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0800 800 2000: She Writes Woman Mental Health Initiative launches TOLL-FREE mental health helpline

In light of increased emotional and psychological distress brought about my COVID-19, the ensuing lockdown and the broader socioeconomic consequences, leading organisation that gives mental health a voice in Nigeria, She Writes Woman, launches toll-free helpline. “The helpline couldn’t have come at a better time,” founder, Hauwa Ojeifo, said about the launch. “Nigerians are going […]

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New support and guidance available to health procurement professionals in the public sector in Nigeria

NIGERIA / AGILITYPR.NEWS / September 16, 2020 /New support and guidance available to health procurement professionals in the public sector in Nigeria to improve health and wellbeing of citizens as global pandemic strains healthcare supply chains. Support and network available to procurement professionals buying medicines and equipment Free to join knowledge hub created as source […]

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World Heart Day: Coalition calls for concerted effort to eliminate trans fats in Nigeria

As part of events marking this year’s World Heart Day, the Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED) and Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), have called for concerted efforts in the regulation of trans fats use in Nigeria. NHED and CAPPA, in a statement issued in Abuja said that the World Heart Day commemorated September […]

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PAS CSOs call on government to support family health in Nigeria in commemoration of World Contraception Day, September 26, 2020

We, the CSOs of the PAS project are pleased to take note of the recent activities of African health professional associations, NGOs and national governments as they commemorated World Contraception Day (WCD) on 26th September 2020. In Ghana, the Ministry of Health and NGOs in collaboration with UNFPA mobilized around WCD to call for increasing […]

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Nigeria Health Watch launches project to advocate for better access to quality maternal medicines and contraceptives in Nigeria

Abuja, 18 September 2020 – Nigeria Health Watch has launched the Maternal Health Advocacy and Communications project to advocate for better access to quality maternal medicines and contraceptives in Nigeria. The project is supported by funding from MSD for Mothers, and aims to establish a platform where key stakeholders and influencers in maternal health can […]

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Update on the Nigeria International Travel Portal

Our attention has been drawn to a report published by the Daily Independent newspaper on the 14th of September 2020, with the title: “Fraud Rocks NCDC COVID-19 Tests For Air Travellers” This report is simply incorrect and based on information that is inconsistent with the truth. In addition, no attempt was made to contact the […]

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University Don Extols Benefits of Soybeans in Addressing Protein Deficiency

A leading nutrition expert has urged Nigerians to explore soybeans as a good food source, to alleviate malnutrition and achieve good health. Professor Ibiyemi Olayiwola, Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), who made this assertion recently, described soybeans as an excellent source of protein, with the added advantage of […]

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Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

Brazzaville, 25 August 2020– The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication officially declared on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus. This marks the eradication of the second virus from the face of the continent since smallpox 40 years ago. “Today is a historic day for […]

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The 2nd #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Fellowship

Nigeria Health Watch is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2nd #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Fellowship. The goal of this fellowship is to raise the profile of epidemic preparedness and generate support for robust epidemic preparedness funding by building the capacity of selected journalists to develop in-depth solutions journalism projects on epidemic preparedness with a focus […]

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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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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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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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Nigeria Health Watch Partners with Meedan to counter Misinformation on COVID-19 in Nigeria

23 June, 2020 | Abuja – Nigeria Health Watch Partners with Meedan to counter Misinformation on COVID-19 in Nigeria Concerned by the rapid spread of misinformation around COVID-19, Nigeria Health Watch and Meedan have partnered to counter misinformation around COVID-19 and other public health challenges. The spread of misinformation during disease outbreaks is a global […]

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Brain & Body Foundation, Nigerians in Diaspora Partners to Support Sickle Cell Patients

The Brain & Body Foundation (BBF) and the Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Washington, D.C. Chapter are collaborating to bring awareness and medical support to sickle cell disease patients in Nigeria in celebration of the World Sickle Cell Day 2020. The theme for the programme is Breaking The Cycle  of Pain. We believe children with […]