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Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd October 2020

FG targets 30 million persons for fever vaccination. EU-UNICEF spends N2.6bn on maternal, child healthcare in Bauchi. Treat malaria as National Health Emergency, NEMP Tells FG. Yellow Fever Immunization: Local councils affected by flood, children with fever exempted. FG approves bill for establishment of council for traditional, alternative and complementary medicine practice in Nigeria. UNICEF […]

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Press Release

Chivita Celebrates World Juice Day

October 17, 2020 – Lagos, Nigeria – Leading fruit juice brand, Chivita, holds its 2nd Annual Chivita World Juice Day Event today. The Annual Chivita World Juice Day is a public interest initiative undertaken by CHI Limited, makers of the Chivita brand of fruit juices, to deepen conversations on consumption of 100% fruit juice thus […]

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UniPort Teaching Hospital ensures safe deliveries and immunisation despite COVID-19

After six months of anxiety, panic and unrest as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical doctors at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) have treated and discharged the last patient in the hospital’s isolation centre.  Records from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, as at the time of publication, show that Rivers […]

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0800 800 2000: She Writes Woman Mental Health Initiative launches TOLL-FREE mental health helpline

In light of increased emotional and psychological distress brought about my COVID-19, the ensuing lockdown and the broader socioeconomic consequences, leading organisation that gives mental health a voice in Nigeria, She Writes Woman, launches toll-free helpline. “The helpline couldn’t have come at a better time,” founder, Hauwa Ojeifo, said about the launch. “Nigerians are going […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th October 2020

Nigerian govt launches new platform to reduce maternal mortality. COVID-19: NCDC advises EndSARS protesters to be mindful of virus. UNICEF takes hand-washing campaign to IDPs in Adamawa. COVID-19: Greater health security on horizon as NCDC, NAPPSA endorse proactive response. Senate will pass mental health bill soon, says Oloriegbe. CSOs warn of rising cases of cholera […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 15th October 2020

Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) Officer – NPHCDA Gateway, Palladium Group, Borno , Jigawa , Kaduna , Kano , Yobe. Apply Health Senior State Facilitator, Deloitte, deadline 30th October 2020. Apply Head of Health Information Management Department, Garki Hospital Abuja (GHA), Abuja, deadline 22nd October 2020. Apply Health Assistant – CONHESS 03 at Federal […]

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Thought Leadership Series

The Disease of Violence: Police brutality as a public health emergency in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: In the wake of the #EndSARS protests that have rocked several Nigerian cities in the last week, we at Nigeria Health Watch take a look at some of the ways in which police brutality affects the mental, physical and emotional health of young people, and reflect on the conversations we must begin to […]

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Taking ownership: Women in Jigawa community fund emergency transportation for pregnant women

“My husband and I have always known that I would deliver at the hospital,” says Azeema Hussaini, 25, while sitting on a bed in a muddy two-room house, nursing her three-week-old daughter, Maisara, whom she gave birth to at the General Hospital Jahun, Jigawa State. The mother of three had her previous deliveries at the […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th October 2020

Nigeria rolls out 10-year plan of achieving Universal Health Coverage. COVID-19: FG releases fresh guidelines for schools reopening nationwide.  NCDC D-G, NAPPSA President, discuss future of global healthcare system. World Sight Day: 75% of visual problems avoidable, says Optometrist Association. Nigeria has ratio of one pharmacist to 50,000 people -PSN. Delta launches HIV self-testing kit, […]

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World Sight Day 2020: Shell, JV partners come together to give #HopeInSight

By Beti Baiye and Dara Ajala-Damisa (Lead Writers) The trip from Yenagoa was short and uneventful. We arrived the community town hall before our hosts and as they walked in, some led by friend or family members and others feeling their way along, their gait and demeanour began to tell their story long before they […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 8th October 2020

Medical Doctor, eHealth Systems Africa, Abuja. Apply Drug Control Officer, P3, UNODC – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Abuja, deadline 3rd November 2020. Apply Assistant Director Nurse, Cedarcrest Hospitals, Abuja, deadline 20th October 2020. Apply Sexual Gender Based Violence Assistant (SGBV), Save The Children, Yobe, deadline 20th October 2020. Apply Senior Program […]

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AVADAR: How digital health fast-tracked Nigeria’s drive to eradicate polio

Polio, a contagious disease caused by the poliomyelitis virus is transmitted primarily when stool from someone infected contaminates foods, drinks or water sources. It invades the nervous system and could, in a matter of hours, lead to complete paralysis. On the 24th of August 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Nigeria and Africa […]

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New support and guidance available to health procurement professionals in the public sector in Nigeria

NIGERIA / AGILITYPR.NEWS / September 16, 2020 /New support and guidance available to health procurement professionals in the public sector in Nigeria to improve health and wellbeing of citizens as global pandemic strains healthcare supply chains. Support and network available to procurement professionals buying medicines and equipment Free to join knowledge hub created as source […]