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Julia Burke Maternity Centre blends trado-modern methods to provide quality care

By Adaobi Ezeokoli & Aloysius Chidiebere Ugwu (Lead Writers) The GEANCO Foundation has intervened in the area of medical missions for orthopaedic surgery in Nigeria since 2011. In 2014, they began to focus on another area of health development — maternal health and nutrition.  The Foundation wanted to reach out to underserved pregnant women who were likely to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 18th June 2021

COVID-19: FG reopens vaccination for 1st dose. COVID-19: Japan Gives UNICEF $39m For Nigeria’s Vaccine Cold Chains, Others. 2 Nigerians Join Global Committee On COVID-19 Response. Global Fund Provides $900 Million for anti-Malaria, Tuberculosis Intervention in Nigeria. Prioritise ensuring access to HPV vaccines, GAVI Alliance urges policymakers. Nigeria needs 2 Million blood units annually – […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 17th June 2021

Social Service Workforce (SSW) Assessment Consultant, Global Health, Project Hope, Lagos, deadline 19th June 2021. Apply Country Director, Nutrition International, Abuja, deadline 2nd July 2021. Apply Project Manager – ECHO COVAX, INTERSOS, Borno, deadline 24th June 2021. Apply Psychosocial (PSS) Supervisor, Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI), Cross-Rivers, deadline 21st June 2021. Apply Senior Program Officer, Global […]

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Thought Leadership Series

“His heart was as large as his laughter” – A Tribute to Engr. Chidi K.C. Izuwah

By Dr Mrs. Doris Izuwah (Guest Writer) Editor’s Note: The late Engr. Chidi K.C. Izuwah was the Director General of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), a commission that accelerates investment in national infrastructure through private sector funding by enabling the Federal Government of Nigeria and its Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to establish and implement […]

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Press Release

EDCTP and CEPI funding moves IAVI’s Lassa fever vaccine candidate into advanced clinical development

Global consortium of expert partners will generate proof-of-concept data to support product licensure and future access NEW YORK, THE HAGUE, AND OSLO – JUNE 15, 2021 – IAVI has received an award of €22.8 million from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to conduct […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th June 2021

COVID-19: Why we administered 1st, 2nd doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to 2 million Nigerians – FG. FCTA inaugurates emergency medical treatment committee. Buhari calls for global action to eliminate HIV/AIDS by 2030. Local production of nutrition commodities key to tackling malnutrition – Health Minister. LASG strengthens health facilities for future emergencies. FG backs bill seeking […]

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Nine in 10 African countries set to miss urgent COVID-19 vaccination goal

Brazzaville, 10 June 2021 – As COVID-19 cases in Africa rise for the third week running and vaccines are increasingly scarce, 47 of Africa’s 54 countries—nearly 90%—are set to miss the September target of vaccinating 10% of their people unless Africa receives 225 million more doses. The new global targets were announced recently at the World […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 10th June 2021

National Consultant to Conduct a Situation Analysis on Current State of Quality of Care in Nigeria, WHO, Nigeria, deadline 18th June 2021. Apply Consultancy to Develop a Diagnostic Report for Inclusive Insurance and Risk Financing for Nigeria, UNDP, Nigeria deadline 20th June 2021. Apply Senior Technical Advisor, Health Information, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th June 2021

NPHCDA urges Nigerians to receive the second jab of COVID-19 vaccine. $1.5m clinical trial cost delays of local Covid-19 vaccine – FG. Bill Gates pledges extra $50m for COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria, others. COVID-19: Nigeria to build N5.6 billion oxygen plants in 36 states, FCT. FG, health workers disagree over enhanced hazard allowance. Key moments, […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 3rd June 2021

Senior Health Specialist / Senior Health Economist, World Bank, Abuja, deadline 7th June 2021. Apply Chief Health Analyst, AHHD2, African Development Bank – AfDB, deadline 28th June 2021. Apply WASH Program Manager, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Yobe, Borno, deadline 9th June 2021. Apply Psychologist, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Borno, deadline 9th June 2021. […]

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As UK withdraws from funding FP, Medical Women asks Nigerian government to take responsibility

The National President of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria under the Partnership for Advocacy in child and family health At Scale, Dr Minnie Oseji, has lamented the decision of United Kingdom Government to withdraw the annual £3 million into the basket fund for FP commodities of Nigeria. Dr Oseji, in a statement issued to […]

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The Delivery Due Date! Wellbeing Foundation Africa closes out on first of its kind EmONC up-skilling program with global partners Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Johnson and Johnson (JnJ) Nigeria

Today on this 31st day of May 2021, Her Excellency Toyin Ojora Saraki’s Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) officially closes out on a first of its kind six year state-wide training program, propelling Nigeria into a solid trajectory of improving the availability and quality Of Maternal And Newborn Care through Emergency Obstetric Newborn Care (EmONC) health […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th May 2021

COVID-19 vaccine scarcity puts Nigeria at risk of mass community transmission –Mustapha. COVID-19: Nigeria vaccinates 440,000 healthcare workers -Official. COVID-19: Again, Nigeria declares 132 travellers ‘wanted’ for allegedly violating protocols. Minister, governor’s wife mull solutions to maternal, childcare challenges. 9,999 pregnant women tested positive for HIV/AIDS in 2020 – NACA. Children’s Day: COVID-19 crisis, a […]

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UNFPA Launches TEXT4LIFE APP to Provide Essential Healthcare Services and a Handout for Youths: COVID-19 Adapting to the New Normal

ABUJA, Nigeria– Women and girls, adolescents and young people face several difficulties accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as well as Gender Based Violence (GBV) services in the country. Thus, there is a dire need to improve and expand these services following their vulnerability amidst COVID-19 pandemic in tandem with the activities of the “Engaging […]