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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19 August 2016

Lassa fever kills doctor, 2 others in Anambra. FG Releases N9.8bn to tackle polio outbreak. Drug scarcity hits Aso Rock clinic despite N3.87bn budget. Important drugs disappearing from market, pharmacists cry out. Nigeria makes slow progress against paediatric HIV infection. 7,000 infants live with HIV in Kaduna. El-Rufai tasks FG on mainstreaming NHIS for accessible […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12 August 2016

FG: New polio cases have set Nigeria backwards. FG has disbursed N16bn to states for primary health care delivery, Says Minister. EFCC reopens probe of GAVI report on NPHCDA. Yobe to get new federal school of nursing, midwifery. Ambode commissions first state-owned helipad in LASUTH. Health workers protest non payment of 7-month salary. Why we are […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 05 August 2016

Patients storm LUTH as nurses resume work. ICPC arraigns Professor of medicine for allegedly demanding bribe before surgery. JUTH workers protest against no-work-no-pay policy. Delta govt assures on rural healthcare insurance scheme. Lagos Inaugurates CCU to Perform Open Heart Surgery. Over 5m Nigerian newborns not exclusively breastfed – UNICEF. Health minister hails UNTH. Pharmacists Council […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29 July 2016

Convoy attack: UN suspends aid to Borno. Nigeria marks 2 years without Polio. Buhari appoints heads of health institutions. Global donors meet Buhari, express displeasure over management of donor funds. FG begins feeding of 5.5 million pupils in September. HIV/Aids – Govt Procures N80 Million Laboratory Reagents. LUTH, nurses’ executives meet in Abuja over strike. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22 July 2016

FG launches Rapid Result Initiative for Better Health. Senate seeks urgent funds to address malnutrition among IDPs. About 30% of children suffer chronic malnutrition in Akwa Ibom. U.S. endorses draft policy to eliminate fake drugs. Chevron earmarks $1.4 million for HIV campaign in Bayelsa. Court strikes out debt case against National Hospital. NHIS delists 17 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15 July 2016

Nigeria on the brink of famine: ‘Children are dying from starvation’. President Buhari and WHO Regional Director agree on the need to increase domestic funding for health. National hospital sealed off over N7.7m debt. Reps move to probe Abuja National Hospital. FG to increase health budget in 2017. Government okays single term for heads of […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 08 July 2016

UN warns over malnutrition deaths in NE Nigeria. Nigerians spend 20% on health —Survey. Gombe begins vaccination against pneumococcal diseases. Nigerian to head ECOWAS centre for disease control. UCH Opens Cancer Diagnostic Centre. 51m Nigerians will get universal health coverage by 2017 – NHIS. HIV/Aids Assistance – NACA Begins Monitoring of Utilisation of U.S.$225 Million […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 01 July 2016

Govt declares nutrition emergency in Borno. Nigeria inaugurates Board Of ECOWAS Centre for Disease Control. Resident Doctors resume duty after suspension of nationwide strike. Health workers’ strike continues as JOHESU shuns talks with govt. Health minister canvasses exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria. Japan donates $89,662 medical equipment to Nigeria. Anambra govt. to launch health insurance scheme. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24 June 2016

FG sacks resident doctors again. FG suspends sack of resident doctors …as JOHESU begins nationwide strike. Resident doctors agree to call of strike after sack threat. Federal Government declares warning strike by health workers illegal. EFCC arrests seven health officials over $4m HIV fund. Nigeria develops new National Health Policy to accommodate emerging trends. MSF […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17 June 2016

LUTH Nurses begin indefinite strike. Ogun doctors declare indefinite strike. Unpaid Salaries: Ekiti medical doctors declare indefinite strike. Doctors strike disrupts services at UCH. In Uyo: Teaching Hospital doctors embark on strike. Doctors begin indefinite strike over salary in Nasarawa. Bayelsa NMA decries non-payment of salaries, threatens strike. Abuja quack doctor arrested after 10 years’ […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10 June 2016

Nigeria’s Buhari ‘broke promise to end medical tourism’. NMA reacts to Buhari’s foreign medical trip, says Nigeria has ENT specialists to treat president. Resident doctors to begin nationwide strike on June 9. NARD strike: Dogara intervenes, members who have been paid fully to suspend strike for one week. Buhari’s wife seeks improved awareness on tuberculosis. […]

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Top Ten News on Health, 03 June 2016

EFCC summons top officials of Nigeria’s health ministry. Workers shut down health ministry, raise the alarm over corruption, misconduct. FG to address health workers agitation over Perm Sect. Niger State Government flags off rehabilitation of Primary Healthcare Centre. FG begins health insurance coverage for IDPs. Nigeria ‘change agenda’ will give 100 million guaranteed healthcare access […]

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Top Ten News on Health, 27 May 2016

$5m expired NACA drugs shock Reps. Who stole the HIV/AIDS money? Nigeria to establish N5bn World class medical research centre. Nigeria gets 34m tablets to treat school children of worms. JOHESU threatens 7 days nationwide warning strike. Gov. Masari directs 64 health workers in Katsina to refund N10m. Laboratories in Plateau Government hospitals are not accredited. WHO cautions on […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20 May 2016

Nigeria not among African countries promoting health budget transparency – Report. FG Debunks Rumour of Outbreak of Steven Johnson’s Syndrome. NMA Backs FG On Deregulation of Oil Sector. Nigeria to provide 111 TB testing machines. Canada Donates $19.9m For Polio Eradication In Nigeria. Tambuwal Orders Closure of Murtala Specialist Hospital. Jigawa Govt. to establish 287 […]