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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th May 2021

NAFDAC approves Pfizer Biotech Vaccine for emergency use authorisation. COVID-19 Surge: FG reduces test to 72hrs, restricts travelers from Brazil, Turkey, India. COVID-19 hinders immunisation, puts millions of children at risk – WHO. US grants $73m COVID-19 assistance to Nigeria. World Hand Hygiene Day: Nigerians must learn from India to avoid COVID-19 third wave — […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd April 2021

COVID-19: Lagos, Kano, Kaduna lead as Nigeria vaccinates 1,133,325. COVID-19: Nigeria records zero deaths in 10 days, 100 new cases. COVID-19 Vaccine: We are targeting over 70% of Nigeria- FG. COVID-19 Vaccine: No diagnosed case of blood clots, no death recorded – NPHCDA. Nigeria launches reproductive maternal newborn child, elderly health & nutrition operational plan […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th April 2021

Nigeria administers 2nd highest doses in Africa — WHO. Nigeria vaccinates 1.05m persons with 1st dose. High mortality rate: FG to launch Nat’l Emergency Medical Service, Ambulance System — Minister. 2021 supplementary budget to accommodate doctors’ hazard allowance – Gbajabiamila. SEC to establish N100bn health fund to support COVID-19 fight. No, 60% of women in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th April 2021

Lagos, Ogun lead as 964,387 people get COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19: We’re confident in AstraZeneca’s ability to save lives — FG. COVID-19: Nigerian govt gives states condition to halt vaccination. FG re-Invites striking resident doctors. Bird flu hits Kano, Kaduna, 5 other Nigerian states, NCDC Says. HIV: As treatment access drops, Nigeria loses 15% children, adolescent […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd April 2021

Resident doctors begin nationwide strike over welfare issues. COVID-19: Nigeria vaccinates over 800,000 people. FG recovers N49.7bn debt, to spend N296bn on COVID-19 vaccination–Minister. FCTA begins COVID-19 vaccination of journalists to enhance public confidence. FG restates commitment to child spacing, health sector funding. Japan to donate $18.2 million to the Nigerian health sector. About 3M […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th March 2021

Every one hour 18 Nigerians die of TB, Health Minister. Over 26.5 million Nigerian children vulnerable to water-related diseases – UNICEF. Don’t politicise COVID-19 vaccination, prioritise frontline health workers —NMA. House of Reps call for inclusion of tuberculosis in NHIS package. Nigeria launches HIV, STI treatment guideline for Key populations. UN report raises spectre of […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th March 2021

EU declares AstraZeneca vaccine safe, effective, as NGF backs its continuous use. Buhari launches $890M health grant to tackle Malaria, HIV, TB. FEC approves N3bn for NCDC lab equipment. Subscriber base for health insurance hits over 10.2 million, says NHIS. NPHCDA: All states have taken delivery of COVID-19 vaccine — except Kogi.  Health Security: Why […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th March 2021

Nigeria receives 3.94 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. FG: COVID-19 Vaccination Optional for Nigerians. FG: No COVID-19 vaccine for states without cold stores’ security. Vaccines, panacea for ending COVID-19, says expert. How lack of data, dwindling financial resources threaten plan to end AIDS by 2030, by NACA. Ebola: Reps urge FG to monitor travellers from […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th February 2021

COVID-19: Nigeria records 13 cases of variant found in UK – NCDC. CBN to partner investors to build modern health facilities, sponsor research on COVID-19. Nigeria will receive 16m free doses of COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021. Over 200m girls, women experience FGM – UNFPA. Bird flu resurfaces in Nigeria — Official. Nigeria […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th January 2021

Nigeria: WHO endorses Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 immunisation in Nigeria. COVID-19: FG moves to allay fears among Nigerian populace on vaccine safety. Buhari assents Disability Bill, inaugurates National Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Nigeria now has capacity to store COVID-19 vaccine –NPHCDA. COVID-19 Protocols: FG threatens travel ban on defaulting VIPs, govt officials.  Increased testing […]

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Top Ten Health News Items in 2020

Nigeria records first Coronavirus case. WHO declares Coronavirus a pandemic. WHO declares Nigeria polio free. Nigeria Plans to Approve Covid-19 Vaccine Early Next Year. BHCPF and the Defunding of NCDC during a Pandemic. Nigeria overtakes India as world capital for under-five deaths — 2 years earlier than projected. Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th December 2020

How to ensure no woman dies giving birth in Nigeria. 560,000 Nigerians living with HIV untreated. X-Raying the funding gaps in Nigeria’s epidemic preparedness. Nigeria: Covid-19 – Govt Warns, Says World Far From Mass Production of Vaccines. Dearth of nutritionists hinder implementation on food nutrition policy – Experts.  Despite having highest maternal mortality in Africa, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 18th September 2020

NEC, NCDC agree on fixed COVID-19 sample collection sites across states. Bill Gates: Nigeria should invest in PHC, disease surveillance, immunisation. Nigeria Health Watch launches project to advocate for better access to quality maternal medicines and contraceptives in Nigeria.  FG orders schools to conduct weekly COVID-19 assessment. Health insurance scheme: Gov Lalong warns managers against […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th September 2020

Nigeria overtakes India as world capital for under-five deaths — 2 years earlier than projected. Nigeria media and the fight against COVID-19 misinformation. COVID-19: Millions of children at risk of measles, polio, due to vaccination disruptions.  Buhari Approves N8.9bn COVID-19 Hazard Allowance for Health Workers. NACA unveils new HIV test kits, as Global Fund pledges […]