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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, 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, 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, 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, 13th September 2021

Buhari approves Health Reform Committee, names VP Osinbajo Chairman. Ifedayo Adetifa replaces Ihekweazu as NCDC Director-General. EpiAFRIC Set to Hold Sixth ‘Health Meets Tech Hackathon. COVID-19: CBN disburses N400 billion TCF to Nigerians, receives 8 million applications. FG, health workers agree 65 years retirement age, increased salary. 121 Cases of vaccine-derived Polio Virus recorded in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th August 2021

NPHCDA sets Wednesday to begin the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. Resident doctors hold NEC meeting, resolve to continue strike. FG orders stoppage of striking doctors’ salaries. Cholera: Govs pledge to domesticate national health plan. Epidemic Preparedness: Despite COVID-19 lessons, healthcare funding still hovers below agreed threshold. Medical experts advocate use of Tech to accelerate […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th July 2021

COVID-19: FG officially ends the first phase of vaccination — NPHCDA. NAFDAC approves Moderna, Sputnik, Korean Astrazeneca for COVID-19 vaccination. 3rd wave: Nigeria at high risk of a surge in COVID cases — NCDC. COVID-19: UK to support Nigeria in tracking COVID-19 variants. COVID-19: Astrazeneca vaccine effective against Delta variant — NMA. FEC approves N8.6bn […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th June 2021

Experts harp on use of contraceptive for achieving demographic dividend. FG laments inequality in global COVID-19 vaccine supply. 2m Nigerians receive COVID-19 vaccines, says NPHCDA. Nigeria can lead vaccine production in Africa — NIPRD. COVID-19: Go for your 2nd jab, Abayomi tells Lagosians. ‘NHEA 2021 award to celebrate health workers, stakeholders combating COVID-19’. FG releases […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd April 2021

COVID-19: Lagos, Kano, Kaduna lead as Nigeria vaccinates 1,133,325. COVID-19: Nigeria records zero deaths in 10 days, 100 new cases. COVID-19 Vaccine: We are targeting over 70% of Nigeria- FG. COVID-19 Vaccine: No diagnosed case of blood clots, no death recorded – NPHCDA. Nigeria launches reproductive maternal newborn child, elderly health & nutrition operational plan […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th April 2021

Lagos, Ogun lead as 964,387 people get COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19: We’re confident in AstraZeneca’s ability to save lives — FG. COVID-19: Nigerian govt gives states condition to halt vaccination. FG re-Invites striking resident doctors. Bird flu hits Kano, Kaduna, 5 other Nigerian states, NCDC Says. HIV: As treatment access drops, Nigeria loses 15% children, adolescent […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd April 2021

Resident doctors begin nationwide strike over welfare issues. COVID-19: Nigeria vaccinates over 800,000 people. FG recovers N49.7bn debt, to spend N296bn on COVID-19 vaccination–Minister. FCTA begins COVID-19 vaccination of journalists to enhance public confidence. FG restates commitment to child spacing, health sector funding. Japan to donate $18.2 million to the Nigerian health sector. About 3M […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th March 2021

Every one hour 18 Nigerians die of TB, Health Minister. Over 26.5 million Nigerian children vulnerable to water-related diseases – UNICEF. Don’t politicise COVID-19 vaccination, prioritise frontline health workers —NMA. House of Reps call for inclusion of tuberculosis in NHIS package. Nigeria launches HIV, STI treatment guideline for Key populations. UN report raises spectre of […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th March 2021

Too early to determine decline in coronavirus infection – NCDC. FG allays fears over AstraZeneca vaccines as Austria, others suspend rollout. Healthcare may become fastest growing sector in Nigerian economy – Osinbajo. 12 million women deprived of contraception during COVID-19 pandemic –UNFPA. Even NOI?! #ChooseToChallenge: Gender inequality as a global health issue. Nigeria can achieve […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th March 2021

Nigeria receives 3.94 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. FG: COVID-19 Vaccination Optional for Nigerians. FG: No COVID-19 vaccine for states without cold stores’ security. Vaccines, panacea for ending COVID-19, says expert. How lack of data, dwindling financial resources threaten plan to end AIDS by 2030, by NACA. Ebola: Reps urge FG to monitor travellers from […]