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Covid19 Thought Leadership Series

What religious leaders can learn from Reverend Canon Wainaina’s COVID-19 experience and leadership

By Atinuke Akande-Alegbe and Vivianne Ihekweazu (Lead writers) Since the first confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nigeria on the 27th of February, 2020, the political, economic and health establishment has focused on the response. It was clear that Nigeria like the rest of the African continent was about to face a major […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 9th July 2020

Project Manager (United States Government Funded Tuberculosis Project), the Society for Family Health (SFH), Kano, deadline 10th July 2020. Apply Chief of Party, United States Pharmacopeia Nigeria, Abuja, deadline 31st July 2020. Apply Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Kaduna, deadline 24th July 2020. Apply GF Senior M&E Officer, Malaria Consortium, Abuja, […]

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Covid19 Torchlight Africa

In Mathare, clean water is music, as Billian shields the Kenyan slum against COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Kenya, the government has taken strict preventive measures to contain its spread. Some of these measures include compulsory wearing of masks all the time while in public places, washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds several times a day, maintaining a distance of at […]

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Call For Applications: 2nd Prevent Epidemics Journalism Fellowship

Nigeria Health Watch started advocating for better funding for epidemic preparedness in October 2018. With the various pressing health needs Nigeria faces, it was difficult for policy makers to at first understand why the country should dedicate more resources to prepare for an epidemic that may never happen. Twenty months later, the world is dealing […]

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Covid19 Torchlight Series

The importance of political will in the fight against COVID-19: The Rivers State Example

By Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi (Lead Writer) Queen Wisdom is a petty trader who had come to buy some food items for her business at the Rumuokoro Market in Port Harcourt. She was seen wearing a face mask. When she heard of the coronavirus outbreak from international news channels, she was skeptical, and she felt coronavirus won’t […]

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Covid19 Thought Leadership Series

Fragile progress at the brink - COVID-19 and the Nigerian health sector

“Waves keep coming, that’s the one thing you can count on in life” — Gerry Lopez Following the easing of the lockdown restrictions, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has created the perfect storm that runs the risk of worsening many of the already poor health indicators in Nigeria. From transport restrictions, to anxiety among health care […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd July2020

COVID-19: Expect rise in cases with eased restrictions – FG. FG converts all govt hospitals in FCT to COVID-19 sample collection centre. Deaths from HIV, TB and Malaria could double in 12 months – Report. Cervical Cancer: FG to introduce HPV immunisation on national scale by 2021. Reps call for establishment of comprehensive cancer centres […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 2nd July 2020

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Supervisor (MHPSS) Counsellor, Medecins Du Monde, Borno, deadline 14th July August 2020. Apply Health & Care Delegate, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Abuja, deadline 8th July 2020. Apply Medical Doctor, Critical Recue International (CRI), Lagos. Apply Public Health Engagement Advocacy Officer, eHealth4everyone, Abuja. Apply […]

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Is COVID-19 the same as malaria?

Is COVID-19 the same as malaria? No. COVID-19 and malaria may have similar symptoms but they are very different diseases with different modes of transmission and treatment. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, and humans become infected by mosquito bites. COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets that we inhale through our nose or our mouth. COVID-19 […]

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Covid19 Thought Leadership Series

COVID-19 has exposed Nigeria’s Sexual Violence Menace: OpEd

By Mike Lawal (Guest Writer) She was only nine years old when she walked into the consultation room with her outraged mother, a neighbour and a police officer. With eyes filled with tears, her mother muttered, “My daughter was raped yesterday”. Her daughter was sexually assaulted by a close relative, and the police needed a […]

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Covid19 Torchlight Series

WhatsApp for Social Good: How Nigerians used the platform to show care during the COVID-19 lockdown

Quiet streets. Closed office buildings. Empty public spaces. This was the reality for many Nigerian cities from March 30 to May 4, 2020, during the total lockdown put in place by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to slow down the spread of the novel Coronavirus. The month-long lockdown order was focused on Lagos, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th June 2020

WHO accepts Nigeria polio-free status ‘documentation’. COVID-19: National Council on Health approves Health Response Action Plan. NGF, NCDC sign MoU on World Bank N3.7bn COVID-19 assisted Fund. FG releases N13.6b hazard allowances, life insurance for health workers. Nigeria’s private sector commences plan to construct 774 standard PHCs across Nigeria. COVID-19: UK Govt funds PCR machine […]

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Covid19 Torchlight Series

Nuhu Bammali Maternity: Sustaining immunisation gains in Kano despite COVID-19

Nuhu Bammali Maternity Hospital is a Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Yakasai Ward, Kano Municipal area council in Kano state. The facility provides maternity care services to pregnant and breastfeeding women, including antenatal and postnatal care and delivery. The hospital also provides child health services such as immunisation. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, with Kano being […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 25th June 2020

Lead and Associate Consultant (Conduct Gender and HIV Stigma Analysis), USAID, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, deadline 6th July 2020. Apply. Senior Technical Advisor- PMTCT, the Global Fund – Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi), Abuja, deadline 6th July 2020. Apply. GF-SMC Senior Project Manager, Malaria Consortium, Lagos, deadline 26th June 2020. Apply. Reproductive Health Capacity Building […]