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MSF: Fractioning doses of yellow fever vaccine can help save more lives during outbreaks

WHO will change its guidelines to recommend using partial doses of the yellow fever vaccine during emergencies as a result of new clinical trial data NEW YORK/PARIS, JANUARY 8, 2021—Giving people a fraction of a yellow fever vaccine is effective and could help vaccinate millions more people during emergencies, according to results of a recent […]

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Federal Government will implement recommendations of NIPSS on Population Growth and Human Capital Development – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the graduates of the NIPSS Senior Executive Course 42 that his administration will implement the 12-point recommendations on Population Growth and Human Capital Development in Nigeria. The President, who was represented by the Governor, Plateau State, Mr lSimon Bako Lalong, disclosed this during the graduation ceremony of the 77 delegates of the Senior Executive […]

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#PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Award: Nominations Now Open!!!

Nigeria, just like the rest of the world, is grappling with COVID-19 and journalists have played the critical role of providing public health updates, combating misinformation and supplying entertainment to help people cope with the virus’s impact. The Nigerian media has proved to be a valuable force in covering issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, providing […]

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Impact Africa Summit Inaugural Edition convenes Research & Healthcare Experts

Celebrating Innovation in research, pharmaceuticals and healthcare Xcene Research, a pioneer in the African Contract Research Organization, is set to host thought leaders and industry experts in the research, pharmaceuticals & healthcare industry at the inaugural edition of the Impact Africa Summit (IAS) and industry awards night holding at Radisson Blu Hotel Ikeja on Friday, […]

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Group to launch “Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?” Report

Abuja, 25 November 2020 – Africare,Nigeria Health Watch and EpiAFRIC are set to launch a report on the causes of maternal deaths in communities in Nigeria on Monday, 30 November 2020. Despite advocacy efforts and interventions geared towards reducing preventable maternal deaths, the most vulnerable women in Nigeria are continuously faced with barriers when accessing […]

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UNFPA Recommits to ICPD25 Commitment and Plan of Action

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit New York, 12 November 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations, international financial institutions and the private sector […]

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Delta State, Sanofi commission diabetes & hypertension clinics

The Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC), an agency under the Delta State government, on Monday commissioned four Diabetes and Hypertension Clinics (DHC) across the state as part of a coordinated initiatives to combat high prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in the state. The flag-off ceremony, which held at the Obior Health Facility, Obior in […]

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International and African organizations join together to fight antimicrobial drug resistance

Accra, Addis Ababa, Bamako, Brazzaville, Cairo, Nairobi, 18 November 2020 – With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatening development and health in Africa, six international and continental organizations are launching the first partnership of its kind to combat this public health crisis on the continent. The partners cemented their collaboration today with a joint statement by eight […]

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Ending Childhood Pneumonia in Nigeria – November 12th World Pneumonia Day

November 12th was World Pneumonia Day. What we should all know about childhood pneumonia in Nigeria: In Nigeria, more children under the age of five died from pneumonia in 2018 than from any disease – 443 deaths per day – representing 19 per cent of child deaths in the country. Pneumonia is the single highest […]

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ExxonMobil Foundation, the NBA and Africare Donate Masks, Sanitizers and Handwashing Stations to 30 ‘Power Forward’ Schools in Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA, Nov. 13, 2020 –As part of the Power Forward program, ExxonMobil Foundation, the NBA and Africare donated 30,000 masks, 90 new handwashing stations and hand sanitizer to 30 Power Forward schools in Abuja.  The handwashing stations will reach 35,000 school community users. ExxonMobil Foundation, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Africare, a leading […]

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Afreximbank, ITFC and BADEA Launch COPREFA, US$1.5bn Facility to Support African Resilience and Recovery amid Global Pandemic

Cairo, 04 November 2020: – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the pan-African multilateral EXIM bank, partners with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), the Trade Finance Arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group; and the Arab Bank For Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), to launch a US$1.5-billion Collaborative COVID-19 Pandemic Response Facility (“COPREFA”) to […]

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Chivita Celebrates World Juice Day

October 17, 2020 – Lagos, Nigeria – Leading fruit juice brand, Chivita, holds its 2nd Annual Chivita World Juice Day Event today. The Annual Chivita World Juice Day is a public interest initiative undertaken by CHI Limited, makers of the Chivita brand of fruit juices, to deepen conversations on consumption of 100% fruit juice thus […]

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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 […]