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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 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th July 2017

Executive Secretary of NHIS suspended. Japan donates 31 ambulances to Nigerian health institutions. FG adopts WHO guidelines for multidrug-resistant TB. EU, UNICEF to upgrade 162 healthcare centres in Bauchi. FMC workers reject minister’s MD as candidate. Gombe builds N1 billion hospital for pregnant women, children. Ogun shuts 186 health facilities in one year. Doctors embark on peaceful protest over salaries. Health Minister […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 30 July 2017

With 1,166 deaths, Nigerian govt formally declares meningitis outbreak over‎. Osinbajo approves appointment of 14 heads of tertiary health institutions. Health insurance: FG calls for scrapping of HMOs. FG approves enrollment of NYSC members into NHIS. Borno disburses N30.8m to hospitals, medical centres. Anambra to set up emergency medical response unit. Lagos upgrades 40 primary health care centres to attend to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd June 2017

Nigerian govt. introduces free treatment for all HIV patients. Minister Wants HMOs Scrapped over Alleged Mismanagement of N531bn. Nigeria, Germany seal N3.5bn polio aid deal. Nigeria successfully completes Joint External Evaluation of International Health Regulations. NHIS approves 223 facilities for Kano contributory healthcare scheme. Five cases of Lassa Fever reported in Ondo State. Lassa Fever Kills One in Anambra, 65 Under […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th June 2017

Nigerian former minister, head of UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead. FG launches health, nutrition response project in Borno. FEC approves placement of doctors. WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer. Cholera outbreak claims over 12 in Kwara.  Health Insurance Scheme Now Mandatory For Oyo […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 02 June 2017

FEC approves Nigeria, May & Baker vaccine production. Nigeria’s hungriest face starvation as aid funds dry up in northeast: U.N. Nigeria introduces 9 new regulations to limit tobacco use. Children die from malnutrition as hunger hits Abuja IDP camp. Lagos digitalises maternal, perinatal death surveillance response. Mass resignation of consultants, others hit LAUTECH Teaching Hospital. Osun […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th May 2017

WHO elects first African Director-General. Government bans repatriation of bodies to check Ebola. EU to spend €54 million on maternal, newborn health in Bauchi, Adamawa, Kebbi. North East Nigeria: Health in the Northeast, 24 May 2017.  Oyo implements health insurance scheme. Niger Govt to establish own health insurance scheme. 46 doctors care for 3m people in Zamfara. Yobe engages 228 doctors, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19 May 2017

FG activates Ebola preparedness plan. Nigeria’s dilapidated PHCs where torchlights are used for birth delivery. Anti-HIV progress under threat. GE launches Nigeria’s first 3D auto-ultrasound breast centre. 32 states not fully committed to malnutrition treatment, says UNICEF. HIV Vaccine Advocacy Day: World inching closer to licensable vaccines. FG conducts 4,349 surgeries, 17,793 screenings for indigent Nigerians. Kano State Govt. Spends N433m on […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12 May 2017

Nigeria ranked 7th among countries facing shortage of health workers. FG introduces new yellow card. FG to Upgrade Standard of Midwifery Practices in Nigeria. Fraud allegations threaten health insurance scheme. Health minister visits 82 freed Chibok girls receiving hospital care. China Donates $5m to Fight Malnutrition in N’East Nigeria. Oyo vaccinates 1.62m against polio. Kano State Govt. procures N3bn equipment for Giginyu […]