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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 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th September 2017

Six million Nigerian under-five children stunted due to malnutrition – UNICEF. FG to Provide ARV for 50,000 Additional People Living with HIV Yearly. JOHESU Strike: Deadlock as Nigerian govt, health unions fail to agree. Malaria: Cases Drop To 27 % In Nigeria – Minister. Nigerian govt appoints Ademola Magbojuri as acting NAFDAC DG. Mimiko at Chatham House, advises FG to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd September 2017

Hospitals face shutdown as health workers commence indefinite strike. Cholera outbreak: 900,000 targeted for vaccination in Borno. Nigeria tracking 4 major disease outbreaks. NHIS Commences Re-Accreditation Of 57 HMOs. Osun Develops Five-Year Costed Multi-Sectoral Strategic Plan Of Action For Nutrition. Kaduna Resident Doctors to begin strike Oct. 2. Zamfara has 23 doctors in 24 hospitals – Minister. Sokoto deploys workers from overstaffed […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15 September 2017

Doctors suspend nationwide strike. Medical workers issue seven-day notice, to begin strike September 20. Death toll in Borno IDP Cholera outbreak hits 40. Gastroenteritis: 18 people die, 198 hospitalised in Kebbi. Tackling Malnutrition in Delta. Nigeria launches 4-year strategy for family planning. One Year After Nigeria Emergency Declaration. Measles: Millions of children at risk as 33 states yet to pay […]

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Top Ten News on Items on Health, 18 August 2017

Health Ministry launches Doctor’s “stamp” to catch quack physicians. Malnutrition – 10 Million Nigerian Children Risk Mental Deformity in Adulthood. FG called on to establish a National Disease Observatory System (NDOS) to prepare for epidemics emergencies. NHIS crisis taking toll on health service providers, enrollees — Medical Directors. Nigeria, USAID launch medical warehouse facility. LUTH discharges three patients admitted for […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11 August 2017

Nigeria Records Poor Outing as Only 23% of Children Get Immunised. Revamp PHCs in your states, Health Minister urges governors. FG plans relocation of Lagos drug markets. Lassa fever: Lagos urges calm as three test positive, 22 More under Surveillance. Nearly 900,000 Children in Nigeria Receive Anti-Malaria Drugs. America commits $85m to HIV prevalence survey in Nigeria. Heritage Bank Partners with […]

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Top Ten News on Health, 04 August 2017

FG set to achieve 50% exclusive breastfeeding by 2018. Counterfeit drugs: Nigeria sets up coordinated centres for drugs distributors. NCDC advises on prevention of infectious disease outbreaks during flooding. Nigeria will Eradicate Fistula in 10 Years, Says Adewole. Poor breast-feeding costs Nigeria $21bn yearly – UNICEF. Gates Foundation, U.S. varsity praise Nigeria for accurate immunisation data reporting. Nigeria needs 10,605 new […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19 May 2017

FG activates Ebola preparedness plan. Nigeria’s dilapidated PHCs where torchlights are used for birth delivery. Anti-HIV progress under threat. GE launches Nigeria’s first 3D auto-ultrasound breast centre. 32 states not fully committed to malnutrition treatment, says UNICEF. HIV Vaccine Advocacy Day: World inching closer to licensable vaccines. FG conducts 4,349 surgeries, 17,793 screenings for indigent Nigerians. Kano State Govt. Spends N433m on […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12 May 2017

Nigeria ranked 7th among countries facing shortage of health workers. FG introduces new yellow card. FG to Upgrade Standard of Midwifery Practices in Nigeria. Fraud allegations threaten health insurance scheme. Health minister visits 82 freed Chibok girls receiving hospital care. China Donates $5m to Fight Malnutrition in N’East Nigeria. Oyo vaccinates 1.62m against polio. Kano State Govt. procures N3bn equipment for Giginyu […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 05 May 2017

FG inaugurates governing Boards, Councils of tertiary health institutions. FG approves UNTH, UITH sites for surveillance. NSHIP, World Bank commit ‎$145m on health facilities in north east. NMA rejects salary harmonisation. HIV treatment should be included in Nigeria’s health insurance scheme – NACA boss. Ambode gets N3.84 billion to fight HIV/AIDS in Lagos. As Gombe battles shortage of nurses, midwives, govt […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 07 April 2017

Nigeria begins Meningitis vaccination campaign as death toll rises to 336. Meningitis: Nigerian govt explains challenges, successes in dealing with outbreak. Nigerians are most depressed in Africa, says WHO. Investigation: Eleven years after ban, Chloroquine still used for malaria treatment in Nigeria. WHO to immunise 1.9m children against polio in Borno. Borno records 3,800 new […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24 March 2017

LUTH initiates suicide prevention service. World Bank approves $200 million emergency support to North East. Japan gives US$ 33.3 million grant to end polio in Nigeria. Crippled by poor funding, Nigerian drug research institute in darkness for nine months. Senate to Investigate NHIS Boss for Mismanagement, Alleged Fraud. Nigeria-Dubai partnership for health promises optimal services. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 03 February 2017

Jos communities reject polio vaccine, want food instead. Health minister denies knowledge of HIV cure by Abia professor. Reps to earmark more funds to upgrade State House Hospital. Private hospitals owners give conditions for participation in NHIS. Hospital of ‘Doctor’ carrying out surgery without certificate shut in Lagos. Ogun shuts seven health facilities. Resident doctors […]