend the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver as part of the West African Network of Emerging Leaders in health policy … Read more »

IDP children: Silent sighs of the first 1000 days

Posted in articles by on April 14, 2017

The first one thousand days of a child’s life—from conception till age two—are very crucial in terms of nutrition and also for the mother. With the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria forcing many to flee and now settle in IDP (Internally Displaced People) camps across the country, this … Read more »