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New Report Shows Use of Modern Contraception on the Rise in Nigeria

Over 2 million Unintended Pregnancies & 735,000 Unsafe Abortions Prevented Since July 2017 KIGALI, Rwanda, 12 November 2018,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A groundbreaking international report released today shows over 1.7 million additional users of modern contraception in Nigeria since 2012, as the government works to expand family planning services. The report shows modern methods of […]

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President Muhammadu Buhari signs bill for an act to establish the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

As a demonstration of his commitment to national health security, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has signed the Bill for an Act to establish the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Since its establishment in 2011, NCDC has demonstrated its capacity to protect the health of Nigerians by delivering on […]

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Notice: Launch of the AFRICAN HEALTHCARE PORTAL

The African Healthcare Portal (AHP) is an online platform designed to aggregate all the members of the African healthcare value chain into a single digital community; with the aim of consolidating the highly fragmented healthcare industry through connection, collaboration and knowledge sharing. The portal, in some ways is similar to Facebook and aims to improve […]

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Accountability and Inclusiveness in the health sector: dRPC organizes retreats for Kano OGP

As part of efforts to hold government accountable to its promises through enhanced inclusiveness, transparency and accountability in governance, the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) in partnership with the Women in Media (WIM) under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health At Scale, PACFaH@Scale is organized a two day retreat for the […]

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FG, NGOs deliberate over Gender in Family and Reproductive Health in Nigeria

The development Research and Project Center (dRPC), under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health @ Scale (PAS) project, in collaboration with the federal ministry of health and civil society organizations in Nigeria is organizing a one day high level meeting  to update states on the new Family Planning policies and policy revisions, as […]

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PMA2020 Nigeria 2018 Round National Dissemination

PMA2020 uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround surveys to monitor key indicators for family planning. PMA2020 disseminated the survey results on family planning and Abortion in Nigeria from the 2018 round of data collected between April and May 2018. The key findings are Survey results on Family Planning show that in Nigeria, 27.6% […]

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Re: Monkeypox Cases in the United Kingdom

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is aware of two confirmed cases of Monkeypox in the United Kingdom (UK), in patients with a recent travel history from Nigeria. Since the re-emergence of Monkeypox in Nigeria in September 2017, NCDC has continued to receive reports and respond to cases of the disease from states across […]

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Pink Oak to sponsor treatment of 25 cancer patients in 5 months

The Pink Oak Cancer Trust is excited to announce that it is working with its partners to raise N100 million and sponsor the treatment of 25 or more cancer patients between August and December 2018. The Pink Oak Governing Board under the leadership of Mr. Fola Adeola has given an approval for this to happen in […]

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dRPC organizes high level advocacy dialogue on routine immunization in Nigeria

The development Research and Projects Center (dRPC), under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Heath, At Scale, PACFaH@Scale, is organizing a one-day high-level strategic dialogue on Advocacy and Accountability on Routine Immunization in Nigeria. The event, which is organized in conjunction with the National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria (NACHPN) is […]

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Ground-breaking health partnership to expand across Kwara State

The ground-breaking partnership between the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Johnson & Johnson and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is set to expand across the whole of Kwara State, in an announcement due to take place today. The partnership, which focuses on Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC) training in healthcare facilities to improve health outcomes […]

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NCDC, PHN partner with private sector towards ending epidemics in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN), have launched a new initiative – the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response (A4EPR). The aim is to develop a formal structure for the private sector to support the Nigerian government through NCDC, in the prevention, preparedness, detection, response […]

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On World Sickle Cell Day, ASH takes action to improve global health outcomes

American Society of Hematology (ASH), with the Sickle Cell Disease Coalition, debuts videos that shed light on the global state of sickle cell disease to help improve screening and early care for children in Africa with Sickle Cell Disease (LAGOS, NIGERIA June 19, 2018)  This year, approximately 300,000 babies around the world will be born […]

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Leadership Enhancement and Accountability for the Public Sector (LEAPS) Programme

The LEAPS programme is a nine-month capacity building programme for senior management of health governance agencies. The programme focuses on building the leadership acumen and execution capacity of administrators and policymakers of health governance institutions while at all time fostering inter-/cross-sectoral collaboration. We have selected a crop of health leaders from Kaduna, Nassarawa and Niger […]

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African leaders launch new, continent-wide campaign for a malaria-free Africa

Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign empowers Africans to take a stand in the fight against the deadly disease. Monday 2 July 2018 – Today marks the launch of Zero Malaria Starts with Me, a continent-wide campaign co-led by the African Union Commission and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, and supported by African leaders, […]