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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th August 2020

Exclusive breastfeeding: NASS to review health insurance bill. COVID-19: Reduction of new cases not flattening curve — NCDC. Buhari orders compulsory use of face masks nationwide. COVID-19: Why Nigeria should tackle disruptions in malaria services. Lagos PHCs where basic hygiene is undermined. Access to family planning cut by 100% as Ogun battles dearth of health […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd July2020

COVID-19: Expect rise in cases with eased restrictions – FG. FG converts all govt hospitals in FCT to COVID-19 sample collection centre. Deaths from HIV, TB and Malaria could double in 12 months – Report. Cervical Cancer: FG to introduce HPV immunisation on national scale by 2021. Reps call for establishment of comprehensive cancer centres […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th June 2020

Anxiety over more deaths, rising cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Covid-19: PTF rules out another total lockdown. AfDB approves $288.5m for Nigeria COVID-19 Response Support Programme. NNPC deploys funds for medical infrastructure across Nigeria – Official. Health workers to get hazard allowance this week, says Fed Govt. Governors declare state of emergency on sexual, gender-based […]

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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, 15th May 2020

Nigeria’s COVID-19 burden rises above 5,000, with 193 new cases on Thursday. COVID-19: CBN launches N100bn intervention fund, urges scientists to develop local vaccines. COVID-19: NCDC outlines principles of engagement with private laboratories. Nigeria drives routine immunization amid COVID-19. Strange illnesses: Pathologists from high burden states train on investigation. Nigerian startup Helium Health secures $10m […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th May 2020

Coronavirus: Buhari seeks international cooperation. 54gene rolls out mobile laboratory to boost Nigeria’s coronavirus test capacity. Nigerians yet to come to terms with deadly nature of COVID-19, FG laments. Prepare for fresh total lockdown if COVID-19 cases rise, says PTF. COVID-19 likely to raise TB deaths by 1.4m. 19 million displaced children vulnerable to coronavirus […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th March 2020

WHO declares Coronavirus a pandemic. N6.7trn needed for 2nd National Health Plan — FG. Over 3.4 million persons vaccinated against Yellow Fever in Rivers State. World Kidney Day: Surviving Kidney Disease In Nigeria. Celebrating the Nigerian woman – the epitome of courage, strength and hope. 660,000 Deltans enrolls into contributory health insurance scheme — Okowa. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th February 2020

Nigeria records first Coronavirus case. COVID19: NCDC Deploys Rapid Response Teams To Lagos. Lagos tracks contacts of index case of Coronavirus. Orji: NSIA Intervention in Healthcare Will Curb Medical Tourism. NHIS to extend health insurance to informal sector. Plateau Govt establishes health insurance scheme distributes 2.5m LLINs. Dangote, Bill Gates commend Ganduje on quality healthcare […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th February 2020

Nigeria gets 3 centres to test for coronavirus. NGF, state health commissioners strategise on primary healthcare. Nigeria, Ivory Coast to get $20m Safe Birth Initiative. Improving Funding for Epidemic Preparedness. Fayemi approves six months maternity leave for Ekiti workers. Kaduna Health Insurance Scheme enrols 12,000 persons in one week. State Insurance Laws will improve health […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st January 2020

WHO declares coronavirus global health emergency. FG collaborates with D-8’s hespi in rehabilitation of health sector. NASS committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage – Oloriegbe. Nigeria to get $417m from Global Fund to tackle Malaria. Nigeria May Lose 2m Children to Pneumonia, UNICEF Warns. Germany Pledges More Support for Nigeria’s Effort in Polio Eradication. Nestle […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th January 2020

2 out of 10 deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants in Kano – Report. Coronavirus: FG Intensifies Checks at Nation’s Airports. Gov Sanwo-Olu lauds NNPC, SNEPCo’s donation of medical emergency equipment. With signing of health insurance bill, Gombe set to access BHCPF. Nigeria seeks $890 million to tackle HIV, TB, malaria. Implement National Health Policy […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th December 2019

World AIDS Day: Nigeria needs to tackle Mother-to-Child Transmission to meet 2030 target. Lagos to begin treatment of neglected diseases. FG engages stakeholder for attainment of Universal Health Coverage through NHIS. 54% of NHIS 2019 approved budget released so far – Official. CCD urges Akwa Ibom govt to enact PWDs Law. Minister of State flags […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th November 2019

2 million Nigerian girls, women raped annually, as FG launches sex offenders register. Aisha Buhari asks private sector to join her fight severe malnutrition in Nigeria. Family Planning and push for Human Capital Development. Political will, free healthcare to pregnant  women will address maternal mortality in Nigeria. FG pledges to strengthen Nigeria’s health security. SDGs: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th November 2019

UHC: House of Reps Sets Agenda to Demystify NHIS. #JusticeforbabyRalph: Lagos sets up committee to investigate death of toddler in Ikorodu Hospital. UK pledge £400m to vaccinate 400m children yearly against polio. 2018 NDHS: Buhari says survey report comprehensive for formulation of policies. Resident Doctors give Kaduna govt 21-day strike notice. FG Rehabilitates 4,000 PHCs […]