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Leading US University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Partners with Ekiti State to Establish Health Innovation Accelerator

Ado-Ekiti, November 30, 2021 – The Government of Ekiti State and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Governance Lab (MIT/GOVLAB) on Tuesday formally launched the Governance Innovation Lifecycle Challenge and Accelerator, a program designed to improve healthcare service delivery in the state. Speaking during the launch of the programme, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John […]

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Torchlight Series

Accelerating Progress Towards UHC in Nigeria: The Delta State Example

By Dara Ajala-Damisa and Kemisola Agbaoye For reasons ranging from lack of funds and conflicting needs, to long wait times and convoluted registration processes, the average Nigerian would rather self-medicate or go to the neighbourhood pharmacy or chemist when they feel unwell, than go to a doctor. Very few Nigerians can afford the services of […]

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NGOs Congratulate the Buhari Administration for the Federal Ministry of Health’s unquestionable Commitment to Saving Women’s Lives

RECENT FP COMMITMENTS OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH The National Family Planning Blueprint 2021-2025 has been launched in October 2020The Federal Government of Nigeria committed to FP2030 The Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Marie Stopes Nigeria, called on Traditional Leaders to increase demand for FP in a meeting on 29th November 2021 The […]

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Community Health Watch

Gwarjiko PHC in Niger State Needs Rehabilitation, Mediciness and More Health Workers

Gwarjiko Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Gwarjiko community, Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) in Niger State has several challenges. Even though the PHC has staff quarters, which are not often found in health facilities of this kind, the health facility suffers from poor infrastructure and lack of essential medicines. According to Abdullahi Muhammad, who is […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd December 2021

31 million PLWDs suffer as 23 states neglect disability rights. World AIDS Day:‘1.9m Nigerians living with HIV, infection rates not decreasing fast enough’. COVID-19: Nigeria confirms first cases of Omicron variant. 16 Days of Activism: Addressing the Pandemic of Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Women and Girls. FG forces COVID-19 jabs, workers plead for […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 2nd December 2021

Public Health Specialist, Surveillance, U.S Embassy, Abuja, deadline 13th December 2021. Apply Senior Technical Officer, Public Health and Research, African Union (AU), deadline 9th December 2021. Apply Senior Health Finance Advisor – Integrated Health Program, Palladium, Abuja. Apply Junior Associate, SNIPS – SYS-784, Global Alliance forImproved Nutrition,Abuja, deadline 31st December 2021. Apply Hygiene Officer, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Sokoto, […]

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Thought Leadership Series

World AIDS Day 2021: End Inequalities. End AIDS, End Pandemics

By Ibukun Oguntola and Thelma Chioma Abeku (Lead Writers) On the 1st of December every year, the world commemorates World AIDS Day, a day set aside to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic, sharing progress and successes as well as identifying challenges in tackling the virus globally and locally. World AIDS Day is also an […]

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Torchlight Series

16 Days of Activism: Addressing the Pandemic of Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Women and Girls

By Beti Baiye and Uche Nwagboso (Lead Writers) A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) focused on the largest study of the prevalence of violence against women. The report was on behalf of a special working group of the United Nations, and it revealed that across their lifetime, one in three women are subjected […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th November 2021

Nigeria risks fourth wave as South Africa detects deadlier COVID-19 variant. Nigeria Health Watch announces #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2021. Nominations are now open!. EU, Partners mobilise against Gender-based Violence. Advancing gender equality in accessing healthcare. Experts caution Nigerians against indiscriminate use of antibiotics to reduce future health crisis. COVID-19: Dec 1 deadline: Only 3% eligible […]

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Nigeria Health Watch announces #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2021. Nominations are now open!

25th November, Abuja – Nigeria Health Watch has announced the second edition of the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards ceremony to celebrate evidence-based and accurate reporting of epidemic preparedness in Nigeria is now open. Nominations close on Sunday, January 2, 2022, and winners will be announced at an award ceremony on January 28, 2022. The #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism […]

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United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on official visit to Nigeria, West and Central Africa Region

Abuja, Nigeria, 24 November 2021 – The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Natalia Kanem, will be on an official visit to Nigeria from 24 to 28 November 2021 to renew UNFPA’s support and commitment for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, girls, and […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 25th November 2021

Programme Policy Officer (NHGSFP Advisor) SSA10 (153989), World Food Programme Abuja. Apply Senior Data Manager, International Foundation Against Infectious Disease in Nigeria, Abuja. Apply Anaesthetic Nurse, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Nutrition, deadline 1st December 2021. Apply Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Supervisor, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Borno, deadline 30th November 3031. Apply HR […]

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Nigeria commits to allocating a minimum of 1% of the National and State Health annual budgets to increase financing for family planning by 2030 at global event to mark the next decade of the FP2030 partnership

Leaders from across the reproductive health space including Melinda French Gates and UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem gathered at the global event LAUNCHING FP2030: Moving Forward Together to Transform the Future introducing the transformed FP2030 partnership and its new leadership alongside the first FP2030 commitments from national governments and donors. The inclusive and wide-reaching new […]

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The Gates Foundation and UNFPA pledge US3.1bn towards widening access to life-saving family planning at the global event to mark the next decade of the FP2030 partnership

Leaders from across the reproductive health space including Melinda French Gates and UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem gathered at the global event LAUNCHING FP2030: Moving Forward Together to Transform the Future introducing the transformed FP2030 partnership and its new leadership alongside the first FP2030 commitments from national governments and donors. The inclusive and wide-reaching new […]