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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 […]

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African leaders call for immediate action to save additional lives from malaria in the face of COVID-19

11 May 2020 – In response to mounting concerns around the impact of COVID-19 on malaria elimination efforts across the African continent, the African members of the End Malaria Council have released a joint statement and a four-pronged action plan calling on African and global leaders to act quickly to: protect the decades of gains against malaria; boost […]

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New Report Provides African Governments Real-Time Information and Guidance to Find the Balance in COVID-19 Response

Real-time data from 20 African countries drives prevention guidelines to save lives 5 May 2020 (New York) – Member states across Africa responded quickly to COVID-19 with public health and social measures (PHSM), including curfews and lockdowns, as well as training in laboratory diagnostics, surveillance, risk communication, infection prevention and control, and case management conducted […]

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Fortify and the Wellbeing Foundation Africa Announce Strategic Partnership to Reduce Iron Deficiency and Improve Maternal Survival in West Africa

May 06, 2020 07:30 AM Eastern Daylight TimeCHICAGO & LAGOS, Nigeria–(BUSINESS WIRE)– U.S.-based Fortify and Nigeria-based Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) today announce a formal partnership to address iron deficiency – the major underlying cause of maternal deaths during childbirth in developing countries. Iron deficiency is the most widespread public health disorder in the world, affecting […]

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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 […]