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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 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 05 May 2017

FG inaugurates governing Boards, Councils of tertiary health institutions. FG approves UNTH, UITH sites for surveillance. NSHIP, World Bank commit ‎$145m on health facilities in north east. NMA rejects salary harmonisation. HIV treatment should be included in Nigeria’s health insurance scheme – NACA boss. Ambode gets N3.84 billion to fight HIV/AIDS in Lagos. As Gombe battles shortage of nurses, midwives, govt […]

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Top Ten News Health Items on Health, 28 April 2017

Doctors should no longer prescribe chloroquine for malaria, says Adewole. “Made in Nigeria” insecticide treated nets unveiled. Meningitis Cases Declining – NCDC. Katsina communities reject polio immunisation over ‘lack of amenities’. FCT Minister Directs Opening Of Karu General Hospital. Construction of 3 new General Hospitals begin this year – Ambode. NNPC to Reorganise Operational Model of 52 Medical Centres, hospitals. Oyo to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21st April 2017

KPMG to Audit Finances, Donor Funds of NPHCDA, Health Agencies. Meningitis: Death toll hits 745. NMA presents 5-year plan to shake up health care. NHIS expels 23,000 fake enrollees in three months – Executive Secretary. Nigeria must stop “dependency culture” — NACA DG. Seventeen New Cases Of Leprosy Detected In Bauchi. Niger LG Spends N16m […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14 April 2017

Nigeria meningitis outbreak death toll hits 489. WHO and partners provide vaccines to control meningitis C in Nigeria. WHO reaffirms commitment to implement 2017 emergency programme in N/East. FG inaugurates mental health, psycho-social support programme for insurgency victims. Queens College tragedy: Reps summon Education, Health Ministers, ex-Principal. PCN seals 52 pharmacies, 212 medicine stores in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 07 April 2017

Nigeria begins Meningitis vaccination campaign as death toll rises to 336. Meningitis: Nigerian govt explains challenges, successes in dealing with outbreak. Nigerians are most depressed in Africa, says WHO. Investigation: Eleven years after ban, Chloroquine still used for malaria treatment in Nigeria. WHO to immunise 1.9m children against polio in Borno. Borno records 3,800 new […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31 March 2017

Nigeria meningitis outbreak: 282 deaths confirmed in five states. NHIS removes 23,000 ghost enrollees from health insurance scheme. Japan Contributes $903,000 To North East Emergency Programme. Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention launches five-year strategic plan to improve surveillance, emergency response and prevention of infectious diseases. Nigeria, 12 others begin immunisation of 116 million […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24 March 2017

LUTH initiates suicide prevention service. World Bank approves $200 million emergency support to North East. Japan gives US$ 33.3 million grant to end polio in Nigeria. Crippled by poor funding, Nigerian drug research institute in darkness for nine months. Senate to Investigate NHIS Boss for Mismanagement, Alleged Fraud. Nigeria-Dubai partnership for health promises optimal services. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17 March 2017

UNICEF Scales up Intervention in Malnutrition by 400% in North-east. FG disburses $500m maternal, child fund. Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control to get legal backing. Nigeria’s Health Minister calls for urgent meeting over Sprite, Fanta crisis. LASG advises indefinite shutdown of Queen’s College. Experts react as Buhari administration fails to appoint heads of Nigeria’s tertiary […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10 March 2017

FG explains plans to upgrade seven cancer centres across Nigeria. Eight years after raising billions, Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre remains abandoned, overtaken by weeds. Nigeria loses $1.5bn yearly to maternal deaths – UNFPA. Minister inaugurates Primary Health Care Supply Chain Revitalization Committee. Council approves 10 training institutions for medical lab technicians. FG to engage 200,000 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 03 March 2017

Hope dims for cancer patients as radiotherapy machines break down nationwide. How Twitter posts may have cost Nigeria’s former minister top position in Global Fund. Dangote Foundation spends N200m to rehabilitate Kano Specialist Hospital. Nationwide strike: Health workers extend ultimatum by 7 days. Nigeria rolls out strategies to boost maternal, child health. NHIS seeks N32bn […]