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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, 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, 12th March 2021

Too early to determine decline in coronavirus infection – NCDC. FG allays fears over AstraZeneca vaccines as Austria, others suspend rollout. Healthcare may become fastest growing sector in Nigerian economy – Osinbajo. 12 million women deprived of contraception during COVID-19 pandemic –UNFPA. Even NOI?! #ChooseToChallenge: Gender inequality as a global health issue. Nigeria can achieve […]

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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, 26th February 2021

First clinical trials for Lassa fever vaccine begins in West Africa. UNICEF orders 4m doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Nigeria. USAID launches new $19m fund to improve healthcare in Nigeria.  FG to present supplementary budget for COVID-19 vaccines in March. FG trains 13,000 healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination exercise. 12% of Nigerian children don’t survive […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th February 2021

 NCDC issues public health advisory on Ebola disease. NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria.  COVID-19: Governors’ Forum given 7-day ultimatum to revive PHCs. USAID empowers Nigeria’s TB control programme to diagnose, treat suspected patients.  How governments, private sector can collaborate to strengthen epidemic preparedness in Nigeria. NCDC: 25 percent of Nigerians have […]

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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, 5th February 2021

COVAX releases list of COVID-19 vaccine recipients, gives Nigeria 16m doses. ANALYSIS: FG budgets N340m to prepare for next health crisis — but N500m for pilgrimages. Nigeria Health Watch presents findings from an assessment of WASH services in PHCs in FCT and Niger State. Investment in Covid-19 vaccines will strengthen Nigeria’s primary healthcare system, says […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th January 2021

COVID-19: FG orders 10m doses of vaccines, extends eased lockdown by 1 month. Stop COVID-19 vaccines misinformation in your domains, FG urges monarchs. NCDC confirms 200 cases of cholera in Benue. Osinbajo commends health workers, NCDC. Bill Gates to Nigerian govt: Invest in healthcare, not COVID-19 vaccines. FGM not a joke, UNFPA tells Govs.  Polio: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd January 2021

COVID-19: AU vaccine plan proposes up to $10 per dose for Nigeria, others. COVID-19 vaccines won’t alter your DNA, do not contain microchips – Dr Shuaib. Do everything possible to avoid second lockdown, PTF appeals to Nigerians. NCDC rolls out new guidelines on approved rapid diagnostic tests kits. COVID-19: Nigeria releases N10 bn for vaccine […]