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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th June 2019

World Drug Day: 10 million Nigeria use cannabis – UNODC. We’re investing $180m domestic resources on health in 2019 — FG. USAID provides $243m support for health, education, agriculture in Nigeria. Nigeria worst African country in open defecation, second globally – Report. UNICEF partners Niger govt on SDG targets. NACA, US govt honour 16 heroes […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st May 2019

Group urges Buhari to assent to pending health bills. Health community celebrates Tejuoso, Usman for championing policies in NASS. Unsafe drinking water, open defecation fuelling child’s death- UNICEF Nigeria, experts. NACA seeks prevention of new HIV infections. Cholera: Nigeria identifies 83 local government areas as ‘hotspots’. New Zamfara governor announces free healthcare for women, children. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th May 2019

Only 11 of Nigeria’s 774 LGAs are free from open defecation – UNICEF. WHO begins rehabilitation of healthcare facilities in North-east. 14 States Yet to Access N55bn Basic Healthcare Fund, Says Minister. Certificate of Standards: FG begins quality assessment of tertiary health institutions. Police Accused of Raiding Family Planning Clinic. Polio vaccination: Lagos debunks allegation […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th February 2019

Buhari targets 10,000 functional primary healthcare centres, says NPHCDA boss. Oyo Health Insurance Health Scheme Captures 100,000 Enrollees. Sign Pharmacy Council of Nigeria Bill into law, PSN tells FG. FGM: UN agencies call for new measures to end practice. Malnutrition: Ministry advocates scaling up high impact interventions. 130 people die of cholera in Zamfara in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 09 November 2018

Immunisation remains safe, free in Nigeria — NPHCDA. Buhari declares state of emergency on water, sanitation. HIV/AIDS: NAIIS completes survey in 16 states. FG to stop open sale of drugs next month – PCN. Cholera rises in Yobe, dips in Borno – report. Imo records drop in HIV infection rate-Commissioner. Abuja teaching hospital to get […]

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Top Ten News Items On Health, 22nd June 2018

GAVI Transition: FG Pays Counterpart Contribution Of $1.9b, FG Launches Second National Health Plan, May & Baker signs production pact with NIPRD, Nigeria fights high maternal mortality through improved quality of care, NHIS Executive Secretary in fresh trouble over N25billion ‘investment’, Health minister launches mobile Tuberculosis detection facility in Kano, When WHO’s director general visited […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 30th March 2018

Meningitis, not ‘strange disease’, killed eight in Kano – Official. 559 hospitalised in Bauchi cholera outbreak—MSF. Experts accede to impressive progress by Nigeria’s Polio Eradication programme. Nigerian govt. deploys 1,335 basic midwives to PHCs across Nigeria- Official. Emerhor, chairman UITH board unveils plans for hospital. Healthcare: Abia introduces prepaid cards for citizens. Obaseki Inaugurates Committee, maps out strategies to combat malnutrition. Sokoto […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th March 2018

WHO earmarks $178 million on health issues in Nigeria for 2 years. Osinbajo, GAVI delegation discuss Nigeria’s healthcare system. Experts call for legal framework, improved funding for sector. Ex-Speaker Etteh, others inaugurated as board chairpersons. NHIS gets new Governing Council. FG inaugurates committee to review Nigeria Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Oyewole Tomori, eight other scientists enlisted to tackle infectious diseases. Bauchi enacts four laws […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd March 2018

Lassa fever cases rise to 317 –NCDC. NMA locks down all health facilities in Kogi. UNICEF revs up efforts to save over 17m Nigerian children from stunting. N10 billion not missing from NHIS coffers – Yusuf. Interview: Why Nigerian health workers are vulnerable during disease outbreaks – Health Minister. Nigeria gets WHO-prequalification for lab test kits. Meningitis kills 7 in Katsina, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd February 2018

ECOWAS opens Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control in Abuja. Nigeria ranked 11th highest on newborn deaths —UNICEF Report. National Hospital receives second cancer treatment machine. Meningitis kills four in Niger. Nigerian govt., medical doctors disagree on implementation of National Health Act. NACA Thumbs up Bayelsa for Establishing AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria Research Centre. Okowa launches health insurance scheme. Health Insurance Scheme: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16 February 2018

Over 90% of Nigerians not captured by NHIS. Nigerian medical council inducts 249 foreign trained graduates. Malnutrition of Children Under Five Years Worsens, Says UNICEF. WHO moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak. Senate unveils road map to tackle drug abuse. Reps Pass Bill To Amend Orthopedic Hospital Board Act. Kogi: 70,000 children targeted for immunisation against measles. Bill to Prohibit Foreign […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 02 February 2018

We have put in place, reporting system to check disease outbreak – Adewole. WHO launches new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System. FG announces special funds for tertiary health facilities. Malaria elimination: Nigeria faces N504bn financial gap. FG Sets To Shut Down Open Drug Markets. Borno Govt. spends N8 billion on post-insurgency healthcare projects. Kano to spend 13 % of 2018 budget on […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12 January 2018

FG Appoints CMDs, MDs of Tertiary Health Institutions. Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to help Nigeria repay $76 million polio facility. Yellow Fever: Nigeria confirms nine deaths. How UNICEF malnutrition programme is saving lives in northern Nigeria. Sokoto Govt Adopts Preventive Health Strategy. Measles : FCTA to start immunization in February–Official. Ogun State Govt launches three-year plan on family health. Kebbi procures […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th October 2017

Government confirms three cases of Monkeypox in Bayelsa. Monkey pox: Army not dispensing vaccines — FG. Monkey pox virus-Sultan dispels rumours linking outbreak to vaccine safety. Adewole: Nigeria Almost Polio-free, Commends WHO’s Efforts on Disease Control. Reps adopt upward review of tobacco tax.  Pregnant women to enjoy free child delivery in Anambra. UNTH can’t run x-ray, blood count test […]