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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 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15 September 2017

Doctors suspend nationwide strike. Medical workers issue seven-day notice, to begin strike September 20. Death toll in Borno IDP Cholera outbreak hits 40. Gastroenteritis: 18 people die, 198 hospitalised in Kebbi. Tackling Malnutrition in Delta. Nigeria launches 4-year strategy for family planning. One Year After Nigeria Emergency Declaration. Measles: Millions of children at risk as 33 states yet to pay […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th September, 2017

Resident Doctors give FG condition for suspending strike. Strike: FG orders federal hospitals to recruit casual doctors. Nurses nationwide threaten strike over allowances, others. NCDC confirms 20 cholera deaths, 319 suspected cases in Borno. End of Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria, December 2016 – June 2017. Refugee council raises the alarm over children malnutrition in northeast, others. Northern Nigeria’s major orthopaedic hospital […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 01 September 2017

FG establishes 6 sickle cell references centres. Resident doctors issue strike notice effective Sept. 4. 75% water, sanitation facilities destroyed in northeast. Alarming shortage of health personnel in conflict-affected Nigeria. Kogi NMA rejects 50% salary payment. Lassa Fever: LUTH discharges 150; watching 40 others. UITH plans to boost open-heart surgeries with catlab before end of 2017. Ogun sets up committee on […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th August 2017

FG mandates free treatment for women with fistula. Nigeria spends N4 billion on health interventions in North-east, Minister says. Why NHIS is not working efficiently in Nigeria – NACA DG.  KNSG distributes N351m worth of drugs, test kits to 748 healthcare facilities. Sokoto Targets 1m Children in Malaria Prevention Programme. Ogun residents to get free eye surgery. No outbreak of […]

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Top Ten News on Items on Health, 18 August 2017

Health Ministry launches Doctor’s “stamp” to catch quack physicians. Malnutrition – 10 Million Nigerian Children Risk Mental Deformity in Adulthood. FG called on to establish a National Disease Observatory System (NDOS) to prepare for epidemics emergencies. NHIS crisis taking toll on health service providers, enrollees — Medical Directors. Nigeria, USAID launch medical warehouse facility. LUTH discharges three patients admitted for […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11 August 2017

Nigeria Records Poor Outing as Only 23% of Children Get Immunised. Revamp PHCs in your states, Health Minister urges governors. FG plans relocation of Lagos drug markets. Lassa fever: Lagos urges calm as three test positive, 22 More under Surveillance. Nearly 900,000 Children in Nigeria Receive Anti-Malaria Drugs. America commits $85m to HIV prevalence survey in Nigeria. Heritage Bank Partners with […]

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Top Ten News on Health, 04 August 2017

FG set to achieve 50% exclusive breastfeeding by 2018. Counterfeit drugs: Nigeria sets up coordinated centres for drugs distributors. NCDC advises on prevention of infectious disease outbreaks during flooding. Nigeria will Eradicate Fistula in 10 Years, Says Adewole. Poor breast-feeding costs Nigeria $21bn yearly – UNICEF. Gates Foundation, U.S. varsity praise Nigeria for accurate immunisation data reporting. Nigeria needs 10,605 new […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, July 28 2017

FG committed to elimination of viral hepatitis in Nigeria by 2021. NHIS controversy worsens as Reps reject agency’s budget. Nigeria sets up task force to reduce maternal mortality. No ‘’killer’’ Anti-Malaria medicines in Nigeria – NAFDAC. HMCAN urges FG to establish health fund. Lagos confirms two deaths from acute diarrhoea. Plateau confirms another case of Lassa fever. Ogun doctors threaten strike over […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21 July 2017

Senate investigates sale, consumption of 42 banned anti-malaria drugs. Health Minister suspends more NHIS officials. Nigeria launches guidelines on essential drugs for treatment. Family Planning: Nigeria allocates $4m annually for contraceptives. Death toll rises to 17 in Kwara cholera outbreak. Anambra Govt earmarks N200m for pilot health insurance scheme. Delta Govt, Interswitch, sign MoU on health finance management. NPHCDA to unveil new scheme in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th July 2017

Acute hepatitis E Outbreak in Nigeria. Lawmakers ask Health minister to recall suspended NHIS chief. Senate passes bill on compulsory treatment of gunshots victims. FG pledges additional $4.3m for procurement of contraceptives. UNICEF Donates Medical Equipment Worth N1.2bn. HIV/AIDS: Nigeria risks one million deaths in five years, NACA warns. Bauchi State Govt. seals 179 private health […]