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Ten lessons from Ogun State - from first COVID-19 case in Nigeria to building a resilient response

Vivianne Ihekweazu (Lead writer) On the day marking one year since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Nigeria, this article reflects on the experience and lessons learnt from the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker as she led the response in Ogun State. What a difference a year makes. Three hundred and sixty days […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Drug-Resistant Malaria: A Public Health War Nigeria Cannot Afford to Fight

Editor’s Note: In today’s Thought Leadership Piece, Dr. Okonkwor Oyor of Hygeia HMO explains the looming threat that ACT-resistant malaria poses to the long global struggle to “roll back malaria”, and shares insights into what Nigeria must begin to do if we are to stall the spread of drug-resistant malaria today.  Malaria has been with […]

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Torchlight Series

Displaced but not forgotten: Organisations delivering family planning services to Abuja’s IDP camps

When you are displaced from your home, accessing family planning services is probably the last thing on your mind. You will be more concerned with providing security, food and shelter for your family. This is the condition of most displaced families in Nigeria who were forced out of their homes to take refuge in other […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th February 2021

First clinical trials for Lassa fever vaccine begins in West Africa. UNICEF orders 4m doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Nigeria. USAID launches new $19m fund to improve healthcare in Nigeria.  FG to present supplementary budget for COVID-19 vaccines in March. FG trains 13,000 healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination exercise. 12% of Nigerian children don’t survive […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 25th February 2021

Monitoring & Evaluation/Health Systems Strengthening (M&E/HSS) Officer, Management Sciences for Health – MSH, Abuja. Apply Senior Program Officer – Child Health and Nutrition, Nutrition International, Abuja, deadline 5th March 2021. Apply Project Manager, Advancing Nutrition Project – Workforce Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Abuja, deadline 7th March 2021. Apply Head of Policy and […]

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Heart and Grit: Girl Child Concerns is empowering adolescent girls to offer maternal health services in Borno State

“Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.” — Adelaide Hoodless In Nigeria, maternal health care is fragmented, so maternal health services are provided by various service providers in the public sector, private sector, informal providers and even religious institutions. In communities, culture and tradition influence maternal health-seeking behaviour […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Through our Hands: Collaborating for a cancer-free world for children and adolescents in Nigeria

By Olubunmi Oyebanji (Lead Writer) On the 15th of February every year, the world observes the International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD). It is a global collaborative campaign designed to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, as well as the survivors and their families. A cancer diagnosis […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th February 2021

 NCDC issues public health advisory on Ebola disease. NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria.  COVID-19: Governors’ Forum given 7-day ultimatum to revive PHCs. USAID empowers Nigeria’s TB control programme to diagnose, treat suspected patients.  How governments, private sector can collaborate to strengthen epidemic preparedness in Nigeria. NCDC: 25 percent of Nigerians have […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 18th February 2021

Health Cluster Coordinator, the World Health Organization (WHO), Borno, deadline 2nd March 2021. Apply Medical Manager, Health Partners International, Abuja, Lagos, Rivers. Apply Senior Program Officer – Public Health & Humanitarian Aid, Idmibok International, Abuja, deadline 1st March 2021. Apply General Manager, eHealth4everyone, Abuja, deadline 28th February 2021. Apply Mental Health Supervisor, Medecins Sans Frontieres […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Conspiracy theories and COVID-19 vaccine introduction in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: This week’s piece comes from researchers Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, Chisom Obi-Jeff, Dr Carleigh Krubiner, Elana Felice Jaffe, Dr. Ruth Karron, and Dr. Ruth Faden. They analyze the rise of conspiracy theories during public health crises like the current coronavirus pandemic and explore who is most vulnerable to conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines and […]

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Torchlight Africa

Hope from the Pulpit: The church easing transport woes for Malawi’s riverine pregnant women

By Rabson Kondowe and Feston Malekezo (Lead Writers) “I thought I was going to die, I nearly gave birth on a ship,” Lucy Chirambo said somberly. It was in the wee hours of a cold July in 2016 when Chirambo started showing labour signs. Without hesitation, her husband hastily took her to Tchalo Health Centre, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th February 2021

COVID-19: Nigeria records 13 cases of variant found in UK – NCDC. CBN to partner investors to build modern health facilities, sponsor research on COVID-19. Nigeria will receive 16m free doses of COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021. Over 200m girls, women experience FGM – UNFPA. Bird flu resurfaces in Nigeria — Official. Nigeria […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 11th February 2021

Senior Technical Specialist (State Engagement: Community Systems Strengthening & Integrated Service Delivery), The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Abuja, deadline 20th February 2021. Apply Senior Malaria Prevention Manager, Malaria Consortium, Abuja, deadline 19th February 2021. Apply Senior Human Resources Manager, EHA Clinics Abuja or Kano. Apply NACA RSSH Project Coordinator, The National […]

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Last Mile Delivery: How Borno State is reaching children in conflict zones with routine immunisation services

Maina Modu is the programme manager for Routine Immunisation in Borno State, working with the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA). He coordinates the state emergency routine immunisation coordination centre activities. Borno State’s routine immunisation emergency coordination centre is nestled at Maiduguri’s Maman Shuwa Memorial Hospital, in the Polio Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). Modu […]

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“Noma, a disease that should not exist anymore”

Online conference on Thursday, 11 February Abuja, Nigeria, Monday 8 February 2021 – Medecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in partnership with the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) and other organizations is holding an online conference “Noma, a disease that should not exist anymore” to open a discussion about the neglected disease noma, […]