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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th October 2018

World Bank Laments Nigeria’s Poor Spending on Health, Education. 5% of basic health fund to be disbursed for health emergencies- Minister. USAID Devt Assistance To Nigeria Hits $1.17Bn. Health Minister inaugurates committee on the use of Bisphenol-A (BPA) plastics in Nigeria. NANNM decries shortage of nurses, midwives in Nigeria. Workers again accuse NHIS boss of […]

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Health Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 12th October 2018

Cluster Coordinator, World Health Organization (WHO), Borno, deadline 25th October, 2018. Apply for this job Project Assistant / Project Officer – SHOPS Plus, ABT Associates, Kano, Lagos. Apply for this job Animal Health Technician, Value Seeds Limited, Kaduna, deadline 12th October, 2018. Apply for this job Reproductive Health Training Manager, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Borno, […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

The need for accountability for health in Nigeria’s political space – Op-Ed

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership Piece comes from Dr. Mike Adeyemi-Lawal, a professional in the area of health-systems strengthening. He highlights the need for political debates to include precise discussions about Nigeria’s health sector in light of the nation’s dire health indicators, arguing that accountability will provide benchmarks with which the performance of political […]

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Health Torchlight Series

Can medical outreaches for maternal health bridge the access gap in the Federal Capital Territory?

It was a bright Saturday morning when a team of volunteers, made up of nurses and medical corps from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), set out on a mission to take reproductive health, antenatal, and family planning services to a rural community called Kaida-Sabo village, in Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th October 2018

UK Signs MOU with Nigeria to Strengthen Health Security. FG targets WHO 2016-2020 roadmap for health, ageing. How Nigeria is implementing tobacco control policies – FG. Flood Disaster: WHO Steps Up Disease Prevention Efforts In Nigeria. N450m cancer centre to kick-off next year — Minister. FG Approves Enrolment of Corps Members into NHIS. NMA extends […]

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Health Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 4th October 2018

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Consultant, Heartland Alliance, Benue and Lagos. Apply for this job Intern Radiographer, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Anambra, deadline 13th November, 2018. Apply for this job Intern Nursing Officer, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Anambra, deadline 13th November, 2018. Apply for this job Mental Health Support Worker, The Olive Prime […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Is there a role for trado-medicine in the Nigerian health sector?

“Immediately they fall sick they consult the oracle to tell them what is causing that illness and proffer a traditional remedy.” – Healthcare Worker, Benue state. Mallam Salisu Mohammed is a traditional medicine practitioner plying his trade in Minna, the capital city of Niger State. Popularly known as ‘Dr. Salisu’, his traditional medicine centre is […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

In 2019, who will have your vote? #Vote4HealthNaija

“What would you like the government to improve after the elections in 2019?” Abdulkareem gave a wry smile, pondering the question, his eyes fixed on the road as he made his way through the after-work traffic on Airport Road. A seasoned Abuja taxi driver, after a moment, he replied. “Abeg leave that one, we both […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th September 2018

Nigeria Ranks 171st among Nations Investing in Education, Healthcare. Why extending support for immunisation in Nigeria was difficult decision – GAVI. FG to deploy 774 GeneXpert machines to improve TB diagnosis. WHO deploys nearly 4,000 volunteers to tackle malaria in Borno and Adamawa States. FG puts up 52 NNPC’s hospitals for commercial use. Minimum wage: […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 28th September 2018

State Communication for Development Consultant for Yellow Fever Preventive Mass Vaccination Campaign, UNICEF, Nigeria, deadline 7th October, 2018. Apply for this job Consultant – Development of a Nutrition Business Case, UNICEF, Nigeria, deadline 5th October, 2018. Apply for this job FT Health Specialist/Immunization, P4, UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 11th October, 2018. Apply for this job Senior […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

The weighty burden of NCDs in Nigeria: Time to Act

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership Piece comes from Dr. Mamsallah Faal-Omisore, a primary-health physician with qualifications in global health policy, infectious diseases and maternal and child health. This week the third United Nations High-level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) holds in New York, to help set the stage for global health conversations about tackling […]

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Health Torchlight Series

Nutrition agents increase demand for CMAM services in Borno

No mother ever wants to face the tough choices many mothers in conflict zones, like Borno have to face on a daily basis. The struggle for survival, keeping a severely malnourished child alive, while at the same time struggling for their own survival, knowing that the treatment that will keep their child alive will also […]

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PMA2020 Nigeria 2018 Round National Dissemination

PMA2020 uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround surveys to monitor key indicators for family planning. PMA2020 disseminated the survey results on family planning and Abortion in Nigeria from the 2018 round of data collected between April and May 2018. The key findings are Survey results on Family Planning show that in Nigeria, 27.6% […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21st September 2018

Gates: Nigeria needs lot of work to address malnutrition in the North. Global Fund Accuses TB Network of misappropriating N20m workers’ salary. President Buhari to flag off the Osun basic health provision fund. Cholera kills 61 persons in Yobe. 1.1m Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS currently receiving treatment – NACA. 700 Nigerian children die daily – […]