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Nigeria successfully completes Joint External Evaluation of International Health Regulations

Nigeria has made commendable progress in fulfilling the requirements of the International Health Regulations (IHR). This is the verdict of the 7-day Joint External Evaluation (JEE) process by a team of international experts as they assessed Nigeria’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to threats of public health significance. At a ceremony to mark the […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16 December 2016

Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report. New WHO Country Representative formally assumes duties in Nigeria. Global Fund to invest N1 billion on health in Nigeria – Minister. NMA suspends 12 doctors for alleged indiscipline. Borno records 512 new HIV cases in IDPs’ camps. Boko Haram: UMTH employs 100 […]

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Africa

Antibiotic Resistance in Nigeria: From Awareness to Action

Editor’s Note: Iruka N. Okeke is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a UK Medical Research Council African Research Leader.  She writes extensively on the need to grow microbiology research and practice in African countries. In this week’s Thought Leadership piece she writes about the need for action in the fight against […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th September, 2016

FG cancels plan to build 10,000 PHCs. UNICEF revises humanitarian funding appeal for Nigeria to US$ 115m. FG begins free screening for cancer. FG launches first national HIV improvement projects. Report on restructuring of Residency Training Programme submitted to Minister. Lack of incubators: Tragedy of Nigeria’s premature babies. Nigeria contributes 10% to worlds maternal mortality – UNFPA. Kaduna pursues affordable healthcare through […]