Top Ten Health News Archive (2014 - 2015)

Top Ten News Items on Health, 25 March 2016

National Assembly wants special funding for health‎ in 2017 Budget. Government pledges increased funding for TB control. Malnutrition: Nigeria To Loose 300,000 Children in 2016 – UNICEF. Anambra govt to sanction hospitals charging money for immunization. Nigerian doctors abroad give conditions to return home. FG Cautions Against Incessant Strike In Health Sector. FG Tasks Field Epidemiologists On Disease Control, Community-based Surveillance. Ending Polio Will Bring Wider Benefits. Health: A sector in need of resuscitation. On World Tuberculosis Day – Reflections on a Forgotten Epidemic.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25 December, 2015

Nigeria: 2016 Budget – too late for Health care? Afreximbank selects Nigeria for healthcare rollout. In rural Nigeria, we’re training a new generation of midwives. Kwara has lowest HIV cases in Nigeria – NACA. National Health Act’s 1% is an entitlement – Lecky. NMA proposes new funding model for Universal Health Coverage. Nigeria: Igbobi Hospital seeks improvement in Health Insurance, services. Surulere residents stage health walk for communities. Malnutrition major cause of Children’s death in Northern Nigeria – UNICEF. Professor Eyitayo Lambo’s ‘Tour de Force’ and Call to Action.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 18 December, 2015

FG shuts down Owerri Federal Medical Centre. Reps want removal of primary healthcare from LGAs. Nigeria constitutes 14% of the total maternal deaths. Zamfara records 0.4% of HIV prevalence in 2015. Nigeria: Don’t Privatise Tertiary Health Institutions, TUC Tells Govt. Don makes case for mental health care research. ‘We need to develop our primary health care centres’ says health minister. HIV&AIDS: Infected Nigerians raise voice against new payment regime. Patients, relatives complain of poor services as facilities wear out at LUTH. An assignment of Hope: An insight into living with disabilities in Nigeria.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11 December, 2015

Nigerian Doctors Call for Taxes to Aid Health Care Access. Ondo Government screens residents for HIV, enforces condoms in hotels. Curbing Child Mortality in Sokoto. Wife of Ebola survivor delivers baby girl in Lagos hospital. Senate set to amend laws on counterfeit drugs manufacturing. Govt to rehabilitate psychiatric hospital. Medical Practitioners move for Okorocha’s Impeachment over Health Facilities. Rivers to ensure expansion of ARVs scheme. Maternal mortality claims 145 out 1,000 women in Nigeria daily—ISTH Cmd. ‪#‎SaveMirabel‬: Lagos’ only Rape and Sexual Assault Referral Centre fighting to keep its doors open

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4 December, 2015

Nigeria has abandoned HIV response for Donors – NACA. FG to build 7 new Cancer Centres across the Country by 2016 – Minister. Nigeria loses five women hourly to childbirth, says UNICEF. World AIDS Day: Nigeria has 3.4m Infected Persons – Minister. Nigeria’ll pursue MDGs alongside SDGs campaigns –FG. Dangote’s daughter launches N7bn Health Facility in Kano. World AIDS Day: SUBEB Chair calls for HIV/AIDS clubs in schools. Polio Eradication: Nigeria will save N1.5b annually if actualised — WHO. UNFPA Provides Reproductive Health Services in 176 Facilities -Agency Report. HIV elimination goals and the reality of living with HIV in Nigeria

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27 November, 2015

Crisis looms in Nigeria’s Health Sector as Donor Partners withdraw Funds. FAAN begins passenger screening for diseases at Abuja Airport. Cancer: Nigeria has only 7 radiotherapy machines, 5 are faulty. Doctors Launch Free Telemedicine Services In Nigeria. Nigeria: Canada commits $10m to tackle children malnourishment in Kano. Health Minister launches national measles campaign. Over 50m Nigerians defecate openly, UNICEF says. Finally, Akpabio’s ‘world-class’ Akwa Ibom hospital opens 6 months after launch. FG, States must stop quacks in medical profession – Oshiomhole. Adewole stands ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’: The 18 torchbearers of the Nigerian Health Sector

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20 November, 2015

First Nigerian Private Hospital Performs Open Heart Surgery in Abuja. Ebola case in Liberia confirmed by WHO. 800,000 Children die yearly of Malnutrition in Nigeria. Merck opens its first office in Nigeria – Donates nearly 71 million tablets of praziquantel to WHO in Nigeria in the fight against schistosomiasis. FG cancels Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo. UNTH doctors call off strike. Health: Iwu, Osibogun, others set agenda for new ministers. Rivers tops list of HIV/AIDS prevalence states in Nigeria. Yobe Govt urged to declare state of emergency on health workers. Balancing access and excess in the fight against antibiotic resistance in Nigeria. 

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13 November, 2015

Isaac Adewole Emerges Minister of Health. Tribunal reviews stiffer punishment for erring Medical Doctors. FG to use ICT for integrated e-health. FG okays $400m investment for Medical City Hospital. 30 doctors quit Katsina service due to poor salary – NMA. Practice Licence now a Prerequisite for Medical Graduates’ Participation in NYSC Scheme. Meningitis A elimination: WHO scores Nigeria, 15 others high. UCH Procures N10m Radiation Machine for Cancer Treatment. Katsina NMA to shut hospitals over poor welfare, working condition. Before the SDGs, how did Nigeria really do with the MDGs?

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6 November, 2015

First Consultant Celebrates Ebola Survivor’s Safe Delivery. PMB Urged to Probe Alleged Diversion of $2.2m Health Fund.”Healthcare in Nigeria will be more efficient if LGs are directly empowered’. Professional Rivalry, Clan Culture, Bane Of Nigeria’s Health Sector – PCN. UNICEF identifies Kaduna as a model In eradicating HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Medical Tourism: Universal Medical Innovation, NIPC to Build $400m Hospital. Expert wantsFG to declare state of emergency on Cancer in Nigeria. Nigeria needs 237,000 medical doctors but has only 35,000. UNICEF engages 6,860 health personnel for measles immunisation in Cross River.
Cancer treatment in Nigeria – time for a paradigm shift?

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 30 October, 2015

WHO formally announces removal of Nigeria from polio-endemic list. ECOWAS to establish center for disease control in Nigeria. Nigeria-made rapid urine test for malaria wins Health Innovation Awards. Kaduna unveils new primary Healthcare Law. Declare national emergency to fight vaccine preventable deaths – NMA. MDCN shuts down unlicensed hospital in Ilorin. Sickle Cell: UCH to begin bone marrow transplant. FG Targets 90m Nigerians with New National E-Health Framework by 2020. UNTH doctors at war, faction calls off strike. Time for a comprehensive strategy on stroke service delivery in Nigeria.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 23 October, 2015

Nigeria to establish Ebola Relapse Clinic. Achieving HIV/AIDS-free Nigeria by 2030: How feasible? Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital workers, doctors’ protest rally fails to hold in Lagos. How to make healthcare delivery work in Nigeria – Pitan. FAO advises Nigeria to reduce malnutrition among citizens. Ebola: Nigeria cannot celebrate now says FMOH. NGO seeks improved funding of infant, maternal healthcare. UNTH Doctors cry out: Demand immediate sack of the CMD. Doctor faults policy that excludes the elderly. One year later, 5 most important lessons from the Nigerian Ebola response.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16 October, 2015

Healthcare Leadership Academy to tackle medical tourism. A New MSF Emergency Project in Maiduguri. Nigeria’s First Health Chat App ‘CureChat’ Launched. Day Abuja turned pink against cancer. Ebola: Calabar hospital releases 15 Quarantined Staff. Network Of people living with HIV/AIDS gets new Leadership. Health Development – States to Access U.S.$500 Million From World Bank. Stroke Action Nigeria, NSRG, FMOH Partner to Combat Stroke. Govt Sets New Guidelines for Malaria Communication. Health Watch Forum opens with a celebration of Nigerian heroes.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 09 October, 2015

Ten quarantined in Nigeria over the death of a patient with Ebola-like symptoms. Forum opens on Nigeria’s role in beating Ebola. Only Cancer treatment machine in National Hospital breaks down. Buhari’s Independence address scores low on health. Malaria drug counterfeiting drops from 19% to 3.6% – NAFDAC. Lagosians march against breast, cervical cancer. Nurses call for new services scheme for quality service delivery. Gowon launches NYSC healthcare initiative in Kanke LG. Nigeria has only 30 registered orthodontists – Perm. Sec. Is school feeding a “game changer” for Nigerian children?

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 02 October 2015

Nigeria @ 55: Citizens demand better Healthcare. Polio no more in Nigeria, WHO says. Centre screens, treats 100,000 Cancer Patients in Nigeria. Nigeria must do more in Health Sector –NMA boss. Nigeria contributes highest contingent to AU Ebola support team – FG. Kwara exhausts 96 percent of World Bank support for HIV/Aids. Health Workers tell Buhari to review salary structure. NDLEA anti-narcotics officials abscond with seized drugs. A dialogue on Nigeria’s ‘role’ in the African Union’s response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25 September 2015

Health economists in Nigeria, 43 other countries agree on value of Universal Health Coverage.Elephantiasis, River Blindness, others increase in Nigeria – Fed Health Official.Health Workers oppose call for public Hospitals sale. Expert Decries poor state of Nigeria’s Health System. Crisis looms as Edo Health Workers Protest over new pay Structure. Nigeria’s Tobacco Control Law a Toothless Bulldog. Jigawa distributes Malaria Drugs to rural Health Centres. Nigeria: Imo to Concession 28 Parastatals, Health Facilities. Doctors take Blueprint on how to improve Healthcare in Nigeria to Senate. “Turning the tide” of Family Planning Services in Nigeria.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 18 September 2015

FMOH begins plan to implement National Health Act. Exclusive: How Enugu Teaching Hospital Parklane workers are defrauding government. Dissolution of Medical and Dental Council. Health Sector: Looking up to Buhari for Rebirth. Cholera Kills 16 in North Nigeria, Medical Charity MSF calls for help. Inside Nigeria’s messy drug markets. $700m spent on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria in 2014 – UNAIDS. Society says 37% Nigerian children stunted due to inadequate nutrition. UNFPA Urges Nigeria to withdraw Reservation on Reproductive Healthcare. It’s time for Nigeria to provide better care for children born with heart defects.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11 September 2015

Nigeria to get bone marrow transplant facility. Nafdac nabs millionare fake drugs merchant. 14 years after Abuja declaration, Nigeria yet to commit 15% of budget to health. Medical technologies that are changing rural healthcare. PMB leads war towards 2017 polio-free Nigeria. Child death rates reduced by 50 but missed MDGs target: WHO. Study: Drugmaker profits undermine malaria diagnosis in Nigeria. Indian NGO to set up eye hospital in Nigeria. Cholera kills 5 in Katsina. What you need to know about the Yobe eye drops cases.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4 September 2015

Who is protecting the Nigerian public from fake doctors and nurses? Buhari: Health workers’ incessant strikes disturbing. International Bodies partner Aisha Buhari on Maternal, Child Health. Nigeria: Buhari restates commitment to Polio-free Nigeria by 2017. Health workers waste costly malaria drugs in Nigeria. Innovation in Nigeria to combat Healthcare issues. 190,000 children die of diarrhoea yearly – Medical practitioner. Nigeria loses N250bn yearly to medical tourism. Akpabio dumps own “world class” hospital, seeks treatment abroad after car crash. Three reasons Strikes will continue in Nigeria’s Health Sector.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28 August 2015

Red Cross urges Nigerians to donate blood twice yearly. ‘Psychiatric Illness is not something to be ashamed of’. World Bank, PMB, and Nigeria’s Health Sector. NHRC questions implementation of national health insurance scheme. Rotary sets up Mobile Health camps for IDPs in Abuja. Missing Lagos Assembly Chief Medical Officer found dead in office. Nigeria: Sokoto #Health Workers reject Doctor, Nurse as PHCDA Head. The new malaria vaccine. Kidney Transplants – Private Hospitals can help check Medical Tourism. For One Percent: An Innovative Blood Bank in Nigeria.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21 August 2015

President remembers Adadevoh, urges Nigerians to unite to conquer malaria. FG to harmonise strategies for universal health coverage. Nigeria battles child malnutrition amid Boko Haram insurgency. Dangote Foundation introduces free medical services in Katsina. Recruitment Scam: How Nigerian Pharmaceutical Institute employs through the back door. Girl Child Education key to reducing VVF, Maternal Mortality in Nigeria – UNFPA. Customs hospital best equipped in Nigeria – el Rufai. Sokoto to introduce health insurance. SMEs vital to healthcare. Inside a Nigerian IDP camp – a Public Health perspective.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14 August 2015

Okowa seeks implementation of Healthcare Act. In 1st, Nigeria hospital live-tweets open-heart surgery. APC’s promise of change vs Nigeria’s sinking health sector. Ending child malnutrition in Nigeria. Crisis Looms over plans to sell Nigeria’s Public Health Institutions. Fake Anti-malaria Drugs reduced To 4% In Nigeria – NAFDAC. US agency decries maternal deaths in Nigeria. NDLEA Seizes Drugs Worth N2.8 Billion At Lagos Airport. Nigeria: UNICEF Spends N1.01 Billion on Health Initiatives in Jigawa. Universal Health Coverage – President Buhari’s opportunity to become a national hero.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7 August 2015

MDGs: Nigeria beats HIV, Maternal Mortality Deadline. Gavi has zero tolerance approach to misuse of funds and shall seek reimbursement when such cases are found. EFCC launches massive manhunt for sacked Nigerian official over $2.1 million cash seized at Lagos airport. Health workers Raise Alarm over Alleged Plans to Privatise Sector. How charges, bureaucracy, slow down mobile health cover in Nigeria. University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital owe contractors N150m – CMD. Bane of malaria Treatment in Nigeria. Nigeria’s NCD indices, major public health challenge. Pathcare Laboratories in partnership With Classic FM 97.37/Naija FM 102.7 Provide Public Healthcare for Lagos Residents. Waiting for the promised Change in the Health Sector.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31 July 2015

WHO Meningitis alarm: Deaths rising in Nigeria, Niger. Nigeria’s Ministry of Health accuses Okonjo-Iweala of making questionable payment to Global Health NGO. First malaria vaccine excites scientists. The road to 2020: Mobilising private sector in Nigeria’s fight against malaria. Malnutrition hits Adamawa IDP camp. Stroke an emergency in Nigeria. Ministry honours Nigerian with 5.0 CGPA in Russian Medical University. HIV AIDS: Radio Dramas to hit the airwaves in Nigeria. Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Aro, ranked as Nigeria’s Best Hospital. Can technology based measurement transform the Nigerian Health Sector?

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24 July 2015

Buhari and Obama can end polio in Africa. The Avoidable Crisis in the Health Sector. Nigeria, One Step Closer To Polio Eradication – NPHCDA. In Lagos Psychiatric hospital health workers suspend 7-week strike. NAFDAC DG, Orhii, is corrupt – Ex-finance Director. DG absolves self of Corruption Charges. Nigerian Student’s Death Spotlights Weaknesses in University’s Health Care System. Nigeria to support establishment of African Centre for Disease Control. The Nigerian Ebola Story: The victors, the villains and the victims. ‘Nigeria’s health sector worse than those of war-torn nations’. Nigeria interrupts Polio, but the fight is not over.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17 July 2015

FG Unveils Pain Free Hospital Initiatives. Illegal Drugs: Lagos Task Force Seals 29 Medicine Stores. 20 Million Nigerians are infected with Hepatitis Virus – FG. Nigeria Loses N132bn Annually to Malaria. Disease control: LASG seeks partnership with private medical practitioners. Medical director seeks law against strike by sector’s workers.The Many Problems of Nigeria’s Health Sector. UN calls for huge investment to roll back AIDS. Naperville Rotary improving conditions at Nigeria hospital. Nigerian Doctors in the Americas meet in Orlando.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10 July 2015

Buhari should unlock market potential of Health Sector – Pate. Despite public outcry, Ondo enforces residency cards in health facilities. Cholera; Nigeria is at risk of a possible outbreak – WHO. Controversial deaths in the hands of caregivers. ‘Beware of the resurgence of Ebola’ former Lagos commissioner urges. How Fake Doctor Deceived Us For Nine Years, By Health Ministry. University to research traditional medicine in Benue. Government cautions Buhari over scrapping of SURE P. Edo Health: Oshiomole to review Sickle Cell Centre Management. Against all Odds, a small Miracle is taking place in Bauchi.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3 July 2015 

Report shows widespread Mistreatment by Health Workers during Childbirth. Nigerian Government to enforce Drug Distribution Guidelines from July 1. Ondo State implements HIV Anti-Stigma Law. Lack of Ministers cripples Health Sector – MDCAN. USAID to spend N15bn on Malaria Prevention in Nigeria. WHO urges Nigerian Investors to explore Opportunities in Providing Healthcare for Elderly. Cholera Outbreak kills 15 in North-Central Nigeria. Innovation – new Microbicide Ring to protect Women against HIVInnovation – new Microbicide Ring to protect Women against HIV. Lagos urges ‘highest possible Hygiene Standards’ to prevent Ebola Resurgence. Introducing Cervical Cancer Screening in Nigeria through a Social Franchise Project.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26 June 2015

Optimal Healthcare introduces N200 Insurance Scheme in Lagos. Osinbajo traces Nigeria’s High Mortality Rate to Poverty. Medical Education: Do Doctors teach in Nigeria? Eight die in fresh Cholera Outbreak in Ebonyi. Advocates demand Improvements in Nigerian Health Sector. FG – Healthcare Investment yields threefold Increase in Performance at PHCs. WHO and ICAO inspect Health Facilities in Nigeria. Pharmacists Council de-registers four over Malpractices. Scientists develop Single-Dose Drug to treat Malaria. Will “Future of Health” spark an Awakening?

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19 June 2015

Experts call for Review of Health System Administration. Home-brewed Gin ‘Ogogoro’ kills 70 in Nigeria, forcing Authorities to impose Ban. LUTH Resident Doctors begin total Strike June 29. Accidental blast kills 13 in North-East Nigeria: Health Official and Vigilantes. Medical Research: ‘Set up more clinical Trials in Nigeria’ – Health Stakeholders urge. Promoting voluntary Blood Donation. Zamfara offers free Malaria Treatment. WHO restates Commitment to enhance Child Immunisation. FG promises 84 Rural Healthcare Centres in Nigeria. Tribute to Dr. Oluyombo Adetilewa Awojobi.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12 June 2015

Ministry of Health Perm Sec escape Arrest over N1.9b Ebola Fund. Military pleads for Blood Donations for injured Personnel and Civillians. 100 Persons to undergo Open Heart Surgeries at UNTH. Embracing First Aid Culture. Fake Doctor – Police arrest Ministry Official. New Lease of Life for Medical Laboratory Council. Law of Evidence stifles Digital Health Records. Rebuilding Nigeria’s Public Health System. FG berates Conduct of Health Workers at FMC Owerri. Nigeria Health Watch Resources Portal.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5 June 2015

Ministry, NACA to destroy N417m HIV, Malaria Drugs. Change is a guaranteed Life. Scores hospitalised in Jos over fresh Cholera Outbreak. Nigeria: ICRC helps Maiduguri Hospital treat Victims of Violence. Govt to adopt stiffer Sanctions against striking Health Workers. UNFPA boosts Nigeria’s Reproductive Health Programmes with $75 million. Mining Ebola Tweets yields valuable Outbreak Information. Electricity Disconnection paralyses Operations of Orthopaedic Hospital in Sokoto. Poor Funding threatens Nigeria’s Target of NTDs Elimination by 2020 – Awute. Accountability for Universal Coverage Efforts in Nigeria: an Agenda for the Future.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29 May 2015

Genital Mutilation – Will Nigeria enforce the Law? Lagos State Health Management Agency Bill has been signed into Law. Family Medicine can guarantee decreased Mortality Rate. 160,000 Nigerian Adolescents HIV positive – NACA. Study in Nigeria finds one in ten Malaria Drugs are poor Quality. Mobile Phone Package accesses Universal Health Insurance. GSK to support Training of Frontline Health Workers across Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. How Ondo Govt’s Agbebiye Project improves Maternal Healthcare – Adeyanju. First Heritage Hospital opens in Mushin. A Preventable Death: How our poor Medical Emergency Services kill Nigerians.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22 May 2015

Robust Blood Bank System will reduce Maternal Mortality. Emergency obstetric Referral and Transport in low- and middle-income Countries: the Direction of Travel. Health Workers commence indefinite Strike. WHO: Health Body to eliminate Malaria in 35 Countries by 2030. War against Polio must not fail in Nigeria – WHO. Ebola will not go quietly, says WHO Official after Rise in Cases. Coalition Canvasses Safe Delivery for Rescued Pregnant Girls and Women. CMD of LUTH tasks Graduands on Training and Professionalism. Rotary Club offers free Eye Surgery. Defining the Health Sector of our Dreams in Nigeria – Future of Health Conference 2015.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15 May 2015

Alarm over Drug Resistant Typhoid. Senate passes Tobacco Control Bill. Doctors lament increasing Rate of Insecurity of Health Workers. How Christian Hospitals sustain Nigeria’s Health Sector.Govt must prioritise Postgraduate Medical Training – Olusegun Odukoya. Again, Health Workers set for nationwide Strike. How FCT Rural Dwellers suffer poor Health Facilities. Debating on Financing Nigeria’s Health Sector. The Future of Healthcare (2).

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8 May 2015

Nigeria to commence Production of anti-retroviral Drugs in 2016 – UNAIDS. Hundreds freed from Boko Haram require Medical Care and Counselling. Nurses and Midwives offer free Medical Services to IDPs.  The Sun, 6 May 2015 300,000 Children die of Malaria annually in Nigeria. 300,000 Children die of Malaria annually in Nigeria. UMTH Resident Doctors begin Warning Strike. Nigeria not prepared for another Ebola Outbreak. Beating Ebola? It’s a Matter of Trust. ECOWAS to promote m-Health in Sub-Region. Teaching Traditional and Missionary Birth Attendants to save Lives at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital,Ile-Ife.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1 May 2015

Alvarado, Cassandre 2009(Photo by Marsha Miller/UT Austin)
Alvarado, Cassandre 2009(Photo by Marsha Miller/UT Austin)

World Bank gives Nigeria N99.5 Billion to improve Maternal Health. Jonathan sacks Femi Thomas as NHIS Executive Secretary. Samsung to launch Solar-powered Telemedicine Center, Dental and Blood Analysis Clinic in Nigeria. Globacom unveils Mobile Health Insurance Product. Nearly 800,000 Nigerian Children to have Malaria Protection. Don Tasks Government on adequate nutritional Education. Ebola: FG, US and WHO open Centre to study Vaccine in Abuja. Orthopaedic Hospital performs first Hip Replacement Surgery in Sokoto. Pharmacists may go on Strike over Commercialisation of Facilities at FHIs. Are we at a Turning Point on Malaria?

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24 April 2015

2FG links Ondo mysterious Deaths to contaminated Ogogoro. UN Officials seek continued Investment in Fight against Malaria. WHO launches Web Application to create Open Access to the WHO Global Medicines Safety Database. NDLEA launches online Anti-Drug Abuse Counselling Service.Transforming Healthcare Delivery through Technology. Society seeks Shekarau’s Assistance for Pharmacy Doctoral Training in Nigeria. Youth are Key to Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa. NAFDAC releases Guideline for Producers of Food and Drugs in Nasarawa. Ondo Medical Varsity gets NUC Nod. Who remembers the Presidential Summit on Universal Healthcare?

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17 April 2015

3U.S. and African Union sign Deal to form African Disease Agency. Ode-Irele Outbreak in Ondo State. Obio Hospital: How RSG and SPDC set new Health Standard. Hope rekindles for 500 MDR-TB Patients. World Bank financially supports Eliminating Polio in Nigeria. ABU Sickbay now full-fledged Hospital. Lagos Government bebunks fresh Outbreak of Ebola. UNICEF: Approximately 800,000 Children displaced by Boko Haram. Gates Foundation Head challenges Students to pursue big Ambitions in Public Health. Something to be proud of: Nigeria’s Role in the AU Response to the Ebola Outbreak.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10 April 2015

How Sexual Abuse by male Police Officers fuels HIV among female Colleagues. Nigeria spends US$1.5M as it grapples with rising Multi-Drug Resistant TB. ‘Nigeria Needs Good Malpractice Control Bureau’. Ebola: Media ‘overlooked Africa’s Role in Combating Crisis’. Building a global Emergency Workforce ready to go. Kwankwaso inaugurates 120 Health Centers in Kano. Regional Medical Association sets Agenda for Buhari. On high Maternal Mortality Rate. LASG to begin Production of Rape Kits to support Investigation of Rape Cases. How safe is our Food?

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3 April 2015

General Buhari’s public Letter to all Nigerians. Doctors to the rescue at new Borno Refugee Camp. Living with Depression: a Patient’s Journey to Recovery. Study: Women Prefer to go to female Health Workers. Nigeria launches Ebola, Maternal and Child Health Dialogue Platform. Implementing the Basic Health Care Provision Fund in Nigeria: a Framework for Accountability and good Governance. Beyond Building Fancy Hospitals. Walking to save Children’s Sight from Glaucoma. Nigerians urged to take Preventive Health Care seriously. Have we, the Citizens, done our Part?

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27 March 2015

Doctors suspend Strike till after Election. Nigerian mobile Lab in Sierra Leone: bringing Skills learned in one Outbreak to another. Women expand Community Health Services in Nigeria. Poll reveals major Causes of Death in Nigeria. The African Union has launched its Centre for Disease Control to tackle Epidemics like Ebola. UNILORIN graduates 4,062 Medical Doctors in 32 Years. Nigeria launches its first National Health Insurance Program on Mobile. VC laments declining State of post-medical Training in Nigeria. Lagos, PATHS2 and others partner on standard Warehousing System for Drugs. On World TB Day, there is little to celebrate in Nigeria.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20 March 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan appoints new Minister of State for Health. Why Lagos concessions N5b cardiac, renal Center. Nigerian Physicians brainstorm on modern Trends in Medicine. Medical Laboratory Council seals off 15 Health Facilities. Could Nigeria be declared polio-free in 2015? Health Act hasn’t authorised Harvesting of Organs – Minister. Many African Countries have left Health Funding to foreign Donors — Prof Ladipo. Patients groan, as Doctors’ Strike enters Day Four. Dental Therapists advocate good Oral Health Practice. One Meal a Day – a Community led School Feeding Programme that solves other Health Problems.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13 March 2015

Disturbing Trend of Maternal Deaths in Nigeria. Boko Haram and Africa’s Neglected Tropical Diseases. State of Primary Health Care Centers in Rural Communities. ‘Every day, we cried’: Out of Ebola, a new Liberia will emerge. Alaafia Universal Health Coverage Scheme Debut. Lagos Doctors may begin fresh Strike on Monday. Enugu Psychiatric Hospital Workers protest poor Welfare, issue 21-Day Ultimatum. Nigeria’s doing well with HIV Control, but … – Camara, UNAIDS Coordinator. Finland pledges to Support Nigeria in Combating Diseases. A Health Innovation Challenge for Nigeria’s Healthcare Space.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6 March 2015

Ebola Outbreak: Liberia releases last Patient. 42 die of Meningitis in Kebbi. Mothers lament Cost of Consumables for Children Immunisation in Lagos. Nigeria reports 1st Lassa Fever Death of 2015. Minister inaugurates new Committee on National Health Act. Agency begins free Medical Treatment for Soldiers and Families. Emergency Patients lament poor Attendance at Army Hospital. FG moves to resolve Human Resource Challenges. NiMSA holds first National Executive Council Meeting. Do APC and PDP care about the Health of Nigerians?

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27 February 2015

Nigeria introduces inactivated Polio Vaccine into Routine Immunization Schedule. Succour for Pregnant Women at Internally Displaced Persons Camps. Anambra discovers 14 new Cases of Leprosy. Experts raise Concerns over TB Management. 17 Measles Cases recorded in Adamawa. Another Doctor kidnapped in Port Harcourt. Nigeria’s HIV Prevalence Rate drops to 3.4% – Idoko. WHO approves 15-Minute Test for Ebola. Nigerian Survivor visits US to donate blood, contribute to Research. A new Regional Director, Matshidiso Moeti, brings Hope to the World Health Organisation in Africa.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20 February 2015

FG unveils N1.1bn National Ambulance Service. NAFDAC partners Cuban Company on new Technology for Malaria Eradication. Aminu Kano Hospital, others fail fresh Accreditation. Nigeria, US to build $10m Drugs Store in Abuja. Patients suffer as Lagos Doctors’ Strike bites. Cholera Outbreak: Six dead, eight hospitalized in Ebonyi. 21 Million Nigerians have Psychiatric Disorder. Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria: Surveying the Field. Champions for Change: Meet the Champions Series. Haija Fatima Muhammad – Working to improve the Lives of Women in Northern Nigeria.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13 February 2015

Health Workers Strike – Patients narrate Ordeals. Yet another Cholera Outbreak. APC promises improved Healthcare Delivery. Jonathan campaigns to Disable People, promises better Deal. NHIS subsidizes Healthcare to achieve 40% Universal Coverage by 2015. National Health Bill: Experts argue over harvesting Organs from Patients without Consent. Fighting Malaria is going to take more than just Nets. Debate on Vaccine Safety rages as Nigeria nears Polio-free Status. UNFPA donates 1,000 Ebola Kits, 20 4WDs. What Changes will the new National Health Act bring?

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6 February 2015

JOHESU suspends two-month-old Strike, Workers to resume Tuesday. NACA commends Jonathan for Signing HIV/AIDS Anti-discrimination Law. Small Rise in new Cases shows Ebola hanging on. Women Doctors commend FG, NASS over National Health Law. Cancer – not beyond us. Rescue from Diseases through Water, Sanitation, Hygiene. Interview with Chief Medical Director of UBTH. Shortage of Medical Personnel: Tougher Times ahead for Nigerians (2). The NMA wants Presidential Candidates to fill us in on their Health Agenda. Putting Health on the Agenda of the Nigerian Elections: a Call to Action.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 30 January 2015

Cholera Outbreak in Bayelsa: Death Toll hits 30. H5N1 Bird Flu spreads to more States in Nigeria. Striking Health Workers harass Doctors in Abuja Hospital. Shortage of Medical Personnel: Tougher Times ahead for Nigerians (1). Suicide: A rising social Problem. TY Danjuma Foundation donates six Apartments to Lepers in Edo. Lakeshore Cancer Center formally kicks off Operations in Nigeria. High Cost of Female Condom affects its Availability and Distribution – UNAIDS. Patients urge Jonathan to sign anti-discrimination Bill. Déjà vu – Claims of HIV Cures and re-treading old Ground.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 23 January 2015

People living with HIV caution Members on Abalaka’s Vaccine. Ebola ebbing in West Africa but Vigilance needed: WHO.Gombe Explosions: Doctors overwhelmed treating Victims – Official. Nigerian Health Workers vow to continue Strike. Lagos Medical Guild extends Strike Notice by four Weeks. Measles Outbreak hit IDPs’ Camps in Adamawa. Nigeria may attain Polio-free Status in 2017 –UNICEF. Bird Flu not at epidemic Level – FG. 20,000 Nigerians seek medical Treatment in India annually. Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV), the six-year Journey from Ibadan to Lokoja.

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16 January 2015

Displaced Nigerians receiving little support — Red Cross. Cholera kills 20 in Rivers. Nigeria: “There are only two doctors in the whole of north Borno State”. Council urges FG to employ more Sanitary Inspectors nationwide. Strike affecting our clinical Training, Students cry out. Five ways an innovative Program increased Facility Birth in Nigeria. Teenage Pregnancy, A Leading Cause Of Mortality Among Girls – Expert. Countdown to Guineaworm Eradication begins. Nigeria Says Finds An H5 Strain Of Bird Flu In Poultry. How Strikes are killing the Public Healthcare Sector and why it may be difficult to reclaim.

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