Articles by Adie Vanessa Offiong

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

AfHEA 2019: Experiences and lessons learned

Posted in articles by on March 22, 2019

The 5th Africa Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) conference took place from March 11 to 14. This edition which was also the 10th anniversary of the biennale focused on achieving universal health coverage at primary healthcare level. It was a gathering of stakeholders from across the globe who converged … Read more »

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 »