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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th April 2021

Lagos, Ogun lead as 964,387 people get COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19: We’re confident in AstraZeneca’s ability to save lives — FG. COVID-19: Nigerian govt gives states condition to halt vaccination. FG re-Invites striking resident doctors. Bird flu hits Kano, Kaduna, 5 other Nigerian states, NCDC Says. HIV: As treatment access drops, Nigeria loses 15% children, adolescent […]

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Press Release

World Health Day: Group Demands Equitable Health System for Women, Children

Civil society organizations of the PACFaH@Scale project are demanding for improved equitable health system that will carter for the wellbeing of women and children in Nigeria as key requirement to move the nation out of its current poor health indices. In a statement signed by Dr Ejike Oji, Project Director of the Association for the […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 8th April 2021

Medical Assistant, International Organization for Migration – IOM, Lagos, deadline 12th April 2021. Apply Technical Coordinator – Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) 2021, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abuja. Apply Clinical Trial Monitor for 2021 Therapeutic Efficacy Study, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abuja. Apply Protection and Gender Officer, Action Against Hunger, Abuja. Apply […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Nigerians deserve better oral health; Here’s what we must do to get it

By Toluwani Oluwatola (Guest Writer) Globally, March 20 is set by the International Federation of Dentists to celebrate oral health and raise awareness about oral health. Since its inception in 2013, every year has been marked by a theme to call individuals and governments to take action for oral health. This year’s theme is ‘Be Proud […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd April 2021

Resident doctors begin nationwide strike over welfare issues. COVID-19: Nigeria vaccinates over 800,000 people. FG recovers N49.7bn debt, to spend N296bn on COVID-19 vaccination–Minister. FCTA begins COVID-19 vaccination of journalists to enhance public confidence. FG restates commitment to child spacing, health sector funding. Japan to donate $18.2 million to the Nigerian health sector. About 3M […]

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Health

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 1st April 2021

Technical Consultant / Advisor – Proposed Medical Diagnostic and Services Provision Scheme (MDSPS), Lagos State Government, Lagos, deadline 13th April 2021. Apply General Surgeon, Abuja Clinics, Abuja, deadline 31st May 2021. Apply Public Health Specialist, Laboratory Advisor, US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 14th April 2021. Apply Consultant Obstetrician / Gynaecologist, St. Mary’s Specialist Hospital, Lagos, deadline […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Poor Quality Maternal Medicines: The slippery slope to maternal deaths in Nigeria

By Olajide Adelana – Lead writer Balarabe Danladi Zakariya, a resident of Gabari, Kano State thinks he is jinxed and the reason is not far-fetched. He was married twice and lost both his wives in childbirth. His first marriage had a sweet beginning until his wife, Lami, died of breast cancer months after giving birth […]

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Solutions-focused photo exhibition amplifies maternal health interventions

26 March 2021 | Abuja, Nigeria – Nigeria Health Watch featured in a first of its kind photo exhibition tagged “Positive Deviance”. The photo exhibition was solutions journalism-inspired. Solutions Journalism tells the stories of how people are responding to social problems with the same energy that journalists put into telling stories about the problems. The […]

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Sharing is Caring: Kenya’s Only Breast Milk Bank Expresses Care for Vulnerable Newborns

By Christabel Ligami (Lead Writer) Esther Wawire, 23, delivered her daughter at Kenya’s Punwani Hospital two weeks ago, but was unable to breastfeed due to complications arising from the delivery. “I had high blood pressure, so my baby was born earlier than expected, weighing 800 grams,” she said. “My pressure didn’t go down immediately, and […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th March 2021

Every one hour 18 Nigerians die of TB, Health Minister. Over 26.5 million Nigerian children vulnerable to water-related diseases – UNICEF. Don’t politicise COVID-19 vaccination, prioritise frontline health workers —NMA. House of Reps call for inclusion of tuberculosis in NHIS package. Nigeria launches HIV, STI treatment guideline for Key populations. UN report raises spectre of […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 25th March 2021

State Director, FHI 360, Akwa Ibom. Apply Emergency Manager, World Health Organization (WHO), Borno, deadline 4th April 2021. Apply Public Health Officer, Pro-Health International, Abuja, deadline 30th March 2021. Apply Doctor (Gynecology-Obstetrics), Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, deadline 19th April 2021. Apply Senior MEAL / Capacity Builder Specialist, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Borno. Apply […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th March 2021

EU declares AstraZeneca vaccine safe, effective, as NGF backs its continuous use. Buhari launches $890M health grant to tackle Malaria, HIV, TB. FEC approves N3bn for NCDC lab equipment. Subscriber base for health insurance hits over 10.2 million, says NHIS. NPHCDA: All states have taken delivery of COVID-19 vaccine — except Kogi.  Health Security: Why […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 18th March 2021

Chief Medical Director, Ibom Specialist Hospital (ISH), Akwa Ibom, deadline 26th March 2021. Apply Medical Director / CEO, the Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kudu, Jigawa, deadline 26th April 2021. Apply Public Health Specialist, Surveillance – All Interested Candidates (Team Lead, Epidemiology & Surveillance), US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 22nd March 2021. Apply State Program Director, Idmibok […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Access to kidney care critical for Nigeria to “live well” with kidney disease: World Kidney Day 2021

By Gabriel Oke and Hadiza Mohammed (Lead Writers) World Kidney Day is celebrated every year to create awareness about kidney diseases and advocate for care towards people who are living with any stage of kidney disease. The day serves as a day to drive conversations and communicate the benefits of healthy living. Over 2 million […]