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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th January 2021

Nigeria: WHO endorses Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 immunisation in Nigeria. COVID-19: FG moves to allay fears among Nigerian populace on vaccine safety. Buhari assents Disability Bill, inaugurates National Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Nigeria now has capacity to store COVID-19 vaccine –NPHCDA. COVID-19 Protocols: FG threatens travel ban on defaulting VIPs, govt officials.  Increased testing […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th December 2020

How to ensure no woman dies giving birth in Nigeria. 560,000 Nigerians living with HIV untreated. X-Raying the funding gaps in Nigeria’s epidemic preparedness. Nigeria: Covid-19 – Govt Warns, Says World Far From Mass Production of Vaccines. Dearth of nutritionists hinder implementation on food nutrition policy – Experts.  Despite having highest maternal mortality in Africa, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th November 2020

Group to launch “Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?” Report. Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to curb maternal deaths. NCDC launches blog to document Covid-19 ‘Stories’. FG launches new health insurance scheme for citizens. Foreign arrivals presenting fake COVID-19 test results, FG cries out. COVID-19 vaccine: FG to inaugurate 18-man security […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th November 2020

Cancer: vaccine will be available in Nigeria 2021 – Dr Bagudu. Strengthening Primary, Maternal Health Care delivery in Nigerian communities. Antimicrobial resistance affecting treatment of malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS -WHO. Three states report 76 deaths from yellow fever in 11 days – NCDC. 2 Children die of complications as Ogun begins deworming 700,000 pupils. COVID-19 has complicated […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th November 2020

Minister worries over imminent COVID-19 second wave, warns against complacency. ‘Patients are dying’ — rep begs Ehanire to reopen Kogi medical centre.  Doctor who treated injured #EndSARS protesters dies of COVID-19. Malnutrition kills 124 Kaduna children in nine months. Curbing mental health challenges. Childhood diseases will surge if looted vaccines are not returned – NMA […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st October 2020

Nigeria must avoid second wave COVID-19 infections, Buhari warns. Nigeria must sustain immunisation to keep polio at bay, say NPHCDA, WHO. NHIS to spend N191.7 million for maternal-child health project. Implement 15% budgetary allocation to health, NMA tasks FG. NLC demands end to medical tourism by Govt Officials. Empower PHCs to provide mental health care. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th October 2020

Nigeria rolls out 10-year plan of achieving Universal Health Coverage. COVID-19: FG releases fresh guidelines for schools reopening nationwide.  NCDC D-G, NAPPSA President, discuss future of global healthcare system. World Sight Day: 75% of visual problems avoidable, says Optometrist Association. Nigeria has ratio of one pharmacist to 50,000 people -PSN. Delta launches HIV self-testing kit, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th August 2020

WHO certifies Africa free of wild polio virus. COVID-19: FG to strengthen routine immunisation. UNICEF urges Nigeria to use polio lessons to eradicate malaria, Lassa fever. A growing community of fact checkers fighting misinformation in Nigeria. Reps health committee urges FG, states to collaborate to develop sector.  COVID-19: FG to support NAFDAC on vaccine research […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21th August 2020

Nutrition experts call on FG to return N800m RUTF allocation removed from 2020 Budget. FG earmarks N126bn for health infrastructure upgrade. Nigeria to begin COVID-19 drug trial in 13 states – PTF. National Council on Health approves 2020 Basic Health Care Provision Fund guideline. NACA plans implementation of 2nd phase of HIV/AIDS response. NSIA sets […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th August 2020

Nigerians join in marking 1st World Mask Week. Six Months in the Eye of the COVID-19 Storm. FEC approves N8.4bn for additional testing, diagnostic materials for 774 LGAs. Health experts debunk COVID-19 misinformation in Nigeria. Board decries surge in maternal, infant mortality in Plateau. UNICEF, NPC unveil technology for automated birth registration. Malaria: WHO targets […]

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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, 17th April 2020

Buhari extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja by 14 days. COVID-19: EU donates N21bn to Nigeria. FG plans isolation centres at borders, 4,000 tests daily. COVID-19 prevention: What NCDC wants you to know about face mask. AfDB invests $10m in Pan-African healthcare fund. COVID-19: UN donates 10,000 test kits, 15 oxygen concentrators to Nigeria. Bloom […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th December 2019

2030: FHIS seeks adequate policies to achieve UHC. Malaria: EU/UNICEF programme treats 16,992 children in Adamawa. PharmAccess partners EDC to build capacity of healthcare professionals. SDG: Global Citizen partners Nigeria to meet 2030 target. It will take 25 years to reduce doctors’ shortage in Nigeria – NMA President. EU gives UNICEF Nigeria €54m to promote […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th September 2019

Bill Gates to African Leaders: Invest more in girl-child education, health. Number of women dying in childbirth way off track to meet worldwide targets. Yellow fever: Gombe confirms three cases, says source traced to Yankari in Bauchi. Nigeria Commemorates first World Patient Safety Day. Nutrition studies now in schools curricular, says Nutrition Society of Nigeria. […]