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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 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd December 2021

31 million PLWDs suffer as 23 states neglect disability rights. World AIDS Day:‘1.9m Nigerians living with HIV, infection rates not decreasing fast enough’. COVID-19: Nigeria confirms first cases of Omicron variant. 16 Days of Activism: Addressing the Pandemic of Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Women and Girls. FG forces COVID-19 jabs, workers plead for […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th November 2021

Nigeria risks fourth wave as South Africa detects deadlier COVID-19 variant. Nigeria Health Watch announces #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2021. Nominations are now open!. EU, Partners mobilise against Gender-based Violence. Advancing gender equality in accessing healthcare. Experts caution Nigerians against indiscriminate use of antibiotics to reduce future health crisis. COVID-19: Dec 1 deadline: Only 3% eligible […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th November 2021

Antimicrobial resistance may kill 10m yearly by 2025, says minister. Emefiele: CBN Disbursed N3trn loans to Nigerian businesses in one year to cushion the impact of Covid-19. Lassa fever kills 79 in 2021, now in all states, says NCDC. 6.7 million deaths globally linked to diabetes in 2021 ― Report. Nigeria considers offering covid booster […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th November 2021

Nigeria, 49 others pledge to end health sector emissions. Buhari cautions world leaders on the danger of hoarding COVID-19 vaccines. Gender Imbalance: Nigeria at loss, groups assert. More domestic, foreign resources needed to end TB in Nigeria – Health Minister, Ehanire. WHO delivers solar panels to an accredited polio laboratory in Borno State. 70% target […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th November 2021

Gender Equality: Stakeholders harp on addressing women issues as society issues. FG to extend health insurance coverage to retirees. Strength In Diversity – Multisector collaboration is best bet for health systems strengthening in Nigeria. IntegrateE: FG, stakeholders move to upscale PHC, family planning. Poor fund management impedes healthcare delivery in Nigeria – Gates Foundation. FG […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th October 2021

CBN raises healthcare intervention fund to N200bn. Using arts as metaphor to draw attention to women’s health needs in Nigeria. COVID-19 vaccine: Lagos introduces ‘N6,000’ administrative charge for private facilities. We’ve lost 30 doctors to Covid-19, says NMA. Reps panel recommends health insurance scheme as constituency project. Adamawa records 4 new Polio cases ― Official. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd October 2021

Ihekweazu hands over to Adetifa as NCDC DG. UHC: Need to finance Primary Health Centres. COVID-19: Nigeria may escape predicted catastrophes, says WHO. Nigeria has what it takes to become a leader in healthcare, says Osinbajo. 50,000 women die of maternal causes annually in Nigeria -Official. PSN laments 5% budgetary allocation to health. Nigerian hospitals […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th October 2021

NMA, health workers differ as FG plans ban on unvaccinated workers. FG may expand access to Covid-19 vaccination ahead of December deadline. Ihekweazu bemoans 10% representation of women in governance. FG commences distribution of 2.5 million HIV kits for testing pregnant women, says NASCP. Nigeria, others reject vaccine passports for air travelers. World Sight Day: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th October 2021

WHO approves first malaria vaccine for children. COVID-19: UK exempts fully vaccinated Nigerian travellers from pre-departure test, self-isolation. Nigeria Health Watch seeks action to check maternal deaths. Nigeria resident doctors call off strike. New WHO Hub will enable better preparedness for pandemics — Ihekweazu. FG appoints 7-man panel to resolve dispute over CONHESS salary structure. […]