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Thought Leadership Series

Your health in 2021: 10 things you should know about accessing healthcare

Editor’s Note: This week’s thought leadership piece comes from Dr Kemi of RelianceHMO, an HMO provider in Nigeria. She works to explain the different types of health insurance plans that are available for Nigerians, and highlights what everyone should take into consideration when choosing a health plan.  Despite a consensus with other heads of African […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th January 2021

UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and MSF announce the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile. Ignore those saying COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous, NPHCDA urges Nigerians. Kaduna establishes 300 nutrition corners in health facilities to combat malnutrition. Yellow Fever: Experts urge Bauchi, others to be proactive in fighting disease. NMA tackles FG over health workers’ hazard allowance. […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 14th January 2021

Consultant, General Surgeon (Laparoscopy / Oncology), Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Ekiti, deadline 25th January 2021. Apply Project Director, PATH Nigeria, Abuja. Apply State TB Technical Advisor, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, deadline 25th January 2020. Apply Deputy Director, Global Health Informatics, Abuja. Apply General Surgeon, Anadach Consulting, Lagos, deadline 24th […]

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Press Release

MSF: Fractioning doses of yellow fever vaccine can help save more lives during outbreaks

WHO will change its guidelines to recommend using partial doses of the yellow fever vaccine during emergencies as a result of new clinical trial data NEW YORK/PARIS, JANUARY 8, 2021—Giving people a fraction of a yellow fever vaccine is effective and could help vaccinate millions more people during emergencies, according to results of a recent […]

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Health Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th January 2021

Nigeria: WHO endorses Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 immunisation in Nigeria. COVID-19: FG moves to allay fears among Nigerian populace on vaccine safety. Buhari assents Disability Bill, inaugurates National Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Nigeria now has capacity to store COVID-19 vaccine –NPHCDA. COVID-19 Protocols: FG threatens travel ban on defaulting VIPs, govt officials.  Increased testing […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 7th January 2021

Senior Health Quality Manager, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Borno, deadline 14th January 2021. Apply Laboratory /Animal Health Assistant, African Union (AU), deadline 25th January 2021. Apply Senior Manager, Vector Control, Catholic Relief Services, Abuja, deadline 8th January 2021. Apply Infection, Prevention & Control (IPC) Supervisor, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Zamfara, daedline 11th January 2021. Apply Public […]

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Thought Leadership Series

“I decided to be pregnant with my wife” – Men as nurturers for healthy pregnancy and delivery

Aloysius Chidiebere Ugwu (Lead Writer) In January 2020, in the middle of the dry season known as harmattan in Nigeria, I was in Kano state performing my duties as a health advocate when I received news from my wife which redefined my plans for the next nine months. “Babe, I think my body is changing, […]

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Torchlight Series

How Tayi PHC in Niger is increasing FP services through community-focused advocacy

By Bashar Abubakar (Lead Writer) Habiba Aliyu, 20, gave birth to her first child in 2019 while preparing to begin her journey as a health worker. As a student at a health training institution in Niger State, Aliyu wants to become a Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW). ‘’All my life I wanted to be a […]

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Thought Leadership Series

No Retreat No Surrender: Celebrating frontline responders in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

By Beti Baiye & Patience Adejo (Lead Writers) It is not surprising that the fight against COVID-19 has introduced a great deal of military metaphors in the media globally. The world has been at war with a virus and from the outset, healthcare workers of different cadres have been at the frontline of defense between […]

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Torchlight Series

Sightsavers Nigeria: Fighting neglected tropical diseases through inclusive research

By Abdullahi Tsanni (Lead Writer) Trachoma is a major public health issue in 44 countries and the major cause of blindness or visual impairment affecting 1.9 million people globally. It spreads through direct and indirect contact with the discharge from an infected person’s hands, clothes, nose and eyes, or through infected flies. According to the […]

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Torchlight Series

RICOM3 helps Nigerian women take ownership of their pregnancy journey; Here’s how

By Dr. Chibugo Okoli (Guest Writer) The maternal mortality ratio in Nigeria is estimated at 512 per 100,000 live births whilst non-communicable diseases (NCDs) accounted for 27% of total deaths in 2008. The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has demonstrated its commitment to address NCDs via the creation of an NCDs division, the development of […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten Health News Items in 2020

Nigeria records first Coronavirus case. WHO declares Coronavirus a pandemic. WHO declares Nigeria polio free. Nigeria Plans to Approve Covid-19 Vaccine Early Next Year. BHCPF and the Defunding of NCDC during a Pandemic. Nigeria overtakes India as world capital for under-five deaths — 2 years earlier than projected. Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 17th December 2020

Technical Director (TD) HIV Care and Support, Pro-Health International, Adamawa, Bauchi, deadline 20th December 2020. Apply Physician (Public Health), CDC, Nigeria, deadline 29th January 2021. Apply Senior Health Manager, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Borno, deadline 19th December 2020. Apply Head, Medical Support Services, African Union (AU), deadline 11th January 2021. Apply Consultant Gynaecologist, Alfred & […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Next Level Agenda in the journey towards UHC: Health for All Nigerians

By Aloysius Ugwu & Michael Atima (Lead Writers) When the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom, said “Without health, people have nothing; without health, we have nothing as humanity”, he meant a world where everyone can achieve healthy and productive lives no matter who they are or where they live. […]