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Giving Birth in Nigeria: Catalysing Accountability for Maternal Deaths in Nigeria

Duration: January 2019 – June 2020 The aim of the catalysing accountability for maternal deaths programme of the Giving Birth in Nigeria campaign was to develop, test and implement novel approaches that incorporated community voice in maternal death reporting and surveillance, with a view toward making all maternal deaths count. Building on current MPDSR efforts, […]

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Prevent Epidemics Project

Preventing epidemics through public awareness and advocacy for sustained funding to improve epidemic preparedness in Nigeria  About Prevent Epidemics Project, continues to advocate for financial support for disease surveillance and preparedness. Its objectives to, build and increase public awareness and support for epidemic prevention and understanding and support among policymakers for dedicated epidemic preparedness funding. […]

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The CHAIN Project

Closing the Gap to Sustainable Healthcare Access in Nigeria through Health Insurance About The Closing the Gap to Sustainable Health Access in Nigeria (CHAIN) project is funded by Christian Aid UK, Nigeria Office and Implemented by Nigeria Health Watch. The goal of the project is helping Nigeria achieve Universal Health Coverage through sustainable health insurance […]

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Global Policy Advocacy Project

Increasing Awareness, Knowledge and Engagement among Nigerians on Health Issues About The Global Policy Advocacy project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focuses its advocacy efforts on raising awareness, knowledge, and engagement among Nigerians on health issues in Nigeria with emphasis on primary health care, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), polio, routine […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st July 2020

Over 20 million Nigerians infected with hepatitis- Minister. FG Plans $3bn Budget for Immunisation. Giving hope to pregnant COVID-19 patients: LUTH in giant strides. Ensuring access to family planning commodities in rural areas. Malaria deaths could surge due to COVID-19 if not checked – Nigerian govt. Need for Political Will in Disease Preparedness. FG rejects […]

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The COVID-19 Fact Check Project

Countering COVID-19 misinformation and fake news, including around vaccines in Nigeria Duration: June – September 2020 The project is funded by Meedan, a technology not-for-profit that builds software and designs human-powered initiatives for newsrooms, NGOs and academic institutions. The project will fact-check misinformation around COVID-19 and promote public health messages. Nigeria Health Watch will use […]

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Covid19 Thought Leadership Series

A tale of two diseases: COVID-19 and Lassa fever in Nigeria

Two hundred and nineteen (219) – That is the number of lives lost to Lassa fever between January and June 2020, according to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Nigeria has been experiencing a yearly outbreak of the viral haemorrhagic fever since it was first identified in Borno state in […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 29th July 2020

Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening / Partnerships / Implementation Science and Emergency Response), UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 6th August 2020. Apply Child Protection Specialist, NO3, FT, UNICEF, Kano, deadline 31st July 2020. Apply Consultant – Nephrologist, Garki Hospital, Abuja, deadline 8th August 2020. Apply                                      TA Health Manager (Polio and Vaccine Management), P4, UNICEF Nigeria, deadline 3rd […]

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Covid19 Torchlight Series

NOA and MLSCN: Supporting Nigeria’s COVID-19 Response via communication and test kit validation

By Dara Ajala-Damisa & Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writers) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work in Nigeria and the response has required a multi-sectoral approach with all arms of the government keyed into the response. This led to the setting up of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 which brought together the Ministers from […]

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COVID-19 FactCheck

What do we know about pregnant women and COVID-19?

It is not currently known if pregnant women are more susceptible to COVID-19 than the general public, nor whether they are more likely to have a serious illness as a result. Therefore, As a pregnant woman, you should continue to: Wear a mask Wash your hands Practice physical distancing Also, please continue to seek prenatal […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th July 2020

COVID-19: Virus presents malaria symptoms but it’s not, NCDC warns. COVID-19: States to receive N100 million each – Buhari govt. Nigeria receives $890m grant from Global Fund to tackle HIV, TB, malaria. Nigeria among 10 countries where over 9.3 million children missed vaccinations in 2019. NAPPSA canvasses strong health infrastructure, donates COVID-19 items to NCDC . […]

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Covid19 Thought Leadership Series

Psychosocial Support a Priority for COVID-19 Survivors in Nigeria: OpEd

By Dr. Obehioye Aimiosior (Guest Writer) Amaka’s husband died from COVID-19. It was a rainy Tuesday afternoon and she was still dealing with the reality of not being there during his last moments. It was barely five days after his death when she received her COVID-19 result. She was dealing with the overwhelming sadness that […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 23rd July 2020

Assistant Local Government Tuberculosis and Leprosy Supervisor (ASST. LGTBLS), Lagos State Government, Lagos, deadline 31st July 2020. Apply Registrar / Chief Executive Officer, the Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria (CHPRBN), Nigeria, deadline 1st September 2020. Apply TA Health Manager (Polio and Vaccine Management), P4, UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 3rd August 2020. Apply Consultant Paediatric […]

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Does wearing gloves protect against or stop the spread of COVID-19?

Does wearing gloves protect against or stop the spread of COVID-19? No. Gloves can only prevent infection if you don’t touch your face with your gloved hands, and only if you take off and dispose of the gloves correctly before washing your hands. You can still transfer the novel coronavirus to your face and other […]