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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th September 2021

FG Targets 52m Vaccines by Second Quarter 2022. NMA, Optimal, others set agenda for Osinbajo’s health reforms committee. Most National health act provisions inadequately implemented since inception. UNDP, others inaugurate hackathon for COVID-19 waste disposal. Growing concern over mental health of cancer patients. Nigeria’s 54gene closes $25m Series B to advance global drug discovery capabilities. […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 16th September 2021

One-Health Sherpa Officer – NO-B, WHO Nigeria, Abuja, deadline 23rd September 2021. Apply Health Specialist, Cold Chain Logistics – P4, UNICEF Nigeria, Abuja, deadline 29th September 2021. Apply Public Health Administrative Management Assistant – Employees of Mission-All/or USEFMs, EFMs or MOHs (PEPFAR Finance & Administrative Assistant) US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 23rd September 2021. Apply HR/Admin […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Gender Inequality: A Mind Shift could Improve Maternal Care

Ifeyinwa Yusuf (Lead Writer) Growing up I dreamt of being a renowned obstetrician or surgeon like Ben Carson. After reading his book, Gifted Hands, I was pumped-up with zeal, so, using my monthly student allowance, I bought as many medical books as I could afford. I imagined what it would be like to live in […]

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UNDP, EpiAFRIC, Nigeria Health Watch and Reboot announce open call for submissions to #Hack4COVIDWaste

13 September, Abuja – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with EpiAFRIC, Reboot and Nigeria Health Watch today announced an open call for submissions to the #Hack4COVIDWaste, a hackathon designed to develop solutions that will combat the issue of poor management and disposal of COVID-19 waste. The hackathon will be a hybrid in […]

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Not the ‘Devil’s work’: Reversing Club Foot Deformities in Children

By Innocent Eteng (Lead Writer) Most mothers agree that the first meeting between mother and child invokes overwhelming joy. This was true for Joy Chinedu the first time she carried her baby, Precious, examining every part of her with awe and wonder, two hours after giving birth in August 2014 at a public primary health […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th September 2021

Buhari approves Health Reform Committee, names VP Osinbajo Chairman. Ifedayo Adetifa replaces Ihekweazu as NCDC Director-General. EpiAFRIC Set to Hold Sixth ‘Health Meets Tech Hackathon. COVID-19: CBN disburses N400 billion TCF to Nigerians, receives 8 million applications. FG, health workers agree 65 years retirement age, increased salary. 121 Cases of vaccine-derived Polio Virus recorded in […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 9th September 2021

Public Health Specialist (Surveillance), US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 13th September 2021. Apply Physician – All Interested Candidates, US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 13th September 2021. Apply Consultant to support FMoH in the implementation of WHO Package of Essential Non-communicable Diseases (WHO PEN) in 12 PHCs, AF_NGA Nigeria, Abuja, deadline 22nd 2021. Apply Migration Health Physician (Assessment […]

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Sustaining Excellence: NCDC Gets New Director General

Onyinye Oranezi & Dara Ajala-Damisa (Lead Writers) Nigerians in the health sector and key stakeholders have waited with bated breath for the announcement of the new Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This is following the appointment of its first Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu to lead WHO’s new Pandemic & […]

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EpiAFRIC Hosts 6th Health Meets Tech Hackathon Using Technology to Provide Health Solutions

EpiAFRIC and  partners will be having the 6th edition  of the Health meets Tech Hackathon. This year’s event is Pan-African with participation from across the continent. The initiative is designed to build an ecosystem of heath  and tech practitioners to design and deploy contextually-relevant tech solutions across Africa. This year’s Hackathon is  a  two-day hybrid […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd September 2021

NCDC boss, Ihekweazu, gets WHO job. FG plans compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for civil servants – SGF. Nigeria hard-hit as 2,035 die of cholera in 23 states, FCT. NMA gives FG a 21-Day ultimatum to resolve issues with resident doctors, others. N1.5tn Spent on COVID-19 Management, Says FG. Residents shun COVID-19 vaccines in Bauchi, bribe for […]

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Spotlight Initiative: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in Nigeria Through Surveillance

Anthonia Obokoh (Lead Writer) Any form of violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. Based on World Health Organisation estimates, one in three women are subjected to physical or sexual violence. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, reports have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th August 2021

NPHCDA sets Wednesday to begin the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. Resident doctors hold NEC meeting, resolve to continue strike. FG orders stoppage of striking doctors’ salaries. Cholera: Govs pledge to domesticate national health plan. Epidemic Preparedness: Despite COVID-19 lessons, healthcare funding still hovers below agreed threshold. Medical experts advocate use of Tech to accelerate […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 26th August 2021

National Consultant to support the Tricycle surveillance Project in Nigeria, WHO, Abuja, deadline 3rd September 2021. Apply SME Training Manual Consultant, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abuja. Apply Chief of Party, Heartland Alliance,Nigeria. Apply National Clinical Mentor, APIN, Apply Senior Program Officer, Jhpiego – John Hopkins University, Taraba, deadline 1st September 2021. Apply Stabilization […]

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Access Bank spotlights issues around blood donation with Employee Volunteering Scheme

In a bid to address issues surrounding the low rates of blood donation in the country, the Corporate Communications Group of Access Bank PLC, has partnered with Haima Health Initiative and the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service to launch the Save a Life project. The initiative, which is an offshoot of Access Bank’s longstanding Employee […]