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UNDP, EpiAFRIC, Nigeria Health Watch and Reboot announce open call for submissions to #Hack4COVIDWaste

13 September, Abuja – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with EpiAFRIC, Reboot and Nigeria Health Watch today announced an open call for submissions to the #Hack4COVIDWaste, a hackathon designed to develop solutions that will combat the issue of poor management and disposal of COVID-19 waste. The hackathon will be a hybrid in […]

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EpiAFRIC Hosts 6th Health Meets Tech Hackathon Using Technology to Provide Health Solutions

EpiAFRIC and  partners will be having the 6th edition  of the Health meets Tech Hackathon. This year’s event is Pan-African with participation from across the continent. The initiative is designed to build an ecosystem of heath  and tech practitioners to design and deploy contextually-relevant tech solutions across Africa. This year’s Hackathon is  a  two-day hybrid […]

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Access Bank spotlights issues around blood donation with Employee Volunteering Scheme

In a bid to address issues surrounding the low rates of blood donation in the country, the Corporate Communications Group of Access Bank PLC, has partnered with Haima Health Initiative and the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service to launch the Save a Life project. The initiative, which is an offshoot of Access Bank’s longstanding Employee […]

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Salient Advisory report calls on stakeholders to accelerate the impact and scale of African health-tech innovators

6th August 2021 |Abuja – Nigeria Health Watch in partnership with Salient Advisory recently held a webinar themed “Innovation in Health Product distribution – Key trends and opportunities in Nigeria”. The webinar discussed findings from the recently released report, Innovations in Health Product Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa. Research was conducted in four African countries, including […]

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NCDC Hosts Nigerian Conference of Applied and Field Epidemiology – focuses on lessons from COVID-19 pandemic and other disease outbreaks

26 July 2021 | Abuja – NCDC Hosts Nigerian Conference of Applied and Field Epidemiology – focuses on lessons from COVID-19 pandemic and other disease outbreaks The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with partners is hosting the maiden edition of the Nigerian Conference of Applied and Field Epidemiology (NiCAFE) from the 26th […]

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CEPI and IVI collaborate on clinical research to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

July 20, 2021; Oslo, Norway and Seoul, Republic of Korea: The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) today announced a new programme of clinical research which aims to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in Africa. CEPI will provide funding of up to $12.7m to the Expanding Access and Delivery of […]

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EDCTP and CEPI funding moves IAVI’s Lassa fever vaccine candidate into advanced clinical development

Global consortium of expert partners will generate proof-of-concept data to support product licensure and future access NEW YORK, THE HAGUE, AND OSLO – JUNE 15, 2021 – IAVI has received an award of €22.8 million from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to conduct […]

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Nine in 10 African countries set to miss urgent COVID-19 vaccination goal

Brazzaville, 10 June 2021 – As COVID-19 cases in Africa rise for the third week running and vaccines are increasingly scarce, 47 of Africa’s 54 countries—nearly 90%—are set to miss the September target of vaccinating 10% of their people unless Africa receives 225 million more doses. The new global targets were announced recently at the World […]

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As UK withdraws from funding FP, Medical Women asks Nigerian government to take responsibility

The National President of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria under the Partnership for Advocacy in child and family health At Scale, Dr Minnie Oseji, has lamented the decision of United Kingdom Government to withdraw the annual £3 million into the basket fund for FP commodities of Nigeria. Dr Oseji, in a statement issued to […]

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The Delivery Due Date! Wellbeing Foundation Africa closes out on first of its kind EmONC up-skilling program with global partners Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Johnson and Johnson (JnJ) Nigeria

Today on this 31st day of May 2021, Her Excellency Toyin Ojora Saraki’s Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) officially closes out on a first of its kind six year state-wide training program, propelling Nigeria into a solid trajectory of improving the availability and quality Of Maternal And Newborn Care through Emergency Obstetric Newborn Care (EmONC) health […]

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UNFPA Launches TEXT4LIFE APP to Provide Essential Healthcare Services and a Handout for Youths: COVID-19 Adapting to the New Normal

ABUJA, Nigeria– Women and girls, adolescents and young people face several difficulties accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as well as Gender Based Violence (GBV) services in the country. Thus, there is a dire need to improve and expand these services following their vulnerability amidst COVID-19 pandemic in tandem with the activities of the “Engaging […]

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10 newsrooms set to kick off the Nigeria edition of the Solutions Journalism Africa Initiative

Abuja -20 May 2020 | The Solutions Journalism Africa initiative, supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, is aiming to expand the practice of Solutions Journalism in Africa. In Nigeria, the initiative will be implemented by Nigeria Health Watch. Solutions Journalism adopts a solutions-oriented approach to journalism; telling rigorous, investigative, and compelling stories of responses to […]

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The 4th Annual Legislative Summit on Health

20th May 2021 | The annual Legislative Summit on Health is a product of the Legislative Network for Universal Health Coverage. The Network consists primarily of legislators (National and States) with members of the Executive Arm of Government (State and National) and non-state actors collaborating to provide institutional contexts focused on the health sector. It […]

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CHI Limited Promotes Dairy Consumption with Hollandia Dairy Day

May 18, 2021 – Lagos, Nigeria – Leading dairy brand, Hollandia, has held the maiden edition of its Hollandia Dairy Day. This event is a public interest initiative undertaken by CHI Limited, makers of the Hollandia brand, to raise awareness about the nutritious value of dairy products and how daily consumption plays a key role […]