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Transitioning Polio Emergency Operations Centres to Strengthen Nigeria’s Health Security.

By Ibukun Oguntola and Onyinye Oranezi (Lead Writers) Emergency Operations Centres, first used in Nigeria during the national polio response, were valuable assets in Nigeria’s polio response, and they continue to be a vital resource now. Transitioning Polio EOCs into public health EOCs will help boost efforts to strengthen Nigeria’s national and subnational health security. Many […]

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Torchlight Series

Kano State’s Health Security Roadmap: Evaluating Strengths and Gaps and Improving Health Systems

When Nigeria conducted a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) in 2017, there was no way of knowing that the COVID-19 pandemic was just three years away. The whole essence of the JEE is to assess a country’s capacity to respond to public health emergencies, and it could be said that the 2017 JEE gave Nigeria a […]

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Community Health Watch

Human Resource, a Critical Need for Dawakiji Health Clinic

Dawakiji Basic Health Clinic in Dawakiji community of Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State provides healthcare services to the residents of Dawakiji and neighbouring communities. According to Idris Bashir Kode, the officer in charge of the clinic, the community members, especially women, patronise the health facility for antenatal care (ANC). The building […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th August 2022

35 people infected as new virus hits China. PWDs demand domestication of Disability Act in Ebonyi. Advocating for Domestic Resource Mobilisation to Strengthen Nigeria’s Health. Nigeria may not meet 2030 global target of ending TB, $250b needed yearly to fight disease globally. 160 million people at risk of Yellow Fever in Nigeria -Official. Enugu Beats […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 11th August 2022

Tuberculosis (TB) Sample Movement Consultant – GFTAM, Leprosy Mission Nigeria, Abuja, Adamawa, Bauchi, deadline 17th August 2022. Apply State Technical Officer (Yellow Fever, Meningitis-A, Measles), World Health Organization (WHO), Oyo, deadline 17th August 2022. Apply Medical Doctor, ALIMA, Borno, deadline 17th August 2022. Apply Nutrition Sector Co-Coordinator, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Borno, deadline 15th […]

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Torchlight Series

A Wearable Reminder: Prompting Caregivers to Stick to Vaccination Schedules in Kano State

By Chibuike Alagboso and Ikemefuna Igwe (Lead writers) Gandirwawa Primary Health Centre (PHC) is in Minjibir Local Government Area (LGA) which is 42 kilometres from Kano city in Kano State. Located on an expanse of land the size of almost four football fields, the PHC is usually bustling with activity: children running around, as their […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th August 2022

Why Africa’s healthy life expectancy rose in two decades, by WHO. Nigeria number one in global malaria deaths – WHO report. Breastfeeding key to ensuring optimal health, food security. HIV: Nonchalance, Ignorance, TBAs, others threaten Nigeria’s efforts to end mother-to-child transmission. UK licenses 266 Nigerian doctors in two months. Hepatitis Day: Nasarawa Targets 124,000 Persons […]

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Community Health Watch

Jigawa Health Post: Accessing Healthcare with Dignity

Jigawa, a rural community in the Warawa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State has a health post that provides healthcare services to residents. Health posts are designed to bring quality healthcare closer to rural community members. However, the health post in this community is not operating as it should as residents must sit on […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 4th August 2022

Technical Officer, Laboratory, World Health Organization (WHO), Abuja, deadline 16th August 2022. Apply Consultant Psychologist / Psychiatrist, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Lagos, deadline 8th August 2022. Apply Senior Agribusiness Specialist, USAID Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Midterm Performance Evaluation, Social Impact, Abuja, deadline 12th August 2022. Apply Project Manager-ECHO COVAX, INTERSOSO, Maiduguri, 18th August 2022. Apply […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Healthcare Services Should be Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities – Here is How

By Selben Penzin Editor’s Note: We must pay attention to the needs of persons with disabilities to ensure that they have an equal opportunity to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires. In this piece, Dr Selben Penzin, ophthalmologist, public health researcher and senior programme manager at Sightsavers, […]

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Girl Child Concerns Academy: Unleashing the Potential of Girls in Borno State

By Ibukun Oguntola and Hadiza Mohammed (Lead Writers) The boko haram insurgency has negatively impacted girl child education which is vital to any country’s growth. An organisation increasing access to education for the girl child in Borno State is plugging some of the gaps in the state’s education sector, ensuring that girls can exercise their […]

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Thought Leadership Series

What’s Next for Global Health Security? Key Takeaways from the Global Health Security Conference on Building Back Better

A team from Nigeria Health Watch attended the Global Health Security Conference 2022 in Singapore. This article highlights key takeaways from the conference on what the world needs to do to prepare for the next pandemic, as well as lessons for Nigeria to #BuildBackBetter post COVID-19. As the world moves towards recovery from the COVID-19 […]

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Community Health Watch

Tungan Gari Clinic: When it Rains, it Pours

The Tungan Gari clinic in Tungan Gari, a rural community in Kontagora Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State, was built 30 years ago. According to Bashar Mohammed, the officer in charge of the facility, it is in a deplorable state, with so many challenges that it is no longer able to provide quality healthcare […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th July 2022

WHO declares monkeypox public health emergency after 16,000 cases. 91m Africans infected with deadliest strains of Hepatitis, says WHO. NCDC Probes Mystery Illness In Delta. AIDS pandemic took a life every minute in 2021 –UNAIDS. We Need To Regulate Fertility — FG. ANALYSIS: Citizens groan amid underfunding of Nigeria’s health sector. Babies conceived through IVF […]