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Report from the National Council on Health: A healthy population; the best insurance for the Nigerian economy to thrive

Once a year, the Minister of Health and his team meet with all the Commissioners of Health for the National Council on Health (NCH). This year, the Council deliberated, reviewing key health issues of national importance, between the 6th and 9th of November 2017. As provided for in the National Health Act (2014), this is […]

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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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“Does Leadership Matter” in the Nigerian health sector?

The greatest challenges and the greatest opportunities that any unit in society has begins with its pattern of leadership. Who makes those decisions that create ripples, trickling down into the lives of the people, and in whose interest are those decisions made? Leadership occupies a pivotal role  from the domestic sphere of the family to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th February 2017

Nigeria’s Mohammed Pate, two other candidates shortlisted for Global Fund’s ED post. Health Minister Inaugurates Statutory Committees for National Health Act. Minister appeals to the West African College of Surgeons to reduce training period of residents to 5yrs. World donors gather in Oslo to tackle Nigeria famine. 10 things you should know about the crisis […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 06 January 2017

Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease. INTERVIEW: Nigeria’s health minister speaks on resident doctors, polio, tuberculosis, budget, transparency, others. No Plastic Rice in Nigeria, says NAFDAC. FG kick-starts Rapid Response Initiative in North East with N4.6bn. Health Ministry Seeks N35 Billion for Trauma Centres. Polio: No case of disease in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16 December 2016

Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report. New WHO Country Representative formally assumes duties in Nigeria. Global Fund to invest N1 billion on health in Nigeria – Minister. NMA suspends 12 doctors for alleged indiscipline. Borno records 512 new HIV cases in IDPs’ camps. Boko Haram: UMTH employs 100 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 02 December 2016

FG launches Guidelines For HIV/AIDS Prevention. World AIDS Day: US donates $400m, urges FG To invest in health. 800 Nigerians die daily from Malaria, says SFH. 900 doctors vie for 40 slots at National Hospital. Brain drain hits LUTH, 20 doctors resign in a year. Lagos shuts 13 hospitals over quackery. Nigerian govt., Unilever sign […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th November 2016

$400m Polio funds not stolen, says Health Minister. FG, GSK freeze price of Pneumonia Vaccines for next 10 Years. Lagos records 9,579 fresh HIV cases in 6 months. Lagos to begin health insurance scheme 2017. Senate probes secret recruitment, lopsided appointments in NHIS. Sokoto deploys 175 doctors, nurses, midwives to PHCs. Kaduna partners GE to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 18 November 2016

Nigeria records 35 per cent decline in malaria cases. Nigeria loses $2.4bn to malaria annually— FG, Dangote Foundation. WHO donates Polio Modular Laboratory to UCH. NACA inaugurates HIV/AIDS stigma reduction strategy. Health Ministry to establish Bank of Health. Nigeria to establish trauma centres in major hospitals. Lagos sanctions PHC workers for selling free drugs to […]

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Top News Items on Health, 11 November 2016

AfDB approves US $1-million grant to finance nutrition campaign in Nigeria’s Borno State. WHO and partners support measles vaccination in Borno State, Nigeria. NCDC releases risk assessment of Zika virus infection for Nigeria. Buhari commissions Edo five-star hospital. Masari: Gov promises to establish Faculty of Medicine, Teaching Hospital. Yobe spends N1.7bn to rehabilitate general hospitals. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th September, 2016

FG cancels plan to build 10,000 PHCs. UNICEF revises humanitarian funding appeal for Nigeria to US$ 115m. FG begins free screening for cancer. FG launches first national HIV improvement projects. Report on restructuring of Residency Training Programme submitted to Minister. Lack of incubators: Tragedy of Nigeria’s premature babies. Nigeria contributes 10% to worlds maternal mortality – UNFPA. Kaduna pursues affordable healthcare through […]

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We have started our Descent: Strikes and the Future of Public Sector Health Delivery

Over the past ten years, no sector has been more affected by strikes in contemporary Nigerian history, than the health sector. Paradoxically, given the nature of its work, this is an area where one would assume that the most compassion in any society should be found. It does not add up. We need to reset […]

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A tangled web: the complicated ethics of medical referrals from Nigeria to India

This thought-provoking piece was contributed by Ifeanyi Nsofor who has just joined the NHW team. Pls share it with every one you know….its worth thinking about before you need to think about it.  Please share your perspective on the comments section or by tweeting us @nighealthwatch  Our beautiful daughter was born in August 2009 and weighed 3.4kg. […]