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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 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th September 2020

FG further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions. NHIS set to accredit 100 Primary Health Centres in Kebbi. President Buhari reiterates support for primary healthcare. Celebrating Nigerian health workers as unsung heroes against COVID-19. Sirika: COVID-19 tests must be done within three days to arrival in Nigeria. Untapped $500m funding opportunity for Nigeria health sector. Recurring epidemic: Why […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th August 2020

WHO certifies Africa free of wild polio virus. COVID-19: FG to strengthen routine immunisation. UNICEF urges Nigeria to use polio lessons to eradicate malaria, Lassa fever. A growing community of fact checkers fighting misinformation in Nigeria. Reps health committee urges FG, states to collaborate to develop sector.  COVID-19: FG to support NAFDAC on vaccine research […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th August 2020

Nigerians join in marking 1st World Mask Week. Six Months in the Eye of the COVID-19 Storm. FEC approves N8.4bn for additional testing, diagnostic materials for 774 LGAs. Health experts debunk COVID-19 misinformation in Nigeria. Board decries surge in maternal, infant mortality in Plateau. UNICEF, NPC unveil technology for automated birth registration. Malaria: WHO targets […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th June 2020

WHO declares Nigeria polio free. World Blood Donor Day: Lagos requires 260,000 units annually – Abayomi. Dexamethasaone not approved for treating COVID-19 patients, says NCDC. Resident doctors begin strike, exempt COVID-19 centres’ personnel. Women’s group asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on rape, gender violence. Lagos overwhelmed, hospitals, isolation centres filled up –Doctors. Katsina, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th June 2020

NCDC opens new COVID-19 testing laboratory in Abuja. WorldNoTobaccoDay: Groups urge FG to enforce tobacco control regulations. COVID-19: NCDC releases new guidelines on treatment, discharge of patients. Understanding silent spread: Coronavirus disease is not always obvious. Fayemi inaugurates molecular lab to perform 12,000 tests monthly. Ondo partners AfDB to eradicate malaria. Post-COVID: Health insurance way […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd May 2020

‘From 665 to 6,677’ — how Nigeria recorded over 6,000 COVID-19 cases in one month. COVID-19: NAFDAC reduces cost of registration for MSMEs by 80%. Don’t lose sight of malaria while fighting COVID-19 –PSN. COVID-19: Kebbi State boosts health workers’ morale, approves safety allowances. Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of fistula yearly – UNFPA. NCP […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st May 2020

NCDC declares end to 2020 emergency Lassa fever outbreak over. COVID-19: Buhari approves gradual ease of lockdown in FCT, Lagos, Ogun from May 4. Coronavirus: Nigerian health workers to get 50 per cent of basic salary as hazard allowance. Coronavirus: Nigeria faces dire consequences as casualties among health workers increase. Cholera: One dead, 68 persons […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd April 2020

Buhari announces 2-week lockdown of Lagos, Abuja, Ogun as coronavirus spreads. WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19: CBN, Dangote, Elumelu, Wigwe, Otedola, BUA, others, donate N15.3bn. Global coronavirus cases top 1 million, with over 50,000 deaths. When to test for Covid-19, and how to do it. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th March 2020

Coronavirus: Buhari releases N15b to tackle Pandemic. Private Sector Coalition targets N120bn to overcome COVID-19. 54gene’s Fund to increase coronavirus testing in Nigeria hits $500,000 in 24hrs. Nigeria records first death from Coronavirus. World Water Day: Group seeks declaration of emergency on water sector as Coronavirus cases rise. N85.34bn needed to control tuberculosis, says campaigner. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th March 2020

Coronavirus: Buhari lauds Dangote Foundation’s N200 Million donation. Lassa Fever: Nigeria records 11 new deaths – NCDC. Nigeria to be certified polio-free by June 2020 – Africa Regional team. Acute Malnutrition hits 200,000 children in Katsina. FG to rehabilitate additional 10,000 Primary Health Centres – Minister. Cancer: Kebbi govt signs MOU with Roche Nigeria limited […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21st February 2020

No Nigerian in China infected with Covid-19 – Official. WHO, UNICEF rank Nigeria poor in child survival index. World Bank approves $2.2b loans for Nigeria; Ogun, others beneficiaries. Lassa Fever hits Lagos as govt lists precautions, emergency numbers. Senate plans repeal of NHIS Act, raises hope for informal-sector participants. EU Announces N32m Humanitarian Aid to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th January 2020

Nigeria Announces Three New Laboratories For Yellow Fever, Measles and Rubella. ‘No shortcuts to a healthier world’: WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade. NGO Alerts Bauchi over Out of Stock RUTF for Treatment of Malnutrition. NAFDAC to move against manufacturers of milk, sugar, salt not fortified with vitamin A. Many Nigerians link […]