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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th March 2022

Two Years On, WHO Warns That COVID-19 Is ‘Far From Over’. Over 900 doctors, nurses, others, may lose jobs as Garki Hospital concessionary agreement lapses. WHO asks producers to update COVID vaccine over fears of waning protection. WFP: Climate Crisis Threatens Good Security for Women and Girls. WHO issues new guidelines on safe abortion. 40,000 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th March 2022

Over one billion people at risk of hearing loss due to loud music –WHO. Bill to include nurses, pharmacists, others in teaching hospitals headship passes second reading. ‘How Nigeria’s commercialised healthcare stalled COVID-19 response’. Measles: NCDC laments non-vaccination as cases spread to eight states. US, Nigeria partner to include persons with disabilities into workforce. Ajayi, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th February 2022

Nigeria’s COVID Vaccine Drive Gets a Boost as African Leaders Push 70% Vaccination Target. Omicron BA.2 sub-variant more infectious, says Africa CDC. CBN’s Healthcare Intervention As Key To Curbing Medical Tourism. Patent waiver seen stalling vaccine production in Nigeria. Hope for sickle cell patients as ‘cure emerges’. COVID-19: WHO announces 68,000 deaths in one week. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 18th February 2022

Six African countries to get own mRNA jab production. HIV/AIDS Fund: A Welcome Initiative. Nigeria reports additional 58 confirmed Lassa fever cases in first week of February. UN carpets FG as Nigeria records 3,604 cholera deaths in 425 LGs. Lagos To Clamp Down On Unregistered Alternative Medicine Practitioners. Climate Change: UN report identifies looming environmental […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th February 2022

Nigerian Healthcare and Its Non-existent Medical Emergency Services. COVID-19: How To Tackle Challenges Of Routine Immunisation Financing. Nigeria’s Bird Flu Control Stalls In States. Media critical to achieving health security, ending COVID-19- NCDC. Firefighters Face Occupational Risks, Including Cancer —Expert. Doctors embark on two-day strike over assault on personnel in Ondo. An opportunity to Reduce […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th February 2022

Buhari moves against AIDS, HIV with N62.1b trust fund. 120 million Nigerians at risk of leprosy, rabies, snakebites, others – FG. Nigeria Needs To Tackle High Fertility Rate—Buhari. Despite COVID-19 hit, Nigeria’s health system still solid, says Osinbajo. Nigeria seeks increased African collaboration in public health challenges, climate change. Nigeria to get revised guidelines to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th January 2022

Senate Passes Bill on Infectious, Contagious Diseases. Debates over N10 drinks on carbonated tax continues. NAFDAC halts registration of alcohol in sachets, glass bottles below 200ml. Nigeria medical consultants demand implementation of new retirement age. Akwa Ibom raises the alarm over prevalence of tropical diseases. Lagos health workers to commence three-day warning strike. Lawmaker promises […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21st January 2022

COVID-19 cases ‘drop significantly’ in Africa: WHO. Saving Nigerians from preventable deaths from sugary drinks. 2022: Pandemics, epidemics, others. Reps move to address 20m mental health cases in Nigeria. Strengthening diagnostics in Africa: Pathway to building resilient health systems. COVID-19: Kano Gov’t Targets Vaccination Of 3.5m People By March. Osinbajo flags-off $750m Nigeria COVID Action […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th January 2021

Expectations for Nigeria’s Health Sector in 2022. 16-year-olds can now receive COVID-19 vaccine, says NPHCDA. WHO recommends two new drugs for treatment of COVID-19 patients. Nigerians living with dementia will exceed 1.4 million by 2050 – Study. Nigeria, others charged to reconfigure public health towards self-reliance – Africa CDC. In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th January 2021

FG introduces N10 per litre excise duty on carbonated drinks to curb non-communicable diseases. Omicron Virus: Presidency introduces compulsory Covid-19 tests for staff, visitors. FCT Community groans under poor health care as insecurity hampers BHCPF implementation. Why 1m COVID-19 vaccine doses expired, by health minister. Events that shaped Nigeria’s health sector in 2021. Establish budget […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st December 2021

Global Fund Signs a Record-breaking $8.54 Billion in Grants to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria. NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria. FEC approves N3bn for NCDC lab equipment. Resident Doctors Begin Nationwide Strike Over Welfare Issues. WHO to stop funding polio eradication in Nigeria, Africa by 2022. Afreximbank begins African Medical Centre […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th December 2021

Nigeria confirms highest-ever daily COVID-19 cases. Nigeria to commence health insurance for senior citizens, retirees – Official. 1m Nigerians, under 24, died over healthcare, socioeconomic problems in 2020 –Report. Rising Kidney Disease: FEC approves N3.51bn for water projects in Yobe. Unvaccinated people more likely to die from COVID-19 — NPHCDA Boss. Health Workers’ Welfare: JOHESU […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th December 2021

FG warns Nigerians as COVID-19 cases rise by 630% in 10 days. Poor knowledge and practice around oxytocin could put women in Nigeria at risk during childbirth. WHO appoints Nigeria’s Ayoade Alakija as Special Envoy. NHIS canvasses one kobo per second telecoms charges for health coverage of vulnerable Nigerians. Basic Healthcare Provision Fund: Nigeria Health […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th December 2021

Lagos announces fourth COVID-19 wave, says erring foreigners risk deportation. Only one-third of 30,000 Primary Healthcare Centre’s functional, says Mamora. ‘Pro-Health taxes can revamp the health sector if efficiently used’ HFN tells Minister. Opportunities to reduce PPH: Making financing for the procurement of maternal health commodities sustainable. 23,638 sign petition asking States to domesticate VAPP […]