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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th July 2020

COVID-19: ECOWAS, WAHO donate $8m medical equipment to PTF. COVID-19 has worsened maternal mortality rate in Nigeria– NPC Chairman. USAID launches $19.2m Child Health Award to support 76,000 HIV orphaned children. Kano Govt, partners to spend N3 bn on malaria control programme. COVID-19: FG to open testing centres in all 774 LGAs. Rotary RMNH canvasses […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th February 2020

Cancer: Foundation launches assistance programme to reduce cost of treatment. WHO certifies Nigeria, five others on capacity to diagonise Coronavirus. Coronavirus: Reps invite NCDC DG over evacuation of Nigerians from China. Lassa Fever: Irrua Specialist Hospital confirms death of three persons. Kano, Jigawa benefit from EUs N11.6b WASH intervention in Nigeria. FG budgets N620m to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th December 2019

2030: FHIS seeks adequate policies to achieve UHC. Malaria: EU/UNICEF programme treats 16,992 children in Adamawa. PharmAccess partners EDC to build capacity of healthcare professionals. SDG: Global Citizen partners Nigeria to meet 2030 target. It will take 25 years to reduce doctors’ shortage in Nigeria – NMA President. EU gives UNICEF Nigeria €54m to promote […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th May 2019

‘Midwives championing women’s rights to quality health care’. ‘Nigeria still at moderate risk of Ebola outbreak’. #PHC4UHC: Etsu Nupe laments medical tourism among Nigerians. Senate To Grill Adewole Over Poor State Of Healthcare. LUTH cancer centre opens to patients, promises sustainability. Ondo pharmacists protest delayed presidential assent to Pharmacy Bill. Malaria may never be eliminated […]

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Top Ten News Items On Health, 5th April 2019

Nigeria Loses Over N400bn On Annual Basis To Medical Tourism — Buhari. ACPN tasks NAFDAC on stricter regulation, fake drugs, open markets as agency turns 25. Africa loses $2.4tn yearly to diseases – WHO. NAFDAC reports fake cholera vaccine in Bangladesh. USAID Trains 500 Health Workers On Service Delivery. NCDC gives update of Lassa fever […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th September 2017

Six million Nigerian under-five children stunted due to malnutrition – UNICEF. FG to Provide ARV for 50,000 Additional People Living with HIV Yearly. JOHESU Strike: Deadlock as Nigerian govt, health unions fail to agree. Malaria: Cases Drop To 27 % In Nigeria – Minister. Nigerian govt appoints Ademola Magbojuri as acting NAFDAC DG. Mimiko at Chatham House, advises FG to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, July 28 2017

FG committed to elimination of viral hepatitis in Nigeria by 2021. NHIS controversy worsens as Reps reject agency’s budget. Nigeria sets up task force to reduce maternal mortality. No ‘’killer’’ Anti-Malaria medicines in Nigeria – NAFDAC. HMCAN urges FG to establish health fund. Lagos confirms two deaths from acute diarrhoea. Plateau confirms another case of Lassa fever. Ogun doctors threaten strike over […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17 March 2017

UNICEF Scales up Intervention in Malnutrition by 400% in North-east. FG disburses $500m maternal, child fund. Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control to get legal backing. Nigeria’s Health Minister calls for urgent meeting over Sprite, Fanta crisis. LASG advises indefinite shutdown of Queen’s College. Experts react as Buhari administration fails to appoint heads of Nigeria’s tertiary […]

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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, 04 November 2016

We have no accurate data of health insurance beneficiaries in Nigeria -Prof Yusuf. 1,473 midwives deployed to PHCs to save mothers, children. Nigeria to establish 3 hospitals to end Obstetric Fistula. Reps move to upgrade National Hospital. Sokoto to Rehabilitate 22 General Hospitals With N440m. Ogun doctors, state disagree over health sector performance. Workers’ protest […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 09 September 2016

Nigeria reports third polio case in Borno. Nigeria’s Health Council to approve National Health Policy. Government confirms Lassa Fever outbreak in Ondo State. Health minister inaugurates Ebonyi’s N350m Lassa fever centre. Kaduna State health sector gets Bill Gates, UK supports. Masari to establish teaching hospital. Cross River declares free medical care for taxable adults. Lagos […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19 August 2016

Lassa fever kills doctor, 2 others in Anambra. FG Releases N9.8bn to tackle polio outbreak. Drug scarcity hits Aso Rock clinic despite N3.87bn budget. Important drugs disappearing from market, pharmacists cry out. Nigeria makes slow progress against paediatric HIV infection. 7,000 infants live with HIV in Kaduna. El-Rufai tasks FG on mainstreaming NHIS for accessible […]

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"Good" health news out of Nigeria

When we started this blog we regularly posted news stories on health out of Nigeria. It was and is a difficult experience as there is hardly positive news to report. We hope that there are positive things happening and not getting reported rather than the lack of any positive activity in the health sector.Yes…we do […]