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Top Ten Health News Items in 2017

Nigeria flags off scheme to revive 10,000 primary health care centres. Former Nigerian Health Minister, Head of UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin is dead. WHO elects first African Director-General. Government confirms three cases of Monkeypox in Bayelsa. Six million Nigerian under-five children stunted due to malnutrition – UNICEF. FG inaugurates N28bn Special Health Intervention Projects. Over 600 doctors migrated from Nigeria in 2 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd December 2017

Monkeypox: Nigeria records one death, confirms 61 cases. Foreign-trained doctors who failed MDCN test want registrar kicked out. I lost a lot spending 12 years for six years programme –Bara, best graduating student, UNIABUJA College of Medicine. INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (2). NAFDAC introduces whistle-blowing on fake drugs. Drug abuse: Senate goes after importers, distributors. Only […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th December 2017

Adewole: Nigeria is Committed to Universal Health Coverage. Senate moves to ensure mandatory health insurance, subsidy for poor. Over 600 doctors migrated from Nigeria in 2 years – NMA. FMC Umuahia performs two kidney transplants. Adewole: 8O% of Health Issues Can Be Solved at PHCs. Nigerian health workers pass vote of no confidence on Minister. Government hospitals detain patients in Lagos. Obaseki […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 08 December 2017

Time to improve Nigeria’s Maternal, Child Health Service Delivery. FG Inaugurates N28bn Special Health Intervention Projects. National Hospital Inaugurates Cancer Treatment Center. GAVI approves support for new typhoid vaccine. Senate inaugurates committee to end HIV/AIDS scourge by 2030. INTERVIEW: What Nigerian govt is doing to achieve local vaccine production, functional PHCs – NPHCDA DG. Senate Begins Hearing On Petition Against Registrar […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 01 December 2017

Sustaining free HIV treatment in Nigeria. New dawn as senate set to implement National Health Act. Minister inaugurates 26 national advocates on health, family planning. NHIS to expand access to affordable cancer treatment – Official. How irregularities marred our medical exams – Foreign-trained doctors. Global response to malaria at crossroads due to reduced funding – WHO. 7. Nigeria: Borno state crisis […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th November 2017

Osinbajo Inaugurates National Council On Nutrition. NCDC launches five-year plan on disease control. Only one-third of Nigerians in need of HIV treatment are getting it – NACA. Fistula patients to get free surgical, laboratory services – Minister of Health. U.S spent over $4bn on HIV and AIDS in Nigeria. Nigeria to establish control programme to tackle Noma disease. Committee of CMDs […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th November 2017

Indiscriminate use of antibiotics now global health threat – Experts. Nigeria infant mortality rate falls — UNICEF, Statistics Bureau. NMA raises alarm as 900 doctors resign from UCH, Lagos hospitals. Relief for snakebite victims as 5,000 anti-venom vials arrive Nigeria.  HIV/AIDS: FG evaluates, adopts rapid test kits. INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres. UniAbuja gets approval to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10 November 2017

Health sector an important driver of economic growth –Adewole. Kano Govt. releases N294m for treatment of malnourished children. This Day, 06 November 2017 Dangote Foundation pledges $100m to fight malnutrition. Nigerian government flags-off 2017/2018 measles vaccination campaign. Buhari orders health ministry to probe unknown killer disease in Jigawa. Alleged fraud at NHIS: Health Ministry warns agencies against flouting spending limits. Health […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th October 2017

Canada Earmarks $3.5 Billion To Boost Healthcare In Nigeria. FG, WDF set up 390 diabetes clinics nationwide. Fresh Crisis looms in Nigeria’s health sector as doctors threaten mass ‘sabbatical’. Malnutrition: Kaduna to get $350m World Bank intervention fund. Pharmacists launch foundation to support research , healthcare delivery. World Bank, PharmAccess support Kwara State Health Insurance Scheme. JUTH resident doctors protest sack […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th October 2017

Government confirms three cases of Monkeypox in Bayelsa. Monkey pox: Army not dispensing vaccines — FG. Monkey pox virus-Sultan dispels rumours linking outbreak to vaccine safety. Adewole: Nigeria Almost Polio-free, Commends WHO’s Efforts on Disease Control. Reps adopt upward review of tobacco tax.  Pregnant women to enjoy free child delivery in Anambra. UNTH can’t run x-ray, blood count test […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th October 2017

Monkeypox: FG Denies Vaccination In South-East. Malnutrition, threat to national development, say Dogara, Health Minister, UNICEF, Others. Nigeria commences major review of health sector; public doctors may be barred from private practice. NIMR Research Laboratory Gets International Accreditation. Nigerian govt to begin mass yellow fever vaccination December – Minister. FG to Permanently Shut Open Drug […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 06 October 2017

NCDC confirms 12 suspected Monkey Pox cases in Bayelsa. Malnutrition, national emergency in Nigeria –FG. National Hospital Cancer Centre ready in Dec. Panel indicts Nigeria’s NHIS chief; health minister extends his suspension indefinitely. State House Medical Centre to be commercialised – Presidency. FG, Sokoto collaboration as model in healthcare financing. N41 billion Akwa Ibom ‘world class’ hospital shut down. Ebola shows […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th September 2017

Six million Nigerian under-five children stunted due to malnutrition – UNICEF. FG to Provide ARV for 50,000 Additional People Living with HIV Yearly. JOHESU Strike: Deadlock as Nigerian govt, health unions fail to agree. Malaria: Cases Drop To 27 % In Nigeria – Minister. Nigerian govt appoints Ademola Magbojuri as acting NAFDAC DG. Mimiko at Chatham House, advises FG to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd September 2017

Hospitals face shutdown as health workers commence indefinite strike. Cholera outbreak: 900,000 targeted for vaccination in Borno. Nigeria tracking 4 major disease outbreaks. NHIS Commences Re-Accreditation Of 57 HMOs. Osun Develops Five-Year Costed Multi-Sectoral Strategic Plan Of Action For Nutrition. Kaduna Resident Doctors to begin strike Oct. 2. Zamfara has 23 doctors in 24 hospitals – Minister. Sokoto deploys workers from overstaffed […]