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Next Level Agenda in the journey towards UHC: Health for All Nigerians

By Aloysius Ugwu & Michael Atima (Lead Writers) When the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom, said “Without health, people have nothing; without health, we have nothing as humanity”, he meant a world where everyone can achieve healthy and productive lives no matter who they are or where they live. […]

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Torchlight Africa

Rethinking Healthcare in Africa with Geospatial Mapping

In August 2020, Nigeria became the last African country to be declared free from wild poliovirus. This was achieved by relentless vaccination efforts across urban and rural communities, including awareness campaigns and deployment of personnel to communities to carry out vaccination programmes. An underlying, but essential enabler of this success story was the use of […]

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Press Release

Federal Government will implement recommendations of NIPSS on Population Growth and Human Capital Development – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the graduates of the NIPSS Senior Executive Course 42 that his administration will implement the 12-point recommendations on Population Growth and Human Capital Development in Nigeria. The President, who was represented by the Governor, Plateau State, Mr lSimon Bako Lalong, disclosed this during the graduation ceremony of the 77 delegates of the Senior Executive […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th December 2020

How innovations in health technology can help Nigeria. COVID-19 offers opportunity to structure, rebuild country’s health system – FG.  Dying While Giving Life: The pain of Nigerian women. Nigerian govt orders reopening of isolation centres over possible second wave of COVID-19.  2020 Christmas: NCDC raises alarm on COVID-19 latest casualty. The need for women’s leadership […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 10th December 2020

Online course, Cybersecurity for eHealth. Register Here Senior Technical Advisor, Self-Care, Population Services International (PSI), Abuja. Apply Medical Doctor, eHealth Systems Africa, Abuja. Apply Medical Doctor, International Organization for Migration – IOM, Borno, deadline 14th December 2020. Apply Chief Medical Officer, Aureole Consulting Limited, Lagos, deadline 10th January 2021. Apply Orthopaedic Surgeon, Iyi Enu Mission […]

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Thought Leadership Series

The need for women’s leadership in global health – The Nigeria experience

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership piece comes from Women in Global Health (WGH) Nigeria, an organisation that was established to bring visibility and recognition of Nigerian women, shape global health programming and advocacy, and reform policy and in communities in Nigeria and the diaspora. They analyse the reasons why more women are not seen […]

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#Innovate4HealthNaija: Improving Healthcare Access at the Future of Health Conference 2020

Innovation is a term used to spur big business into evolving their way out of oblivion. In healthcare, refusal to innovate could mean loss of lives, especially for vulnerable populations who are most at risk of poor health outcomes and have significant challenges accessing quality healthcare. When the 2020 Future of Health Conference theme, Innovation: […]

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Press Release

#PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Award: Nominations Now Open!!!

Nigeria, just like the rest of the world, is grappling with COVID-19 and journalists have played the critical role of providing public health updates, combating misinformation and supplying entertainment to help people cope with the virus’s impact. The Nigerian media has proved to be a valuable force in covering issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, providing […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th December 2020

How to ensure no woman dies giving birth in Nigeria. 560,000 Nigerians living with HIV untreated. X-Raying the funding gaps in Nigeria’s epidemic preparedness. Nigeria: Covid-19 – Govt Warns, Says World Far From Mass Production of Vaccines. Dearth of nutritionists hinder implementation on food nutrition policy – Experts.  Despite having highest maternal mortality in Africa, […]

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Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?; Recommendations for Improved Outcomes

We have heard the statistics countless times. Nigeria accounts for nearly 20% of global maternal deaths according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). According to the Nigeria Demographic Health Survey 2018, only a mere 39% of live births occur in health facilities, with 61% of births taking place outside of a health facility. According to […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 3rd December 2020

Africa Initiative Manager, The Solutions Journalism Network, Abuja, deadline 14th December 2020. Apply ECTAD National Epidemiology Advisor, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Abuja, deadline 11th December 2020. Apply Technical Advisor – Family Planning, Society for Family Health (SFH), Abuja, deadline 11th December 2020. Apply Deputy Director Global Health Informatics, eHealth Systems Africa, […]

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Thought Leadership Series

#Innovate4HealthNaija: The Future of Health Conference 2020 is here!!!

After five years of delivering highly recognised health conferences focused on generating solutions aimed at improving healthcare access for every Nigerian, the 2020 Future of Health Conference will take place on Thursday, 3rd December 2020. The conference is themed “Innovation: Improving health and scaling up healthcare access.” Innovations in healthcare are important for every part […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th November 2020

Group to launch “Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?” Report. Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to curb maternal deaths. NCDC launches blog to document Covid-19 ‘Stories’. FG launches new health insurance scheme for citizens. Foreign arrivals presenting fake COVID-19 test results, FG cries out. COVID-19 vaccine: FG to inaugurate 18-man security […]

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Impact Africa Summit Inaugural Edition convenes Research & Healthcare Experts

Celebrating Innovation in research, pharmaceuticals and healthcare Xcene Research, a pioneer in the African Contract Research Organization, is set to host thought leaders and industry experts in the research, pharmaceuticals & healthcare industry at the inaugural edition of the Impact Africa Summit (IAS) and industry awards night holding at Radisson Blu Hotel Ikeja on Friday, […]