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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, […]

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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 […]