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Thought Leadership Series

Monkeypox in Nigeria: Is There a Case for Vaccines?

The current epidemiology and spread of monkeypoxThe spread of monkeypox to apparently non-endemic countries has highlighted again the inequity in the global response to the infectious disease outbreak. Monkeypox is considered “endemic” in a few countries in Central and West Africa, including Nigeria where the disease re-emerged in 2017 after about 39 years and has […]

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Thought Leadership Series

#OnlyOneEarth: Making Sustainable Living Our Only Option

Nigeria’s power situation has been at an all time low since the national grid collapsed early this year. A few days ago, Nathaniel Bassey, a Nigerian gospel music icon, shared an Instagram post with the caption, “Generator Empire”, the economic cost of running offices, businesses, and homes on generators. On Sunday, 5 June, we joined […]

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Thought Leadership Series

The True Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance: New Study has Major Implications for Nigeria

By Dr Abiodun Egwuenu (Lead Writer) Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership piece is a commentary on the Global Research on AntiMicrobial resistance (GRAM) Project written by Dr Abiodun Egwuenu, a Field Epidemiologist and Antimicrobial Resistance Programme Manager with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). It is the first comprehensive global estimate of the […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Focusing on the vulnerable to achieve UHC in Nigeria: Insights from a book launch

On September 14, 2021, Dr Charles Ezuma-Ngwu, launched a book titled ‘Universal Healthcare and Access to the Lower-income Population: An exploration of Capitation in Lagos, Nigeria’. A financial and budget analyst, Dr Ezuma-Ngwu wrote the book as an output from his PhD research to provide evidence that would encourage policy and action to deliver quality […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th June 2022

N2.7tr required to get PHC right – Experts discuss current challenges and opportunities. UTA tasks Nigeria on human development index, health-related SDGs. Water from boreholes, wells in Lagos unfit for human consumption –Commissioner. Plateau to establish agency for drug administration, control. COVID-19 vaccines saved 20m lives in first year, study says. NAICOM partners with security […]

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Community Health Watch

Warawa Primary Health Center: This is What Happens When Government Steps Up

Like every Primary Health Center (PHC), Warawa PHC in Warawa Local Government Area of Kano State exists to cater for the health needs of the residents of Warawa community and its environs. A few years ago, the entire PHC was renovated, courtesy of the Kano State Contributory Health Care Management Agency (KSCHMA) as a result, […]

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Torchlight Africa

Reducing Neonatal Mortality in Kenya by Skilling Neonatal Specialist Care

By Joyce Chimbi (Lead Writer) In 2014, when Edith Mumbi’s twins were born, they had a low birth weight and were admitted into the neonatal unit at a public health facility in Nairobi, Kenya. Mumbi was discharged two days after giving birth but visited her babies daily to breastfeed them. “The babies showed signs of […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th June 2022

Need for Multi-faceted Approach in Achieving Zero Maternal Mortality. Over 11 million Nigerians living with diabetes. Infectious diseases fast ravaging communities in Nigeria – Don laments. Albinism: lack of pigment plagued by deadly myths. WHO to decide global health status of monkeypox Thursday. High COVID-19 cases return, as Nigeria records 240 infections in one week. […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 16th June 2022

Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW), Tulsi Chanrai Foundation Eye Hospital, Abuja, deadline 30th July 2022. Apply Health (SRH & MHPSS) Coordinator, Plan International, Sokoto, deadline 25th June 2022. Apply COVID-19 Health Informatics Specialist, Palladium Group, Abuja. Apply Health Manager – HeRoN, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Yobe. Apply Senior Health (SRH and MHPSS) Coordinator, Plan International, […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Is Nigeria’s Current Demographic Trend a Dividend or a Disaster?

My great-grand father had five wives and 23 children, 18 of whom were male. It was said that he was deliberate about having a large family because he was a rich farmer who did not believe in hiring others to do the work when he could produce sons who would grow up to work the […]

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Torchlight Series

Making Good on a Promise: How Nasarawa State Vaccinated Seventy Percent of its Eligible Population

By Gabriel Oke (Lead Writer) Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is not a competition and there are no prizes for the state that successfully vaccinates all of its eligible population first, but the fact that Nasarawa State has vaccinated over 70% of its eligible population, putting it ahead of all but one of its neighbouring states, […]

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Community Health Watch

Somajigi PHC: Seeking a Resolution to its Multiples Challenges

Somajigi is a rural community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. A Primary Health Centre (PHC) was established to meet the health care needs of the residents of Somajigi and surrounding communities, but it lacks the necessary infrastructure to enable it function smoothly. Mohammed Chado, the officer in-charge of the PHC said […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th May 2022

Monkeypox Outbreak Tops 1,000 Cases, WHO Warns Of ‘Real’ Risk. Reducing maternal deaths via evidence-based interventions. Nigeria seals 25,000 illegal pharmacies in eight years – Official. Pollution: FG plans health audit of Ogoni land residents. Addressing the critical challenges of medicine supply chain in Africa’s public health sector. Meningitis Outbreak Kills 65 In Jigawa. Immunization: […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 9th June 2022

Public Health Specialist (Prevention), Snr. Program Specialist HTS, US Embassy, Lagos, deadline 17th 2022. Apply Program Officer – Provider Behaviour Change, Breakthrough ACTION, Benue, Zamfara, Oyo, deadline 13th June 2023. Apply Principal, Public Health – Africa, IQVIA Lagos. Apply AVADAR National Coordinator (NOC), World Health Organization (WHO), Kano, deadline 14th June 2022. Apply Social Media […]

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Torchlight Series

Achieving a Minimum Service Package in Primary Health Care: The Kano State Roadmap

Over the years, Nigeria has developed various initiatives aimed at improving Primary Health Care (PHC) delivery in the country. One of such initiatives was the Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) programme, launched in 2011 and designed to improve primary healthcare services through the integration of all PHC services delivered under one authority. The Minimum […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Monkeypox - When the World Did Not Listen to Nigeria

Again, the world is paying attention to another infectious disease outbreak. This time it is monkeypox, a rare disease that many people may never have heard about, until recently. Named after a well-known primate — monkeys, due to the early origins of the disease. Its re-emergence and spread to many countries across the world has led to […]