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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, 6th November 2020

Minister worries over imminent COVID-19 second wave, warns against complacency. ‘Patients are dying’ — rep begs Ehanire to reopen Kogi medical centre.  Doctor who treated injured #EndSARS protesters dies of COVID-19. Malnutrition kills 124 Kaduna children in nine months. Curbing mental health challenges. Childhood diseases will surge if looted vaccines are not returned – NMA […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st July 2020

Over 20 million Nigerians infected with hepatitis- Minister. FG Plans $3bn Budget for Immunisation. Giving hope to pregnant COVID-19 patients: LUTH in giant strides. Ensuring access to family planning commodities in rural areas. Malaria deaths could surge due to COVID-19 if not checked – Nigerian govt. Need for Political Will in Disease Preparedness. FG rejects […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th April 2020

40 health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 – Health Minister. COVID-19: U.S. funding assistance to Nigeria hits $21.4 million – Embassy. Malnutrition amidst COVID-19: Thousands of children suffer damage, death In Sokoto. COVID-19: WHO demands action to prevent malaria, other diseases setback. Sanwo-Olu approves increment of hazard allowance for all health workers In Lagos. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th August 2019

WHO approves two highly effective Ebola drugs for immediate use. Nigeria: NCAA issues Ebola alert to Airlines, calls for vigilance. UNAIDS welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director. Osun Begins Construction of 120 Bed Ward, 30 Doctors Quarter. Borno State launches first Malaria Operational Plan, reawakens fight against malaria. Yellow Fever: […]

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Top Ten News Items On Health, 17th May 2019

World Bank appoints Nigeria’s ex-minister, Muhammad Pate, as global director for health. DFID spends N4bn to support 52,393 pregnant women in Zamfara. Boko Haram: Nigeria govt spent over N5 billion on humanitarian services in Borno – Minister. FG proposes 6 medical warehouses – Minister. Malnutrition: Senator seeks import waiver for ready to use therapeutic food. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th March 2019

1.9 million Nigerians living with HIV – NACA boss. 2 Neonatal mortality, great challenge to developmental goals – Paediatrician. About 18 Nigerians die of tuberculosis every hour – Expert. How ‘contact tracing’ helps curb Lassa fever spread – NCDC. FG, UN sign MoU on HIV/AIDS. Health financing and crisis of healthcare system in Nigeria. Lassa […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st March 2019

Financing primary healthcare systems vital to improving peoples’ lives — Melinda Gates. How community informants help improve polio surveillance – WHO. Hygeia HMO partners Access Bank on IVF treatment. NSIA-LUTH Centre rekindles hope for cancer patients in Nigeria. 34 States rank low in health budgetary allocations. Maternal Health: Kano emerges overall North-West champion in 2018. SKG Pharma Boss Tasks Govt on […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd February 2019

Six states to benefit from N23.3b UK malaria intervention project. Government urged to step up to HIV as donor funding drops. FG allocates land for Afreximbank’s medical centre of excellence. Commit 1% of your profit to health sector, Dangote tells business leaders. Why Nigeria is battling to control disease outbreaks like Lassa fever. 10 Killed, 28 New Cases Recorded As Lassa […]

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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, 1st February 2019

Immunisation: FG, Bill Gates Foundation Sign $75m Financing Agreement. World Leprosy Day – Nigerians urged to stop discrimination against lepers. Nigeria has 11 million stunted children – UNICEF. FG plans to reduce medical tourism with innovative cancer centres. 14.3 million Nigerians abuse cocaine, tramadol, others – FG. Gov. El-Rufai inaugurates multi million naira Dialysis Center in Kaduna. JOHESU threatens to embark […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th November 2018

Buhari signs bill establishing Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Lassa fever kills two, infects five in Edo, Ebonyi, Ondo. WHO cautions against misuse of antibiotics. FCT school feeding takes off Jan. Only 7 Geriatricians for over 9m old Nigerians. German Government Gives Plus 6M Grant To Hospital. Delta to spend N8.6bn on health in 2019. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st August 2018

Nigeria’s Polio laboratories pass another round of accreditation exercise. Donors provide 95% of HIV/AIDS funding in Nigeria –NACA DG. Fresh Crisis rocks NHIS; Governing Council rejects budget, accuses management of ‘padding’. INVESTIGATION: Abuja drug sellers, street vendors cashing in on codeine ban. Inside some Nigeria’s appalling public health centres. Outbreak of diarrhoea hits Borno. FG’s Vision 2020 ‘Right […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th August 2018

FG okays $150m World Bank Loan for Polio Eradication. Nigeria launches Epidemic Response Scheme to combat infectious diseases. DRC begins vaccination against latest Ebola outbreak. Only 24% infants exclusively breastfed in Nigeria – Health Ministry. Cholera Kills 11 In Kano. Lassa Fever: Enugu confirms one death. Borno NSHIP, UNICEF Unveils Plan to Address Manpower, Infrastructural Gaps In Health […]