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COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown And Guidance Note To Companies That Donate Or Market Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) For Infants

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), pursuant to provisions of the NAFDAC Act, CAP N1 LFN 2004 and the MARKETING (BREAST-MILK SUBSTITUTES) ACT CAP M.5 LFN 2004 and the BMS regulations, in keeping with the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) wishes to provide the following clarifications […]

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Final Communique: EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE ECOWAS AUTHORITY OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT

With a view to coordinating and strengthening the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019, otherwise known as COVID-19 in West Africa, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr. Issoufou MAHAMADOU, President of the Republic of Niger, and current Chair of the […]

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COVID-19 : Xcene Calls for Increased Levels of Research and Innovation

Against the backdrop of the outbreak of global coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, African leading contract research organization, Xcene research, has called for increased medical research and innovation in the fight against the fast spreading pandemic. The company at its office in Lagos made the disclosure recently, while commiserating with families of those who are battling with […]

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Call for Freelance Writers: Torchlight Africa Series

About Torchlight Africa In 2018, Nigeria Health Watch launched its Solutions Journalism series, known as Torchlight Series. The series are articles that go beyond reports and analysis of topical health issues and challenges, seeking out stories that focus on responses and solutions to the many challenges the Nigerian health sector is facing. Expanding on this, […]

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I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights

STATEMENT ISSUED BY A COALITION OF WOMEN IN PACFaH@SCALE PROJECT DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY MARCH 8, TO COMMEMORATE THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN ABUJA I welcome you to this press conference organized by Women in the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH@Scale) to mark the 2020 International Women’s Day […]

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29th February 2020| PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY TO NIGERIANS ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (#4)

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is a new strain of the virus that has not been previously identified in humans. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This is an updated advisory on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), following confirmation of the first case in Nigeria on the 27th of February 2020. This advisory will […]

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Roche Restates Commitment To Fight Cancer In Nigeria

Global pharmaceutical company Roche has restated its commitment to improve outcomes for everyone affected by cancer in Nigeria. This is as the company has consistently invested resources to ensure that patients with breast cancer, the most frequently occurring and most common cause of cancer death in Nigeria, are properly diagnosed and treated. In a press […]

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Nigeria Health Watch and Connected Development launch report on Primary Health Care and service delivery in Kano State

21 January, 2019 | Kano – Nigeria Health Watch and Connected Development launch report on primary healthcare and service delivery in Kano State Nigeria Health Watch and Connected Development launched a report on primary health care to advocate for improvements and greater accountability in the primary health care system in Nigeria. In order to show […]

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Sanofi signs pact with May & Baker for local production… NAFDAC, PSN, NIROPHARM, PMG-MAN, others applaud

The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control (NAFDAC) has expressed strong support for the efforts by Sanofi, a multinational healthcare company, to manufacture some of its life-saving drugs locally. The company, on Wednesday (November 27), signed an agreement with a Nigerian pharmaceutical manufacturing company, May and Baker, to produce a range of […]

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Group launches social media campaign on 2020 health budget

The Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (PACFaH@Scale), a health accountability network of Nigerian civil society organizations launched a social media campaign that is holding lawmakers accountable to meet the 15% quota for the health budget. The campaign hashtag is #fundmyhealth2020. In a statement issued and signed by the Executive Director, […]

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Nigeria Marks National Antibiotics Awareness Week 18th-24th November, Advocates Responsible Use of Antibiotics

Theme: Use Antibiotics Responsibly: The Future of Antibiotics Depends on You The Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Ministry of Environment, World Health Organisation, key private sector and civil society organisations, are marking the 2019 National Antibiotics Awareness […]

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WHO prequalifies Ebola vaccine, paving the way for its use in high-risk countries

12 November 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critical step that will help speed up its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most at risk of Ebola outbreaks. This is the fastest vaccine prequalification process ever conducted by WHO. Prequalification means that the vaccine […]

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African Field Epidemiology Network to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Nigeria

Highly Competitive Grant Awarded by Resolve to Save Lives Awards November 7, 2019 (New York, NY)— The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) has been awarded a highly competitive, two-year LINKS grant to address the burden of high blood pressure in Anambra, Nigeria. AFENET will scale up the Community Action Against Non-Communicable Disease (COMAAND) project, raising […]

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Themis Bioscience and CEPI Announce Initiation of Phase 1 Clinical Trial with Lassa Fever Vaccine

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) partnership will support Themis’ development and manufacturing of vaccine candidate — Vienna, Austria and Oslo, Norway, October 29, 2019 – Themis Bioscience and CEPI – the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations – announced today the first administration to healthy volunteers in a Phase 1 clinical trial with Themis’ vaccine […]