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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th February 2021

First clinical trials for Lassa fever vaccine begins in West Africa. UNICEF orders 4m doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Nigeria. USAID launches new $19m fund to improve healthcare in Nigeria.  FG to present supplementary budget for COVID-19 vaccines in March. FG trains 13,000 healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination exercise. 12% of Nigerian children don’t survive […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th February 2021

COVID-19: Nigeria records 13 cases of variant found in UK – NCDC. CBN to partner investors to build modern health facilities, sponsor research on COVID-19. Nigeria will receive 16m free doses of COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021. Over 200m girls, women experience FGM – UNFPA. Bird flu resurfaces in Nigeria — Official. Nigeria […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th February 2021

COVAX releases list of COVID-19 vaccine recipients, gives Nigeria 16m doses. ANALYSIS: FG budgets N340m to prepare for next health crisis — but N500m for pilgrimages. Nigeria Health Watch presents findings from an assessment of WASH services in PHCs in FCT and Niger State. Investment in Covid-19 vaccines will strengthen Nigeria’s primary healthcare system, says […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th January 2021

COVID-19: FG orders 10m doses of vaccines, extends eased lockdown by 1 month. Stop COVID-19 vaccines misinformation in your domains, FG urges monarchs. NCDC confirms 200 cases of cholera in Benue. Osinbajo commends health workers, NCDC. Bill Gates to Nigerian govt: Invest in healthcare, not COVID-19 vaccines. FGM not a joke, UNFPA tells Govs.  Polio: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd January 2021

COVID-19: AU vaccine plan proposes up to $10 per dose for Nigeria, others. COVID-19 vaccines won’t alter your DNA, do not contain microchips – Dr Shuaib. Do everything possible to avoid second lockdown, PTF appeals to Nigerians. NCDC rolls out new guidelines on approved rapid diagnostic tests kits. COVID-19: Nigeria releases N10 bn for vaccine […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th December 2020

How to ensure no woman dies giving birth in Nigeria. 560,000 Nigerians living with HIV untreated. X-Raying the funding gaps in Nigeria’s epidemic preparedness. Nigeria: Covid-19 – Govt Warns, Says World Far From Mass Production of Vaccines. Dearth of nutritionists hinder implementation on food nutrition policy – Experts.  Despite having highest maternal mortality in Africa, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th November 2020

Group to launch “Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?” Report. Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to curb maternal deaths. NCDC launches blog to document Covid-19 ‘Stories’. FG launches new health insurance scheme for citizens. Foreign arrivals presenting fake COVID-19 test results, FG cries out. COVID-19 vaccine: FG to inaugurate 18-man security […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th November 2020

Cancer: vaccine will be available in Nigeria 2021 – Dr Bagudu. Strengthening Primary, Maternal Health Care delivery in Nigerian communities. Antimicrobial resistance affecting treatment of malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS -WHO. Three states report 76 deaths from yellow fever in 11 days – NCDC. 2 Children die of complications as Ogun begins deworming 700,000 pupils. COVID-19 has complicated […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th November 2020

160,000 Nigerian children die of pneumonia yearly. Nigeria won’t be left out of COVID-19 vaccine– FG.  Measles, polio outbreak imminent in Nigeria, says WHO, UNICEF. CS-SUNN Urges FG to declare emergency on malnutrition. Nigeria won’t relax COVID-19 rules during Christmas – Official. 122m Nigerians risk contracting 12 out of 20 NTDs infection. COVID-19: FG raises […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st October 2020

Nigeria must avoid second wave COVID-19 infections, Buhari warns. Nigeria must sustain immunisation to keep polio at bay, say NPHCDA, WHO. NHIS to spend N191.7 million for maternal-child health project. Implement 15% budgetary allocation to health, NMA tasks FG. NLC demands end to medical tourism by Govt Officials. Empower PHCs to provide mental health care. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th October 2020

Nigerian govt launches new platform to reduce maternal mortality. COVID-19: NCDC advises EndSARS protesters to be mindful of virus. UNICEF takes hand-washing campaign to IDPs in Adamawa. COVID-19: Greater health security on horizon as NCDC, NAPPSA endorse proactive response. Senate will pass mental health bill soon, says Oloriegbe. CSOs warn of rising cases of cholera […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th October 2020

Nigeria rolls out 10-year plan of achieving Universal Health Coverage. COVID-19: FG releases fresh guidelines for schools reopening nationwide.  NCDC D-G, NAPPSA President, discuss future of global healthcare system. World Sight Day: 75% of visual problems avoidable, says Optometrist Association. Nigeria has ratio of one pharmacist to 50,000 people -PSN. Delta launches HIV self-testing kit, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd October 2020

 60 years after, qualitative healthcare still a dream. NCDC Donates Treatment Centre to Federal Capital Territory for Management of Cases. What does “#TAKERESPONSIBILITY” mean for Institutions in the COVID-19 Response in Nigeria. World Heart Day: Speedy enforcement of tobacco control laws will save lives, says CAPPA. World Contraception Day: 7,516 estimated maternal deaths averted through […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th September 2020

BHCPF and the defunding of NCDC during a pandemic. PTF gives N1bn each to states to support Covid-19 fight. NCDC, NIMR launch COVID-19 household seroprevalence surveys in Lagos, other States. Polio-free status: FG urges citizens’ cooperation for sustainability. NAFDAC to prosecute health workers promoting breast milk substitutes. Okowa bemoans Nigeria’s status as lowest country in […]