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Top Ten Health News Items in 2018

Budget 2019: Buhari proposes N315 billion recurrent health expenditure. Buhari signs bill establishing Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Ambode Launches Lagos Health Insurance Scheme. FG set to implement basic healthcare provision fund. Over 90% of Nigerians not captured by NHIS. Why U.S. is funding the world’s largest HIV survey in Nigeria — NACA Boss. Nigeria launches initiative to protect patients’ rights. Sweet […]

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Preparing for the next Epidemic: Key Takeways from ASLM 2018

The need for strong public health institutes, disease surveillance systems and increased funds for epidemics preparedness were key takeaways from the 4th Biennial International Conference of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM). ASLM 2018 convened laboratory scientists, clinicians, healthcare workers, health economists and health technology company representatives from across Africa and the globe in Nigeria […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21st December 2018

Nigeria needs N134bn to strengthen national health security – Official. Budget 2019: Buhari proposes N315 billion recurrent health expenditure. Malnutrition kills 132 children in Kaduna State. Nigerians advised on how to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases. African leaders playing ostrich over drug abuse – ECOWAS Official. Osun to receive World Bank’s $20 million to fix dilapidating health facilities. NACA to […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 20th December 2018

Programme Manager (Polio), P-4, UNICEF, Borno, deadline 2nd January, 2019. Apply for this job WASH Officer, NO-B, UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 2nd January, 2019. Apply for this job Nutrition Sector Coordinator, P-4, UNICEF, Borno, deadline 2nd January, 2019. Apply for this job Child Protection Cluster Coordinator, P-4,UNICEF, Borno, deadline 2nd January, 2019. Apply for this job Mental Health and […]

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MTN Launches Anti Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP) to Curb First Time Drug Usage and Addiction

LAGOS|NIGERIA: Commissioned by the World Health Organisation, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project, led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) estimate that globally over 160 million people had an alcohol or drug use disorder in 2016. While data on the prevalence of substance abuse and the number of people with drug disorders in Nigeria […]

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Find, Stop & Prevent Epidemics: Nigeria Unveils Blueprint for Health Security

“A disease outbreak anywhere is a risk everywhere”. – Tom Frieden, Former Director US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Infectious diseases seem to be featuring increasingly in the news in Nigeria. Either it is meningitis in the north-west, Lassa in the south-west or Monkey pox in the South-south. With  its increasing population, tropical […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th December 2018

Group urges Nigerian govt. to ensure 60 percent health insurance coverage by 2024. WHO rates Nigeria low in health coverage. NCDC assures on readiness to fight Lassa fever, other diseases. FG urged to provide free cervical cancer vaccines for young girls. Scientists to test vaccine made to fight epidemics. Lagos Partners Stakeholders to Improve Infant, Young Child Feeding. Experts unveil roadmap […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 14th December 2018

Technical Specialist / Program Coordinator – SHOPS Plus, ABT Associates, Abuja. Apply for this job Provider Engagement Executive, Stack Diagnostics, Lagos, deadline 31st December, 2018. Apply for this job Medical Coordinator (OFDA) at INTERSOS, Borno, deadline 18th December, 2018. Apply for this job Child Protection Psychologist Assistant, Save The Children, Borno, deadline 24th December, 2018. […]

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Detect and Respond: How Edo State is responding to the Yellow Fever outbreak

The new Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) is alive with activity on a Monday morning in Benin City, capital of Edo State. The buzz in the room is comparable with the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre motor park that shares a fence with the Edo State Hospital Management Board, where the PHEOC is housed. Mrs. […]

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The Joys of Motherhood: Young midwives enabling safe deliveries in Northern Nigeria

‘Delivering a baby is what gives me joy the most’, explains 26-year-old midwife Aliya Lawal Adam as she takes time out to attend to her one-year-old daughter, her third child, outside the delivery room of the Akilu Memorial Hospital, the only Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Unguwar Galadima, Madobi Local Government Area, Kano State. Aliya […]

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2018 International Universal Health Coverage Day in Abuja

We welcome you to this historic press conference organized by a Coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and other professional associations in the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (PACFaH@Scale) to mark the 2018 International Universal Health Coverage Day which is commemorated every 12th of December worldwide. On December 12, 2012, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th December 2018

World AIDS Day: NACA Urges Nigerians To Ascertain HIV Status. National Health Act: FG to ‘roll out’ Basic Health Care Provision Fund December – Health Minister. NPHCDA commences academy with first 30 enrollees. Family Planning: Conference decries teen birth rates in Nigeria. UNICEF advocates improved investment in nutrition. Sexual violence referral clinics now in 10 states – […]

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Healthy Pikin, Smart Adult: Breastfeeding as an investment in Nigeria’s future

In Nigeria, exclusive breastfeeding is still not widely adopted. According to the 2016-2017 National Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) Report, only 23.7% of infants aged five months and below are exclusively breastfed with only 15.3% of all children receiving the minimum acceptable diet. This is an abysmal figure when compared to the exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) […]

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A “best buy” for child health in Nigeria: The Case for Immunisation

“I know that immunisation is important and obviously I want the best for my child, but the schedules are quite confusing, especially as I do not have anyone explain what the different ‘drugs’ are for. The nurses are too busy to answer my questions or remind me when to come for the immunisation after I’ve […]