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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th January 2021

Expectations for Nigeria’s Health Sector in 2022. 16-year-olds can now receive COVID-19 vaccine, says NPHCDA. WHO recommends two new drugs for treatment of COVID-19 patients. Nigerians living with dementia will exceed 1.4 million by 2050 – Study. Nigeria, others charged to reconfigure public health towards self-reliance – Africa CDC. In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st December 2021

Global Fund Signs a Record-breaking $8.54 Billion in Grants to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria. NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria. FEC approves N3bn for NCDC lab equipment. Resident Doctors Begin Nationwide Strike Over Welfare Issues. WHO to stop funding polio eradication in Nigeria, Africa by 2022. Afreximbank begins African Medical Centre […]

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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, 17th December 2021

FG warns Nigerians as COVID-19 cases rise by 630% in 10 days. Poor knowledge and practice around oxytocin could put women in Nigeria at risk during childbirth. WHO appoints Nigeria’s Ayoade Alakija as Special Envoy. NHIS canvasses one kobo per second telecoms charges for health coverage of vulnerable Nigerians. Basic Healthcare Provision Fund: Nigeria Health […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd December 2021

31 million PLWDs suffer as 23 states neglect disability rights. World AIDS Day:‘1.9m Nigerians living with HIV, infection rates not decreasing fast enough’. COVID-19: Nigeria confirms first cases of Omicron variant. 16 Days of Activism: Addressing the Pandemic of Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Women and Girls. FG forces COVID-19 jabs, workers plead for […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th November 2021

Nigeria risks fourth wave as South Africa detects deadlier COVID-19 variant. Nigeria Health Watch announces #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2021. Nominations are now open!. EU, Partners mobilise against Gender-based Violence. Advancing gender equality in accessing healthcare. Experts caution Nigerians against indiscriminate use of antibiotics to reduce future health crisis. COVID-19: Dec 1 deadline: Only 3% eligible […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th November 2021

Antimicrobial resistance may kill 10m yearly by 2025, says minister. Emefiele: CBN Disbursed N3trn loans to Nigerian businesses in one year to cushion the impact of Covid-19. Lassa fever kills 79 in 2021, now in all states, says NCDC. 6.7 million deaths globally linked to diabetes in 2021 ― Report. Nigeria considers offering covid booster […]

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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, 13th September 2021

Buhari approves Health Reform Committee, names VP Osinbajo Chairman. Ifedayo Adetifa replaces Ihekweazu as NCDC Director-General. EpiAFRIC Set to Hold Sixth ‘Health Meets Tech Hackathon. COVID-19: CBN disburses N400 billion TCF to Nigerians, receives 8 million applications. FG, health workers agree 65 years retirement age, increased salary. 121 Cases of vaccine-derived Polio Virus recorded in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th August 2021

NPHCDA sets Wednesday to begin the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. Resident doctors hold NEC meeting, resolve to continue strike. FG orders stoppage of striking doctors’ salaries. Cholera: Govs pledge to domesticate national health plan. Epidemic Preparedness: Despite COVID-19 lessons, healthcare funding still hovers below agreed threshold. Medical experts advocate use of Tech to accelerate […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th August 2021

WHO alerts to fake COVID-19 vaccines as FG receives more doses, begins vaccination. COVID-19: FG seeks private sector’s support for vaccine production. Polio resurfaces in Adamawa. Cholera: Nigeria records 37, 819 cases, 1,178 deaths from 23 states, FCT. FG tasks health institutions, professionals on blood safety regulation. NHIS plans expanded coverage of Nigerians by 2030. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th August 2021

816 killed as Cholera spreads across 23 States. NPHCDA, others inspect 177,600 J&J COVID-19 vaccines. WHO confirms West Africa’s first-ever case of Marburg virus disease in Guinea. Resident Doctors in Rivers pull out of nationwide strike by NARD. COVID-19: FG postpones second batch vaccination over ‘unforeseen circumstances’. Malaria kills nine Nigerians hourly, says minister. NAFDAC: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th August 2021

FG declares third wave of COVID-19 pandemic amid strike action by medical doctors. COVID-19: US delivers 4m doses Moderna vaccines to Nigeria to combat pandemic –Embassy. Exclusive Breastfeeding in Nigeria is only 29%, Says UNICEF, WHO. NAFDAC says test on Moderna vaccine to take four days. NHIS targets health insurance for all Nigerians by 2030. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 30th July 2021

FG orders activation of COVID-19 isolation centres nationwide. FG: 18 million Nigerians infected with Hepatitis. Death toll rises to 479 as Cholera spreads to 18 more states. Experts brainstorm on lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, disease outbreaks. Abia 7th in COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria, best in South East ― NPHCDA. COVID-19: FG reads riot act […]