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Torchlight Africa

Say No to Period Taboo: The Senegalese organisations speaking up for African women and girls

Every day, an estimated 800 million girls and women around the world experience their menstrual flow. Commonly known as a period, menstruation is a normal biological process that girls and women go through to ensure good reproductive health. However, a large number of menstruating girls and women continue to face persistent challenges in managing their […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Halting future pandemics: A call for a strong government preparedness plan

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in partnership with the Ministry of Health has been leading the response against COVID-19 with the support of other stakeholders. As of 9th August 2020, Nigeria had recorded 46,577 confirmed cases, 33,186 discharged cases, and 945 deaths from COVID-19. Government agencies are implementing different facets of the response with the Presidential […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th August 2020

Exclusive breastfeeding: NASS to review health insurance bill. COVID-19: Reduction of new cases not flattening curve — NCDC. Buhari orders compulsory use of face masks nationwide. COVID-19: Why Nigeria should tackle disruptions in malaria services. Lagos PHCs where basic hygiene is undermined. Access to family planning cut by 100% as Ogun battles dearth of health […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th August 2020

NACA Program Officer, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Abuja, deadline 17th August 2020. Apply Medical Director, Pearldrops Healthcare Staffing, Lagos, deadline 28th August 2020. Apply Deputy Health Program Manager, Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI), Borno, deadline 7th August 2020. Apply Medical Laboratory Scientist, Cedarcrest Hospitals, Abuja, deadline 10th August 2020. Apply Medical Doctor […]

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COVID-19 FactCheck

Can You Get COVID-19 Twice?

We do not know for sure, but it may be possible. More evidence is needed to determine whether or not reinfection can occur. Some COVID-19 patients have tested positive a second time but scientists think that this is most likely residual virus (traces of the virus left in the body) that is being detected by […]

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Projects

Documenting the Nigerian Government’s Response to COVID-19 Project

Duration: April 2020 – September 2020 Nigeria recorded its first confirmed case of the virus in February 2020, and since then the country has been recording new cases at an exponential rate. This project is designed to provide critical and urgent technical, operational catalytic communications design support to the NCDC Risk Communications team; mine existing […]

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Giving Birth in Nigeria: Advocacy and Communications

Duration: August 2020 – January 2022 The advocacy and communications programme of the Giving Birth in Nigeria campaign is aimed at establishing a platform for key stakeholders and influencers in maternal health to come together to proffer solutions for maternal health service delivery in Nigeria and to advocate for better access to quality maternal health […]

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Giving Birth in Nigeria: Catalysing Accountability for Maternal Deaths in Nigeria

Duration: January 2019 – June 2020 The aim of the catalysing accountability for maternal deaths programme of the Giving Birth in Nigeria campaign was to develop, test and implement novel approaches that incorporated community voice in maternal death reporting and surveillance, with a view toward making all maternal deaths count. Building on current MPDSR efforts, […]

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Prevent Epidemics Project

Preventing epidemics through public awareness and advocacy for sustained funding to improve epidemic preparedness in Nigeria  About Prevent Epidemics Project, continues to advocate for financial support for disease surveillance and preparedness. Its objectives to, build and increase public awareness and support for epidemic prevention and understanding and support among policymakers for dedicated epidemic preparedness funding. […]

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The CHAIN Project

Closing the Gap to Sustainable Healthcare Access in Nigeria through Health Insurance About The Closing the Gap to Sustainable Health Access in Nigeria (CHAIN) project is funded by Christian Aid UK, Nigeria Office and Implemented by Nigeria Health Watch. The goal of the project is helping Nigeria achieve Universal Health Coverage through sustainable health insurance […]

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Global Policy Advocacy Project

Increasing Awareness, Knowledge and Engagement among Nigerians on Health Issues About The Global Policy Advocacy project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focuses its advocacy efforts on raising awareness, knowledge, and engagement among Nigerians on health issues in Nigeria with emphasis on primary health care, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), polio, routine […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st July 2020

Over 20 million Nigerians infected with hepatitis- Minister. FG Plans $3bn Budget for Immunisation. Giving hope to pregnant COVID-19 patients: LUTH in giant strides. Ensuring access to family planning commodities in rural areas. Malaria deaths could surge due to COVID-19 if not checked – Nigerian govt. Need for Political Will in Disease Preparedness. FG rejects […]

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The COVID-19 Fact Check Project

Countering COVID-19 misinformation and fake news, including around vaccines in Nigeria Duration: June – September 2020 The project is funded by Meedan, a technology not-for-profit that builds software and designs human-powered initiatives for newsrooms, NGOs and academic institutions. The project will fact-check misinformation around COVID-19 and promote public health messages. Nigeria Health Watch will use […]

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Covid19 Thought Leadership Series

A tale of two diseases: COVID-19 and Lassa fever in Nigeria

Two hundred and nineteen (219) – That is the number of lives lost to Lassa fever between January and June 2020, according to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Nigeria has been experiencing a yearly outbreak of the viral haemorrhagic fever since it was first identified in Borno state in […]