Association of Nigerian Health Journalists, (ANHEJ), is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, comprising professional journalists assigned by different media organizations to cover and report activities in the health sector in Nigeria. 

ANHEJ seasoned and driven members are passionate about good health of every life. Members conduct in-depth investigations and interact with state and non-state actors to obtain health information  needed to boost health profile of the nation. 

ANHEJ is raising the stakes by sensitizing the  government, non-governmental institutions and the general population on the need to effect desired change in health habits  in order to live healthy lives. ANHEJ combines professionalism with teamwork to productively engage its local and foreign contacts to drive its ambitions.

ANHEJ builds relationship with health experts locally and globally. Investigative journalism is a priority for ANHEJ, as members get commendations for good reports done.

In the pursuit of its goals, ANHEJ accords high priority to professional development of its members through periodic trainings, seminars and conferences locally and internationally.

Our Mission

To collaborate with stakeholders and use effective reportage to catalyze actions that improve Nigeria’s system.

Our Vision

We aim to contribute to the attainment of quality healthcare through objective journalism by engaging government at all levels to take proactive decisions towards improving Nigeria’s health sector.

Our Strategies

ANHEJ vigorously works to sensitize government and non-state actors on the need to provide residents of Nigeria with qualitative and affordable healthcare services.

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Meet the EXCO Members

Hassan Zaggi

Hassan Zaggi


A hardworking and energetic journalist with a strong newspaper copy editing background with over fifteen years full-time working experience investigating, writing and editing stories. Zaggi, a strong analyst of health policies and national issues is the current Health/Crime Editor of The AUTHORITY newspapers. He has worked at several media organizations in Nigeria including Nigeria Newsday, Nigeria Sunrise, Daily Independent and was once the Editor, Health Talk magazine, a magazine that deals exclusively with health related issues.

Prudence Bassey

Prudence Bassey

Vice President

Bassey is a seasoned broadcast journalist with the Nigerian Television Authority the NTA. She has more than 15 years’ experience in gender and health reporting. Bassey is an award winning development reporter that derives joy when her report puts smiles in the faces of the vulnerable in the society. She is a gender advocate, a certified cleft media champion. Bassey is a fellow of International Aids Society (IAS) and a fellow of Wole Soyinka Investigative Journalism –Female Reporters Leadership Programme. She belongs to several professional bodies and gender advocate groups including; HIV Report for Prevention (HR4P), Nigerian Union of Journalists, Women Deliver and Women for Women Nigeria - W4W. Bassey is the coordinator of Supporting Hands Initiative (SHI).

Gloria Essien

Gloria Essien

General Secretary

She is a reporter and heads the Health Desk, at Voice of Nigeria (VON), Abuja. Her hobbies include, taking pictures, making people happy and browsing Social Media. She is very passionate about her job and enjoys reporting health related matters.

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