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Community Health Watch

Toroko Health Clinic needs infrastructure, health workers

Toroko is an agrarian community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. A small health clinic is in the heart of the community, but it can’t meet the healthcare needs of the community members due to challenges with human resource for health and poor infrastructure. Mohammed Bisanti, the officer in-charge of the facility, […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th May 2022

‘Coverage for 83m Nigerians’ — Buhari signs national health insurance bill into law. Oloibiri Health Campus inaugurated in Bayelsa. How tobacco industry’s destructive practices are ‘damaging’ environment. Days after UK’s case in traveller from Nigeria, Monkeypox spreads to Portugal, Spain. Malnutrition: Nigeria accounts for 68% anaemic pregnant women — FMARD. Reducing Nigeria’s High Maternal Mortality […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 19th May 2022

Technical Advisor, Pediatrics & PMTCT(Lagos), Pathfinder International, Lagos. Apply Medical Doctor, ALIMA, Yobe, deadline 31st May 2022. Apply Technical Officer, Pediatrics and PMTCT(Bayelsa), Pathfinder International, Bayelsa, Edo. Apply Gender, Parenting and Adolescent Officer, Women and Children Health Empowerment Foundation (WACHEF), Taraba, deadline 30th May 2022. Apply Laboratory Technologist II, Eko University of Medicine and Health […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th May 2022

International Nurses Day: Nigeria can’t keep nurses it needs. Why manufacturers of poor-quality maternal medicines should be sanctioned. Monkeypox Case in the United Kingdom with Travel History to Nigeria. FG Urged to Implement New Sugar Tax, Earmark Funds for Healthcare. Universal health coverage: Mamora pins equitable access on partnerships. Nutrition: Nigeria Has Not Achieved Significant […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 12th May 2022

Pharmacy and Supply Chain Advisor, Jhpiego, Abuja, deadline 23rd May 2022. Apply Project Manager – ECHO COVAX – Nigeria, INTERSOS, Borno, deadline, 26th May 2022. Apply Protection Manager Nigeria, Norwegian Refugee Council, Maiduguri, deadline 23rd May 2022. Apply Program Manager, Association for Reproductive and Family Health, Lagos, deadline 18th May 2022. Apply Program Officer, Association […]

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Thought Leadership Series

African Vaccination Week 2022: Equitable Vaccine Access can Help Build Resilient Communities

By Folakemi Ajala (Lead Writer) From the old (smallpox) to the new (COVID-19), for centuries, vaccines have helped save and promote healthier lives for people of all ages. In the last 2 decades, major gains in the development and production of vaccines have helped prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases. Africa was declared wild poliovirus-free […]

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Torchlight Series

One Square Meal a Day – Home-Grown Feeding Programme Keeping Niger State Children in School

By Kenneth Ibe and Ikemefuna Igwe (Lead Writers) In 2017, the Federal Government of Nigeria introduced the home-grown school feeding programme (HGSFP) in primary schools across the country. The programme provides one square meal every day to pupils in public primary schools, with the aim of encouraging school attendance, combating malnutrition and promoting local economic […]

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Community Health Watch

We have a health facility, but no health workers: Ashuwa community cries out.

In 2012, a Primary Health Centre (PHC)) was built for the people of Ashuwa community, a rural community in Magama Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. This was a welcome development as, for the first time ever, they were able to access their healthcare needs with ease. Before the PHC was built, community members […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th May 2022

Ensuring hand hygiene will help prevent infections in hospitals —Physician. WHO: COVID-19 Pandemic Killed Close To 17 Million Within Two Years. ‘Nigeria Not Where It Should Be On Immunisation Agenda 2030’. AGING AND FERTILITY HEALTH IN FEMALES. ‘Access To Quality Maternal Health Drugs Can Cut Nigeria’s Maternal Mortality By 50%’. Severe Malaria Can Cause Convulsions, […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 5th May 2022

Senior Program Evaluation Specialist, USAID Integrated Health Midterm Performance Evaluation, Social Impact (SI) Abuja, Bauchi deadline September 2022. Apply Radiologic Technologist, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Lagos, deadline May 9th, 2022. Apply Migration Health Nurse, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Abuja deadline May 9th, 2022. Apply Migration Health Nurse, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Lagos, […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th April 2022

Controversy shrouds initiative to begin local manufacture of vaccines. Osinbajo Acknowledges Diaspora Physicians’ Contributions To National Health Care. Vaccine-preventable disease surging in Africa, says WHO. Get tested before taking antimalarials, physician tells Nigerians. DR Congo Confirms New Ebola Case. NHIS To Subsidize Cancer Drugs By 80%. SDG2030: Nigeria must eliminate female genital mutilation to achieve […]

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Community Health Watch

Improved Uptake of Antenatal Services at Jido Primary Healthcare Centre

Jido Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) stands in the middle of Jido community of Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State. This is quite significant as the PHC, which was refurbished in 2017 by the European Union Support to Immunisation Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN) project, provides maternal services, immunisation, and family planning services to […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Maintaining Nigeria’s Wild Poliovirus-Free Status: A Critical Step for Long Life for All

By Onyinye Oranezi and Thelma Chioma Abeku (Lead Writers) The launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) a little over three decades ago, which birthed the drive for a polio free world has resulted in significant health advances. Indeed, before the COVID-19 pandemic, polio eradication hinted at what the world could accomplish by working […]

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Torchlight Africa

How Ethiopia Improved the Quality of Maternal Care Through the Strengthening of Midwifery Training

By Metasebia Dereje and Beti Baiye The thrill and anticipation of becoming a new mother is universal and the life of every pregnant woman matters. No woman should lose her life, because she is giving life, no matter where she lives and regardless of her income. This is why the unacceptably high ratios of maternal […]