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Health Report: 18 Nigerian States Rank Poorly on Health Systems Indicators, Unable to Provide Adequate Primary Healthcare Services

FCT, Enugu, Anambra are the top performing states in Primary healthcare service delivery Zamfara is the worst performing state in PHC delivery . A new report released today by The ONE Campaign, in partnership with National Advocates for Health, Nigeria Health Watch, Public & Private Development Centre (PPDC), and other partners, reveals that health systems […]

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Strengthening Health Security Cannot Be Achieved Without Universal Health Coverage and Effective Primary Health Care – Medical Experts Advocates

…Multiple Stakeholders gathered to discuss Nigeria’s health security To strengthen health security and a decentralized health system in Nigeria with regards to epidemic preparedness, the Federal Government of Nigeria has been encouraged to not only pay keen attention to strengthening human resources for health security but also set data and accountability structure at the national […]

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COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Amidst Increasing Case Numbers

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) issues this public health advisory given the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria and globally. This is based on the prevailing risk from the virus and the need for religious organisations, community leaders, and Nigerians, in general, to take necessary precautions ahead of the upcoming […]

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U.S. and Nigeria researchers Find a Way to Give a Better Estimate of COVID-19 seroprevalence

In continuation of U.S. Government support for Nigeria’s conduct of a household survey that determines the extent of COVID-19 transmission in the country, a new study by a team of U.S. and Nigerian scientists has reaffirmed the importance of validating SARS-CoV-2 assays using locally obtained samples to assess COVID-19 exposure in the population. Therefore, the […]

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Call for Applications from Education NGOs

TRAINING & SMALL GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION NGOs TO CARRY OUT SAFE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES TO IMPLEMENT THE NATIONAL POLICY ON SAFETY, SECURITY AND VIOLENCE FREE SCHOOLS With funding for the Ford Foundation, the development Research and Projects Center (dRPC) trained 31 Nigerian NGOs from 21 states to stepdown the National Policy on Safety, Security and […]

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Nigeria Health Watch Announces 2022 Solutions Journalism Africa Fellowship

Nigeria Health Watch is thrilled to announce recipients of the Solutions Journalism Africa fellowship. The fellowship is part of the Solutions Journalism Africa Initiative supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, U.S.A. Over the next four months, the 1o selected fellows will produce and publish stories of how people are responding to various social problems across […]

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Nigeria Health Watch Welcomes New Cohort of Newsrooms for the Solutions Journalism Africa Initiative

The second cohort of 10 newsrooms spreading solutions journalism and telling important stories about responses to social problems across Nigeria Nigeria Health Watch has kicked off the second cohort of newsrooms working to expand the practice of Solutions Journalism in Africa. Solutions Journalism adopts a solutions-oriented approach to journalism; telling rigorous, investigative, and compelling stories […]

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News Agency of Nigeria sets up Solutions Journalism Desk with support from Nigeria Health Watch

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has committed to setting up a dedicated Solutions Journalism desk in the organisation that will focus on reporting on efforts that are addressing various social challenges across Nigeria. The Managing Director of the agency, Mr Buki Ponle made the declaration while receiving the Nigeria Health Watch team led by […]

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Nigeria Health Watch awards exemplary reporting on Epidemic Preparedness and Response funding

Nigeria Health Watch recently held the second edition of the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards, an annual ceremony that celebrates TV, radio, and print journalists whose reporting on epidemic preparedness and response has been exemplary in drawing public and policy makers attention to the need to fund activities to prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies. […]

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Celebrate Responsibly Campaign: NCDC Intensifies COVID19 Awareness Ahead of the Yuletide Season

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is launching its yuletide season campaign themed #CelebrateResponsibly as part of the #TakeResponsibility campaign which began in February 2020. #CelebrateResponsibly focuses specifically on measures Nigerians need to take to protect themselves and loved ones from COVID-19 during this period. The #CelebrateResponsibly campaign targets the entertainment industry, transport industry, […]

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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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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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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 […]