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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st July 2022

AfDB to cut $14bn annual import of medicine into Africa. Health workers’ shortage in Nigeria, others to hit 6.1m by 2030 – WHO study. No drug user has excuse not to get treatment now, says Marwa. COVID-19: Nigeria misses WHO vaccination target, experts task NPHCDA. Blood transfusion errors spark patient safety concerns. How To Ensure […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th June 2022

N2.7tr required to get PHC right – Experts discuss current challenges and opportunities. UTA tasks Nigeria on human development index, health-related SDGs. Water from boreholes, wells in Lagos unfit for human consumption –Commissioner. Plateau to establish agency for drug administration, control. COVID-19 vaccines saved 20m lives in first year, study says. NAICOM partners with security […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th May 2022

WHA75: Don’t use health issues to settle political scores, WHO warns world leaders. Panels to ensure implementation of National Health Insurance Authority Act. Monkeypox: ‘Too Early To Call It An Epidemic’. Calling 112: Is Nigeria Ready For An Emergency Response?. Conflicts, weather extremes, COVID-19 threaten global health – Summit. Sickle Cell: Expert calls for early […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th May 2022

Ensuring hand hygiene will help prevent infections in hospitals —Physician. WHO: COVID-19 Pandemic Killed Close To 17 Million Within Two Years. ‘Nigeria Not Where It Should Be On Immunisation Agenda 2030’. AGING AND FERTILITY HEALTH IN FEMALES. ‘Access To Quality Maternal Health Drugs Can Cut Nigeria’s Maternal Mortality By 50%’. Severe Malaria Can Cause Convulsions, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th April 2022

Society urges improved malaria fight. Adamawa declared cholera free, records monkey pox. Psychiatrist tasks FG on security strategies to boost mental health. COVID-19: Infections in Africa could be 97 times higher than reported – WHO. FGM: Erring doctors, nurses to lose licences, face jail terms. Studies show that meningitis vaccine protects against Gonorrhoea. Lassa Fever […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st April 2022

Forum targets 50% reduction in medical tourism by 2027. COVID-19: Wearing Of Face Masks In Public Places Now Optional, Says FG. NGO tasks Kaduna on WASH in health centres. NGO tasks Kaduna on WASH in health centres. FG seeks partnership with Rivers on health. Reps to meet medical directors over healthcare waste disposal. We Are […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th March 2022

Osinbajo Calls For Increased Investments In PHC. Vaccinated Travellers Arriving Nigeria No Longer Required To Take COVID-19 Test – FG. Stemming out-of-pocket medical expenses. World Water Day 2022 and Lagos’ acute water scarcity. 2022 World TB Day: Stigma, poor funding, other factors threaten disease elimination in Nigeria. Nigeria loses N300m annually for deficiency in oral […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th February 2022

Nigeria’s COVID Vaccine Drive Gets a Boost as African Leaders Push 70% Vaccination Target. Omicron BA.2 sub-variant more infectious, says Africa CDC. CBN’s Healthcare Intervention As Key To Curbing Medical Tourism. Patent waiver seen stalling vaccine production in Nigeria. Hope for sickle cell patients as ‘cure emerges’. COVID-19: WHO announces 68,000 deaths in one week. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 18th February 2022

Six African countries to get own mRNA jab production. HIV/AIDS Fund: A Welcome Initiative. Nigeria reports additional 58 confirmed Lassa fever cases in first week of February. UN carpets FG as Nigeria records 3,604 cholera deaths in 425 LGs. Lagos To Clamp Down On Unregistered Alternative Medicine Practitioners. Climate Change: UN report identifies looming environmental […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th January 2022

Senate Passes Bill on Infectious, Contagious Diseases. Debates over N10 drinks on carbonated tax continues. NAFDAC halts registration of alcohol in sachets, glass bottles below 200ml. Nigeria medical consultants demand implementation of new retirement age. Akwa Ibom raises the alarm over prevalence of tropical diseases. Lagos health workers to commence three-day warning strike. Lawmaker promises […]

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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 […]