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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 […]

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Nigeria: New round of surgery brings hope for noma patients

Abuja, Nigeria, 5 March 2021 – New hope is being offered to people with severe facial deformities caused by the disease noma as a team of expert surgeons begin work at Sokoto Noma Hospital in northwest Nigeria’s Sokoto state, organised by the Ministry of Health with support from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without […]

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“Noma, a disease that should not exist anymore”

Online conference on Thursday, 11 February Abuja, Nigeria, Monday 8 February 2021 – Medecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in partnership with the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) and other organizations is holding an online conference “Noma, a disease that should not exist anymore” to open a discussion about the neglected disease noma, […]

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Nigeria Health Watch presents findings from an assessment of WASH services in PHCs in FCT and Niger State

04 February, 2021 | Abuja – Nigeria Health Watch presents findings from an assessment of WASH services in PHCs  in the  FCT and Niger State In September 2020, Nigeria Health Watch conducted an assessment of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in Primary Health Care centres (PHCs) in the FCT and Niger State to gather […]

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#PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Award

On Saturday, January 30, 2021, at the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Award ceremony, Nigeria Health Watch honoured and celebrated four journalists for their outstanding reportage on raising awareness on epidemic preparedness and disease outbreaks in Nigeria. From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerian media proved to be a valuable force in covering issues around the […]

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Global leaders in HIV prevention research, policy and advocacy to be recognized at HIVR4P // Virtual

Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 (Geneva, Switzerland) — Researchers, advocates and policy makers advancing global efforts to end HIV/AIDS will be honoured with awards at HIVR4P // Virtual – the HIV Research for Prevention Conference, to be held 27 & 28 January and 3 & 4 February 2021. Organized by IAS – the International AIDS Society – HIVR4P is the only global scientific conference dedicated exclusively to biomedical HIV prevention research.  […]

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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, […]