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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 […]

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International ‘Contest Against Corona’ 2.0 by GIZ fights COVID-19 with Educational Quiz Game

BERLIN, Germany, April 28, 2021/ — The fun, gamified Covid-19 international information campaign ‘Contest Against Corona’ (https://contest.atingi.org) is now back this April 21st-May 21st, after reaching 100.000 participants in 54 countries with the first contest in December. The contest is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and organized by atingi(www.atingi.org), a digital learning project […]

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Assessing Nigeria’s Two-Decades Spending on The Health Sector – DRPC Webinar

PACFah@Scale project is organizing a webinar as part of activities marking the 20th Anniversary of the Abuja Declaration. The Abuja Declaration was signed in Abuja, Nigeria, on 20th April 2001 when Health Ministers of African countries, including Nigeria, met and signed the Abuja Declaration pledged to commit 15% of their total annual budgets to the […]

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CEPI and the African Union join forces to boost African vaccine R&D and manufacturing

Oslo, Norway, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; April 13, 2021—The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the African Union Commission have today announced the signing of an memorandum of understanding, which aims to strengthen ties between the organisations and the Africa CDC—a specialised institution of the African Union responsible for the prevention and control of […]

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World Health Day: Group Demands Equitable Health System for Women, Children

Civil society organizations of the PACFaH@Scale project are demanding for improved equitable health system that will carter for the wellbeing of women and children in Nigeria as key requirement to move the nation out of its current poor health indices. In a statement signed by Dr Ejike Oji, Project Director of the Association for the […]

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Solutions-focused photo exhibition amplifies maternal health interventions

26 March 2021 | Abuja, Nigeria – Nigeria Health Watch featured in a first of its kind photo exhibition tagged “Positive Deviance”. The photo exhibition was solutions journalism-inspired. Solutions Journalism tells the stories of how people are responding to social problems with the same energy that journalists put into telling stories about the problems. The […]

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Press Statement by the Coalition Of Women in the PACFaH@SCALE Project as they Commemorate the 2021 International Women’s Day in Abuja

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on the 8th of March to celebrate the achievements of women in the social, economic, cultural and political areas of society. In addition to celebrating the achievements of women, International Women’s Day is also an important day for making calls to action to address the challenges and concerns […]