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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th January 2021

Nigeria: WHO endorses Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 immunisation in Nigeria. COVID-19: FG moves to allay fears among Nigerian populace on vaccine safety. Buhari assents Disability Bill, inaugurates National Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Nigeria now has capacity to store COVID-19 vaccine –NPHCDA. COVID-19 Protocols: FG threatens travel ban on defaulting VIPs, govt officials.  Increased testing […]

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Top Ten Health News Items in 2020

Nigeria records first Coronavirus case. WHO declares Coronavirus a pandemic. WHO declares Nigeria polio free. Nigeria Plans to Approve Covid-19 Vaccine Early Next Year. BHCPF and the Defunding of NCDC during a Pandemic. Nigeria overtakes India as world capital for under-five deaths — 2 years earlier than projected. Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th December 2020

How innovations in health technology can help Nigeria. COVID-19 offers opportunity to structure, rebuild country’s health system – FG.  Dying While Giving Life: The pain of Nigerian women. Nigerian govt orders reopening of isolation centres over possible second wave of COVID-19.  2020 Christmas: NCDC raises alarm on COVID-19 latest casualty. The need for women’s leadership […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th December 2020

How to ensure no woman dies giving birth in Nigeria. 560,000 Nigerians living with HIV untreated. X-Raying the funding gaps in Nigeria’s epidemic preparedness. Nigeria: Covid-19 – Govt Warns, Says World Far From Mass Production of Vaccines. Dearth of nutritionists hinder implementation on food nutrition policy – Experts.  Despite having highest maternal mortality in Africa, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th November 2020

Group to launch “Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?” Report. Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to curb maternal deaths. NCDC launches blog to document Covid-19 ‘Stories’. FG launches new health insurance scheme for citizens. Foreign arrivals presenting fake COVID-19 test results, FG cries out. COVID-19 vaccine: FG to inaugurate 18-man security […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th November 2020

Cancer: vaccine will be available in Nigeria 2021 – Dr Bagudu. Strengthening Primary, Maternal Health Care delivery in Nigerian communities. Antimicrobial resistance affecting treatment of malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS -WHO. Three states report 76 deaths from yellow fever in 11 days – NCDC. 2 Children die of complications as Ogun begins deworming 700,000 pupils. COVID-19 has complicated […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th November 2020

160,000 Nigerian children die of pneumonia yearly. Nigeria won’t be left out of COVID-19 vaccine– FG.  Measles, polio outbreak imminent in Nigeria, says WHO, UNICEF. CS-SUNN Urges FG to declare emergency on malnutrition. Nigeria won’t relax COVID-19 rules during Christmas – Official. 122m Nigerians risk contracting 12 out of 20 NTDs infection. COVID-19: FG raises […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th November 2020

Minister worries over imminent COVID-19 second wave, warns against complacency. ‘Patients are dying’ — rep begs Ehanire to reopen Kogi medical centre.  Doctor who treated injured #EndSARS protesters dies of COVID-19. Malnutrition kills 124 Kaduna children in nine months. Curbing mental health challenges. Childhood diseases will surge if looted vaccines are not returned – NMA […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st October 2020

Nigeria must avoid second wave COVID-19 infections, Buhari warns. Nigeria must sustain immunisation to keep polio at bay, say NPHCDA, WHO. NHIS to spend N191.7 million for maternal-child health project. Implement 15% budgetary allocation to health, NMA tasks FG. NLC demands end to medical tourism by Govt Officials. Empower PHCs to provide mental health care. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th October 2020

Nigerian govt launches new platform to reduce maternal mortality. COVID-19: NCDC advises EndSARS protesters to be mindful of virus. UNICEF takes hand-washing campaign to IDPs in Adamawa. COVID-19: Greater health security on horizon as NCDC, NAPPSA endorse proactive response. Senate will pass mental health bill soon, says Oloriegbe. CSOs warn of rising cases of cholera […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th October 2020

Nigeria rolls out 10-year plan of achieving Universal Health Coverage. COVID-19: FG releases fresh guidelines for schools reopening nationwide.  NCDC D-G, NAPPSA President, discuss future of global healthcare system. World Sight Day: 75% of visual problems avoidable, says Optometrist Association. Nigeria has ratio of one pharmacist to 50,000 people -PSN. Delta launches HIV self-testing kit, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd October 2020

 60 years after, qualitative healthcare still a dream. NCDC Donates Treatment Centre to Federal Capital Territory for Management of Cases. What does “#TAKERESPONSIBILITY” mean for Institutions in the COVID-19 Response in Nigeria. World Heart Day: Speedy enforcement of tobacco control laws will save lives, says CAPPA. World Contraception Day: 7,516 estimated maternal deaths averted through […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th September 2020

BHCPF and the defunding of NCDC during a pandemic. PTF gives N1bn each to states to support Covid-19 fight. NCDC, NIMR launch COVID-19 household seroprevalence surveys in Lagos, other States. Polio-free status: FG urges citizens’ cooperation for sustainability. NAFDAC to prosecute health workers promoting breast milk substitutes. Okowa bemoans Nigeria’s status as lowest country in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 18th September 2020

NEC, NCDC agree on fixed COVID-19 sample collection sites across states. Bill Gates: Nigeria should invest in PHC, disease surveillance, immunisation. Nigeria Health Watch launches project to advocate for better access to quality maternal medicines and contraceptives in Nigeria.  FG orders schools to conduct weekly COVID-19 assessment. Health insurance scheme: Gov Lalong warns managers against […]