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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th August 2018

FG okays $150m World Bank Loan for Polio Eradication. Nigeria launches Epidemic Response Scheme to combat infectious diseases. DRC begins vaccination against latest Ebola outbreak. Only 24% infants exclusively breastfed in Nigeria – Health Ministry. Cholera Kills 11 In Kano. Lassa Fever: Enugu confirms one death. Borno NSHIP, UNICEF Unveils Plan to Address Manpower, Infrastructural Gaps In Health […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

From Zero to Six: Can breastfeeding our babies accelerate Nigeria’s development? #WBWNG2018

Every first week of August Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week. Yet, if statistics are anything to go by, one might question what impact this 26-year long tradition has had on the rate of breastfeeding in Nigeria. Exclusive breastfeeding rates in Nigeria still remain dismally low, tottering between 17 – 25 […]

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Press Release

Ground-breaking health partnership to expand across Kwara State

The ground-breaking partnership between the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Johnson & Johnson and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is set to expand across the whole of Kwara State, in an announcement due to take place today. The partnership, which focuses on Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC) training in healthcare facilities to improve health outcomes […]

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Lessons for Bida: Three approaches that may solve Niger state’s public sanitation dilemma

The Katsina family of Bida will probably never forget June 20th 2018. Just before 8 p.m. on that day, Mr. Farouk Katsina received an urgent call from his wife asking him to come home. Salihu, their beloved three-year-old son, had been vomiting and stooling uncontrollably. By the time Mr Katsina got home, a neighbour, who […]

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NCDC, PHN partner with private sector towards ending epidemics in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN), have launched a new initiative – the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response (A4EPR). The aim is to develop a formal structure for the private sector to support the Nigerian government through NCDC, in the prevention, preparedness, detection, response […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd August 2018

Cluster of presumptive Ebola cases in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nigeria launches initiative to protect patients’ rights. FG set to implement basic healthcare provision fund.  FG recalls 2.4 million bottles of codeine syrup. Nigeria launches national Hepatitis treatment services directory. Nigeria Develops A National Action Plan For Health Security. FG Inaugurates National Steering Committee for Diabetes […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs in Nigeria Published on 2nd August 2018

Protection Project Manager, COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale, Borno, deadline 13th August, 2018. Apply for this job Medical Adviser, Ophtha & Specialty, Novartis International AG, Lagos. Apply for this job Child Protection Case Worker (Volunteer), Save The Children, Borno, deadline 7th August, 2018. Apply for this job M&E Intern, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abuja, […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Face to face with Nigeria’s ailing emergency health system: One daughter’s story

Editor’s Note: This week’s blog comes from a Nigeria Health Watch team member. She writes about coming head to head with the challenges facing Nigeria’s health system during her father’s recent health emergency. Her father is recuperating but the experience led her to think deeply about Nigeria’s emergency healthcare system and what must be done […]

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Before the first impact: How your little actions can save lives on Nigerian roads

On Monday, February 10, 2014, Mr. Celestine Chima kissed his two children, seven-year-old Goodluck and five-year-old Goodness goodbye and stepped out of his residence in Owerri, the Imo state capital. Celestine was certain about two things; his destination, a small densely populated town called Nekede, approximately 20 minutes’ drive from his house and his mission […]

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Top Ten News Items On Health, 27th July 2018

Ebola outbreak in DRC ends: WHO calls for international efforts to stop other deadly outbreaks in the country. Over 5,000 Nigerian doctors working in South Africa – Envoy. FG explains delay in implementation of National Tobacco Control Act.  FDA approves new single dose malaria drug. Cholera claims 186 lives in 6 months – NCDC. We are committed […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs in Nigeria Published On 26th July 2018

NPO – Surveillance, World Health Organization (WHO), Rivers, deadline 8th August, 2018. Apply for this job TA Health Specialist (Immunization), UNICEF, Bauchi, deadline 6th August, 2018. Apply for this job Psychologist, COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale, Borno, deadline 30th July, 2018. Apply for this job  Project Management Specialist – Tuberculosis, USAID, Abuja, deadline 2nd August, 2018. […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Gasping for Air: Doctor’s death exposes inherent risks of Nigerian public hospitals

By Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and Patience Adejo (Lead Writers) Editor’s Note: On the 19th of June, 2018, headlines of Nigerian newspapers carried a shocking piece about the demise of a Kogi Doctor. Realising that there must be more to this, the Nigeria Health Watch team headed out to Lokoja to find out more. While we […]

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On World Sickle Cell Day, ASH takes action to improve global health outcomes

American Society of Hematology (ASH), with the Sickle Cell Disease Coalition, debuts videos that shed light on the global state of sickle cell disease to help improve screening and early care for children in Africa with Sickle Cell Disease (LAGOS, NIGERIA June 19, 2018)  This year, approximately 300,000 babies around the world will be born […]

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How “SatComms Tablets” are reviving primary healthcare in Kano State

A few mothers are seated with the Health Officer-in-Charge of Sumaila Yamma Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC), who has just finished post-natal counseling. Bilikis, a second-time mother, cannot hide her delight that today she was attended to earlier than usual. She comments that during her first pregnancy, also attended to at this PHC, things were a […]