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Nigeria Health Watch announces #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2022. Nominations are now open!

Nigeria Health Watch has announced the third 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 Monday, January 2, 2023, and winners will be announced at an award ceremony on January 27, 2023. The #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards honours journalists who […]

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Community Health Watch

Danbare Community Seeks the Opening of a ‘Newly-Built’ PHC

Danbare community has a well-constructed Primary Health Center (PHC) however, community members have not been able to access the facility as it has remained closed since completion, about a year ago. Although Danbare is one of the most populous communities in Kano State’s Kumbotso Local Government Area (LGA), most residents, particularly pregnant women, have nowhere […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th November 2022

‘2023 proposed national budget for health not sufficient to improve sector’. FG Tightens Measures against Ebola Outbreak. Lassa fever experts gather in Abuja for workshop hosted by CEPI and Nigeria CDC to advance Lassa research. Global Tuberculosis cases increase for first time in 20 years – Report. Health professionals blame increasing ill-health, brain-drain on unconducive […]

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Torchlight Africa

The SASA Initiative: Changing Mindsets About Female Genital Mutilation in Kween District in Uganda

By Namuli Hasifah (Lead Writer) Born and raised in Atari Village, Kaptoyoy sub-county, in the Kween district of eastern Uganda, 23-year-old Mercy Chebet was married off at the tender age of 14 and had her first child at 15. Kween district is one of the regions that still practices female genital mutilation (FGM), despite being […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th October 2022

FG praises Jigawa for becoming first open-defecation-free state. Nigerian health workers list conditions to halt brain drain. Challenging candidates on political economy of health. Experts Urge FG To Pass Mental Health Bill Into Law. Polio: Over 250 New Cases of Paralysis Recorded in Africa, Says WHO. Healthcare investment can solve Nigeria’s challenges – Expert. Universal […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 27th October 2022

Senior Technical Officer – Prevention, Care & Treatment – Adamawa AHNI, Adamawa. Apply Integrated PHC Advisor – Nigeria IHP Palladium Group, Ebonyi. Apply Midwife (Maternity Cover), Medecins Du Monde, Borno, Deadline October 31, 2022. Apply Senior Technical Officer, Total Quality Leadership and Accountability, fhi 360, Delta, Ekiti, Osun. Apply Senior Technical Officer-Prevention, Care & Treatment […]

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Torchlight

From Curative to Preventive: Tackling the Cardiovascular Disease Burden in Nsukka

By Beti Baiye and Oluwatoyosi Aibinuomo (Lead Writers) Anyone watching 23-year-old Okenyi Collins as he went about his business at the Heart Disease Prevention and Training Centre (HDPTC) Nsukka, might have mistaken him for a caregiver to any of the elderly patients waiting to see the cardiologist. It was therefore interesting when he said he […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 21st October 2022

Over 1.5 Million Nigerian Children At Risk Of Health Crisis, Halt In Education Over Flood – UNICEF. Brain Drain: Nigeria needs 363,000 doctors but has only 24,000. 500m people to develop chronic illness from physical inactivity by 2030 – WHO. WMA to tackle health inequalities in Nigeria, other countries. CURBING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN/CHILDREN. Malnutrition: CSO […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 20th October 2022

Health System Strengthening (HSS) Coordinator – Nigeria IHP Palladium Group, Bauchi. Apply Hygiene Assistant Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Jigawa, October 25, 2022. Apply National Migration Health Physician International Organization for Migration – IOM, Abuja. Apply Technical Officer – Health Systems Strengthening & Capacity Development, AHNI, Adamawa, deadline 21,2022. Apply Chief of Party – Health […]

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Torchlight

The Political Economy of Health: Making the Political Choice to Invest in the Future of Nigeria

By Bunmi Oyebanji Obot, Kemisola Agbaoye and Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writers) Nigeria’s political aspirants have officially started their election campaigns for the 2023 Presidential elections. There is no better time than now, during this political transition to remind political leaders that health is as critical to a nation’s development as the economy, infrastructure, security and […]

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Community Health Watch

NiCare and The BHCPF Give Edokota PHC a New Look

After years of wear and tear, the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Edokota, a farming community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State was renovated in 2022 with funds from the Niger State Contributory Health Care Management Agency (NiCare) and the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). Before then, the PHC which provides […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th October 2022

Diabetes in Nigeria projected to rise to 8m by 2045 – Report. How primary healthcare can check high cost of treatment. NDLEA intercepts 179.102kgs illicit drugs in Ebonyi, warns against abuses. Contaminated cough syrups: We have measures to prevent entry into Nigeria: NAFDAC. Nigerian experts discuss benefits of investing in reproductive health (LIVE UPDATES). STOP […]

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Torchlight

Listening and Learning about Reproductive Health through Storytelling with The Indi-Genius Podcast

By Kemisola Agbaoye and Ikemefuna Igwe (Lead Writers) Adolescent Reproductive Health — Fraught with knowledge management gaps As is the case in any other country, adolescents in Nigeria experience different sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges, including, access to quality and age-appropriate reproductive health information. In this age group, knowledge about SRH in areas such as menstruation; […]