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Top Ten News Items on Health, 18th September 2020

NEC, NCDC agree on fixed COVID-19 sample collection sites across states. Bill Gates: Nigeria should invest in PHC, disease surveillance, immunisation. Nigeria Health Watch launches project to advocate for better access to quality maternal medicines and contraceptives in Nigeria.  FG orders schools to conduct weekly COVID-19 assessment. Health insurance scheme: Gov Lalong warns managers against […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th September 2020

Nigeria overtakes India as world capital for under-five deaths — 2 years earlier than projected. Nigeria media and the fight against COVID-19 misinformation. COVID-19: Millions of children at risk of measles, polio, due to vaccination disruptions.  Buhari Approves N8.9bn COVID-19 Hazard Allowance for Health Workers. NACA unveils new HIV test kits, as Global Fund pledges […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th September 2020

FG further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions. NHIS set to accredit 100 Primary Health Centres in Kebbi. President Buhari reiterates support for primary healthcare. Celebrating Nigerian health workers as unsung heroes against COVID-19. Sirika: COVID-19 tests must be done within three days to arrival in Nigeria. Untapped $500m funding opportunity for Nigeria health sector. Recurring epidemic: Why […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th June 2020

WHO accepts Nigeria polio-free status ‘documentation’. COVID-19: National Council on Health approves Health Response Action Plan. NGF, NCDC sign MoU on World Bank N3.7bn COVID-19 assisted Fund. FG releases N13.6b hazard allowances, life insurance for health workers. Nigeria’s private sector commences plan to construct 774 standard PHCs across Nigeria. COVID-19: UK Govt funds PCR machine […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th June 2020

Anxiety over more deaths, rising cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Covid-19: PTF rules out another total lockdown. AfDB approves $288.5m for Nigeria COVID-19 Response Support Programme. NNPC deploys funds for medical infrastructure across Nigeria – Official. Health workers to get hazard allowance this week, says Fed Govt. Governors declare state of emergency on sexual, gender-based […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th June 2020

NCDC opens new COVID-19 testing laboratory in Abuja. WorldNoTobaccoDay: Groups urge FG to enforce tobacco control regulations. COVID-19: NCDC releases new guidelines on treatment, discharge of patients. Understanding silent spread: Coronavirus disease is not always obvious. Fayemi inaugurates molecular lab to perform 12,000 tests monthly. Ondo partners AfDB to eradicate malaria. Post-COVID: Health insurance way […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd May 2020

‘From 665 to 6,677’ — how Nigeria recorded over 6,000 COVID-19 cases in one month. COVID-19: NAFDAC reduces cost of registration for MSMEs by 80%. Don’t lose sight of malaria while fighting COVID-19 –PSN. COVID-19: Kebbi State boosts health workers’ morale, approves safety allowances. Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of fistula yearly – UNFPA. NCP […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th May 2020

Coronavirus: Buhari seeks international cooperation. 54gene rolls out mobile laboratory to boost Nigeria’s coronavirus test capacity. Nigerians yet to come to terms with deadly nature of COVID-19, FG laments. Prepare for fresh total lockdown if COVID-19 cases rise, says PTF. COVID-19 likely to raise TB deaths by 1.4m. 19 million displaced children vulnerable to coronavirus […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st May 2020

NCDC declares end to 2020 emergency Lassa fever outbreak over. COVID-19: Buhari approves gradual ease of lockdown in FCT, Lagos, Ogun from May 4. Coronavirus: Nigerian health workers to get 50 per cent of basic salary as hazard allowance. Coronavirus: Nigeria faces dire consequences as casualties among health workers increase. Cholera: One dead, 68 persons […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th November 2019

2 million Nigerian girls, women raped annually, as FG launches sex offenders register. Aisha Buhari asks private sector to join her fight severe malnutrition in Nigeria. Family Planning and push for Human Capital Development. Political will, free healthcare to pregnant  women will address maternal mortality in Nigeria. FG pledges to strengthen Nigeria’s health security. SDGs: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st November 2019

Quality, patient safety, cornerstone of modern health-care delivery. Enugu Governor Grants Free Medical Treatment To HIV Patients. WaterAid wants Nigerian govt to sanction homes without toilets. Obaseki launches Edo Health Insurance scheme on Oct 31. Kano accounts for highest number of malnourished children – UNICEF. FG seeks private sector partnership to boost WASH initiative in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th October 2019

WHO Celebrates Eradication of Polio Virus Type Three Worldwide. Healthcare Delivery: Delta Govt signs MoU with France company. Multi-million Naira endoscopy machine rusts in Gambo Sawaba Hospital. FG pledges $12m for global war against HIV, TB. US, Gates Foundation plan $200m for sickle cell, HIV cures. WHO supports Government to immunize ‘Almajiri’ Children in Northwest […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 30th August 2019

Workers protest kidnap of Irrua Hospital CMD, threaten strike. Nigeria reviews guidelines for disease surveillance. EU supports recovery and resilience in Nigeria with additional €50 million. Meningitis: 2m Katsina people at risk – UNICEF. UNICEF, IHS partner to address child issues in rural communities. Ekiti, UNICEF partner on maternal health care. Healthcare: NASS Assures MDCAN […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd August 2019

Dr Osagie Ehanire: A new captain for Nigeria’s health sector. WHO, Heads of African countries glad as region reaches last mile of wild polio. Nigeria ends €63.5m EU Project on immunisation. New NHIS boss vows to rebrand scheme. Your meat could be killing you: Nigeria’s unhealthy abattoirs. Christian Aid: 300,000 cases of childhood illnesses treated […]