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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th July 2020

COVID-19: Virus presents malaria symptoms but it’s not, NCDC warns. COVID-19: States to receive N100 million each – Buhari govt. Nigeria receives $890m grant from Global Fund to tackle HIV, TB, malaria. Nigeria among 10 countries where over 9.3 million children missed vaccinations in 2019. NAPPSA canvasses strong health infrastructure, donates COVID-19 items to NCDC . […]

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Covid19 Thought Leadership Series

Psychosocial Support a Priority for COVID-19 Survivors in Nigeria: OpEd

By Dr. Obehioye Aimiosior (Guest Writer) Amaka’s husband died from COVID-19. It was a rainy Tuesday afternoon and she was still dealing with the reality of not being there during his last moments. It was barely five days after his death when she received her COVID-19 result. She was dealing with the overwhelming sadness that […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 23rd July 2020

Assistant Local Government Tuberculosis and Leprosy Supervisor (ASST. LGTBLS), Lagos State Government, Lagos, deadline 31st July 2020. Apply Registrar / Chief Executive Officer, the Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria (CHPRBN), Nigeria, deadline 1st September 2020. Apply TA Health Manager (Polio and Vaccine Management), P4, UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 3rd August 2020. Apply Consultant Paediatric […]

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COVID-19 FactCheck Covid19

Does wearing gloves protect against or stop the spread of COVID-19?

Does wearing gloves protect against or stop the spread of COVID-19? No. Gloves can only prevent infection if you don’t touch your face with your gloved hands, and only if you take off and dispose of the gloves correctly before washing your hands. You can still transfer the novel coronavirus to your face and other […]

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Covid19 Torchlight Series

Rayuwa Da Korona: How two local radio stations are responding to COVID-19 in Kano State

On April 11, 2020, exactly one month after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Kano State confirmed its first positive COVID-19 case. In the same month, the state witnessed what was described as “mysterious” deaths, claiming hundreds of lives including the Emir of Rano and seven professors from Bayero University Kano (BUK). […]

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Press Release

NAFDAC, CSOs launch Public Service Announcements to support trans fat elimination in Nigeria

ABUJA – The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), along with members of the #TransfatFreeNigeria campaign, have launched a series of Public Service Announcement (PSAs) on the health harms of trans fat, a food component that has been linked to more than half a million deaths per year. “We urge Nigerians to watch and share these […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th July 2020

COVID-19: ECOWAS, WAHO donate $8m medical equipment to PTF. COVID-19 has worsened maternal mortality rate in Nigeria– NPC Chairman. USAID launches $19.2m Child Health Award to support 76,000 HIV orphaned children. Kano Govt, partners to spend N3 bn on malaria control programme. COVID-19: FG to open testing centres in all 774 LGAs. Rotary RMNH canvasses […]

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“He was generous to a fault” - Nigeria’s TB Community remembers the late Prof. Lovett Lawson

Editor’s Note: On Monday, July 13, 2020, Nigeria’s health community was saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Lovett Lawson, Chairman, Board of Directors, Zankli Medical Centre, Abuja. Lawson, a professor of infectious diseases and a passionate advocate for Nigeria’s Tuberculosis community, was 72, and was the Patron of the Stop TB Partnership […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 16th July 2020

Project Director – REACH, Save the Children, Abuja, deadline 24th July 2020. Apply Nutrition Assistant, Save the Children, Yobe, deadline 24th July 2020. Apply Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist, Plan International, Borno, deadline 26th July 2020. Apply State Technical Officer, Malaria Consortium, Kano, Katsina, Yobe, deadline 19th July 2020. Apply Clinical Psychologist – ADHD Service, […]

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COVID-19 FactCheck

Do digital thermometers kill neurons or damage the brain when a person’s temperature is getting checked?

Digital thermometers do not damage your brain in any way. Digital thermometers are universally used with children and adults and can come in a wide variety of forms including oral, rectal, temporal artery (forehead), tympanic (ear), and axillary (armpit) versions. These thermometers require a sensor, which typically produces either a voltage, current, or resistance change […]

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Young President Organization Set to Shut down Eti-Osa Isolation Centre

Donate World Class Medical Equipment to Lagos State In an effort to help the community the Young President Organisation (YPO) Lagos Chapter approached the Lagos State Government and on March 31st, 2020 embarked on setting up a free public COVID-19 treatment and isolation center in Eti Osa LGA. Three weeks later on April 22nd 2020 […]

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Enugu’s free maternal programme is providing better health for rural women and children

“This article was produced in collaboration with Maternal Figures, a database of maternal health interventions implemented in Nigeria.” At Amorji Nike Primary Healthcare Centre [PHC] in Enugu East local government council, more than a dozen women with their children wrapped in their arms sit patiently in a waiting room at the premises. The women came […]

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Can drinking alcohol prevent or cure COVID-19?

Can drinking alcohol prevent or cure COVID-19? What Meedan’s experts say No, drinking alcohol does not prevent or cure COVID-19. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are recommended to disinfect hands and surfaces, but drinking or ingesting alcohol is in no way recommended. In fact, alcohol consumption could worsen COVID-19 symptoms and could weaken your body’s ability to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th July 2020

Polio-free status: Buhari vows to revitalise primary healthcare. CACOVID donates N1.4bn medical equipment, 26,400 test kits to boost COVID-19 testing across Nigeria. COVID-19: UNICEF partners FG, re-strategises on child malnutrition fight. How COVID-19 is affecting HIV 2020 target – UNAIDS. Nigerian Medical Association suspends strike in Cross River. Despite 99% awareness, Nigerians still ignorant of […]