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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, 12th November 2021

Nigeria, 49 others pledge to end health sector emissions. Buhari cautions world leaders on the danger of hoarding COVID-19 vaccines. Gender Imbalance: Nigeria at loss, groups assert. More domestic, foreign resources needed to end TB in Nigeria – Health Minister, Ehanire. WHO delivers solar panels to an accredited polio laboratory in Borno State. 70% target […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st October 2021

FG launches local vaccine policy. Nigeria misses out as 15 African nations hit 10% COVID-19 vaccination target. Vaccinated people can be infected with COVID-19, infect others — Health Minister. Wanted: A clear vaccine advisory for pregnant, nursing mothers in Nigeria –Iheakweazu. Alleged Fake COVID-19 Test: Senate investigates attempts to defraud Nigerian travellers in Ghana. Nigeria […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th September 2021

Buhari okays hosting of Int. Summit on Primary Healthcare. FG reads riot act to buyers, sellers of COVID-19 vaccination card. Nigeria ‘ll not be on UK’s COVID-19 red list, says NPHCDA. UNDP, EpiAFRIC, NHW, Reboot, Call for Submission to #Hack4COVIDWaste. Attacking Gates, attacking vaccines: How conflict, religion and conspiracy theories drive COVID-19 misinformation in Nigeria. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th September 2021

FG Targets 52m Vaccines by Second Quarter 2022. NMA, Optimal, others set agenda for Osinbajo’s health reforms committee. Most National health act provisions inadequately implemented since inception. UNDP, others inaugurate hackathon for COVID-19 waste disposal. Growing concern over mental health of cancer patients. Nigeria’s 54gene closes $25m Series B to advance global drug discovery capabilities. […]

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Thought Leadership

“Detti no dey kill black man” – The Unhygienic State of Nigerian Markets

Sanitation and hygiene are cost-effective approaches against infectious diseases. However, this relatively inexpensive way of preventing infectious diseases seems to be neglected in most markets in Nigeria. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that an estimated 100 million Nigerians lack basic sanitation facilities. The poor sanitation in Nigeria’s markets should be a matter of greater […]

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Three ideas to bridge the SRH access gap for women and girls in conflict areas

Indo (not her real name) was just 15 years old when she became pregnant. Her boyfriend took her to the only general hospital in their community to terminate the pregnancy. The general hospital did not offer safe abortion services, so, the midwife advised them to formally inform their parents and make necessary arrangements to have […]

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The 2021 Lagos Health Summit: A Timely Focus on Strengthening Healthcare Systems with Technology

By Tosin Akinola (Guest Writer) Technology was pivotal in ensuring that healthcare services could continue to operate even as the COVID-19 pandemic raged. Countries like South Korea leveraged on technology to support their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They used different tools for aggressive contact tracings, such as security camera footage, facial recognition technology, bank […]

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Bayelsa Health Summit 2021 - Building back better and stronger

By Dr. Chijioke Kaduru (Guest Writer) There is widespread consensus around the globe on the need to strengthen health systems and make them more resilient. A health system includes all of the different institutions, actors and resources involved in delivering healthcare to individuals. Despite this accord, there is continued debate exactly how individual countries should […]

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Access to kidney care critical for Nigeria to “live well” with kidney disease: World Kidney Day 2021

By Gabriel Oke and Hadiza Mohammed (Lead Writers) World Kidney Day is celebrated every year to create awareness about kidney diseases and advocate for care towards people who are living with any stage of kidney disease. The day serves as a day to drive conversations and communicate the benefits of healthy living. Over 2 million […]

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Heart and Grit: Girl Child Concerns is empowering adolescent girls to offer maternal health services in Borno State

“Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.” — Adelaide Hoodless In Nigeria, maternal health care is fragmented, so maternal health services are provided by various service providers in the public sector, private sector, informal providers and even religious institutions. In communities, culture and tradition influence maternal health-seeking behaviour […]

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How Tayi PHC in Niger is increasing FP services through community-focused advocacy

By Bashar Abubakar (Lead Writer) Habiba Aliyu, 20, gave birth to her first child in 2019 while preparing to begin her journey as a health worker. As a student at a health training institution in Niger State, Aliyu wants to become a Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW). ‘’All my life I wanted to be a […]

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No Retreat No Surrender: Celebrating frontline responders in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

By Beti Baiye & Patience Adejo (Lead Writers) It is not surprising that the fight against COVID-19 has introduced a great deal of military metaphors in the media globally. The world has been at war with a virus and from the outset, healthcare workers of different cadres have been at the frontline of defense between […]