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NAFDAC, CSOs launch Public Service Announcements to support trans fat elimination in Nigeria

ABUJA – The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), along with members of the #TransfatFreeNigeria campaign, have launched a series of Public Service Announcement (PSAs) on the health harms of trans fat, a food component that has been linked to more than half a million deaths per year. “We urge Nigerians to watch and share these […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th July 2020

COVID-19: ECOWAS, WAHO donate $8m medical equipment to PTF. COVID-19 has worsened maternal mortality rate in Nigeria– NPC Chairman. USAID launches $19.2m Child Health Award to support 76,000 HIV orphaned children. Kano Govt, partners to spend N3 bn on malaria control programme. COVID-19: FG to open testing centres in all 774 LGAs. Rotary RMNH canvasses […]

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Thought Leadership Series

“He was generous to a fault” - Nigeria’s TB Community remembers the late Prof. Lovett Lawson

Editor’s Note: On Monday, July 13, 2020, Nigeria’s health community was saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Lovett Lawson, Chairman, Board of Directors, Zankli Medical Centre, Abuja. Lawson, a professor of infectious diseases and a passionate advocate for Nigeria’s Tuberculosis community, was 72, and was the Patron of the Stop TB Partnership […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 16th July 2020

Project Director – REACH, Save the Children, Abuja, deadline 24th July 2020. Apply Nutrition Assistant, Save the Children, Yobe, deadline 24th July 2020. Apply Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist, Plan International, Borno, deadline 26th July 2020. Apply State Technical Officer, Malaria Consortium, Kano, Katsina, Yobe, deadline 19th July 2020. Apply Clinical Psychologist – ADHD Service, […]

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COVID-19 FactCheck

Do digital thermometers kill neurons or damage the brain when a person’s temperature is getting checked?

Digital thermometers do not damage your brain in any way. Digital thermometers are universally used with children and adults and can come in a wide variety of forms including oral, rectal, temporal artery (forehead), tympanic (ear), and axillary (armpit) versions. These thermometers require a sensor, which typically produces either a voltage, current, or resistance change […]

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Young President Organization Set to Shut down Eti-Osa Isolation Centre

Donate World Class Medical Equipment to Lagos State In an effort to help the community the Young President Organisation (YPO) Lagos Chapter approached the Lagos State Government and on March 31st, 2020 embarked on setting up a free public COVID-19 treatment and isolation center in Eti Osa LGA. Three weeks later on April 22nd 2020 […]

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Torchlight Series

Enugu’s free maternal programme is providing better health for rural women and children

“This article was produced in collaboration with Maternal Figures, a database of maternal health interventions implemented in Nigeria.” At Amorji Nike Primary Healthcare Centre [PHC] in Enugu East local government council, more than a dozen women with their children wrapped in their arms sit patiently in a waiting room at the premises. The women came […]

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COVID-19 FactCheck Covid19

Can drinking alcohol prevent or cure COVID-19?

Can drinking alcohol prevent or cure COVID-19? What Meedan’s experts say No, drinking alcohol does not prevent or cure COVID-19. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are recommended to disinfect hands and surfaces, but drinking or ingesting alcohol is in no way recommended. In fact, alcohol consumption could worsen COVID-19 symptoms and could weaken your body’s ability to […]

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Top 10 Health News

Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th July 2020

Polio-free status: Buhari vows to revitalise primary healthcare. CACOVID donates N1.4bn medical equipment, 26,400 test kits to boost COVID-19 testing across Nigeria. COVID-19: UNICEF partners FG, re-strategises on child malnutrition fight. How COVID-19 is affecting HIV 2020 target – UNAIDS. Nigerian Medical Association suspends strike in Cross River. Despite 99% awareness, Nigerians still ignorant of […]

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Covid19 Thought Leadership Series

What religious leaders can learn from Reverend Canon Wainaina’s COVID-19 experience and leadership

By Atinuke Akande-Alegbe and Vivianne Ihekweazu (Lead writers) Since the first confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nigeria on the 27th of February, 2020, the political, economic and health establishment has focused on the response. It was clear that Nigeria like the rest of the African continent was about to face a major […]

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Jobs

Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 9th July 2020

Project Manager (United States Government Funded Tuberculosis Project), the Society for Family Health (SFH), Kano, deadline 10th July 2020. Apply Chief of Party, United States Pharmacopeia Nigeria, Abuja, deadline 31st July 2020. Apply Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Kaduna, deadline 24th July 2020. Apply GF Senior M&E Officer, Malaria Consortium, Abuja, […]

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Call For Applications: 2nd Prevent Epidemics Journalism Fellowship

Nigeria Health Watch started advocating for better funding for epidemic preparedness in October 2018. With the various pressing health needs Nigeria faces, it was difficult for policy makers to at first understand why the country should dedicate more resources to prepare for an epidemic that may never happen. Twenty months later, the world is dealing […]

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Covid19 Torchlight Series

The importance of political will in the fight against COVID-19: The Rivers State Example

By Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi (Lead Writer) Queen Wisdom is a petty trader who had come to buy some food items for her business at the Rumuokoro Market in Port Harcourt. She was seen wearing a face mask. When she heard of the coronavirus outbreak from international news channels, she was skeptical, and she felt coronavirus won’t […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd July2020

COVID-19: Expect rise in cases with eased restrictions – FG. FG converts all govt hospitals in FCT to COVID-19 sample collection centre. Deaths from HIV, TB and Malaria could double in 12 months – Report. Cervical Cancer: FG to introduce HPV immunisation on national scale by 2021. Reps call for establishment of comprehensive cancer centres […]