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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th September 2018

Nigeria Ranks 171st among Nations Investing in Education, Healthcare. Why extending support for immunisation in Nigeria was difficult decision – GAVI. FG to deploy 774 GeneXpert machines to improve TB diagnosis. WHO deploys nearly 4,000 volunteers to tackle malaria in Borno and Adamawa States. FG puts up 52 NNPC’s hospitals for commercial use. Minimum wage: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th April 2018

UNICEF: 4.3m Nigerian Children Miss out on Vaccinations Every Year. UNFPA: $10m Annual Budgetary Allocation to Family Planning, Poor. World Malaria Day: WHO urges Nigeria, others to boost investments in malaria control. Nigerian govt approves licensing, commercialisation of anti-sickle cell drug. FG launches disease surveillance project in wake of Ebola. Nigerian health workers strike will end soon – Minister. HIV prevalence […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 09 February 2018

President Buhari reinstates suspended NHIS Boss. Council on Health approves 12 recommendations to tackle disease outbreaks. Presidency orders rollout of 200,000-strong nationwide CHIPS. FG to conduct nationwide cancer screening. FG moves to bridge Emergency Health Services gaps. Kaduna Assembly Okays Contributory Health Bill. LUTH creates more awareness on suicide prevention. Health workers issue FG 21 days ultimatum to meet demands. Workers shutdown Federal […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th December 2017

Adewole: Nigeria is Committed to Universal Health Coverage. Senate moves to ensure mandatory health insurance, subsidy for poor. Over 600 doctors migrated from Nigeria in 2 years – NMA. FMC Umuahia performs two kidney transplants. Adewole: 8O% of Health Issues Can Be Solved at PHCs. Nigerian health workers pass vote of no confidence on Minister. Government hospitals detain patients in Lagos. Obaseki […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th November 2017

Indiscriminate use of antibiotics now global health threat – Experts. Nigeria infant mortality rate falls — UNICEF, Statistics Bureau. NMA raises alarm as 900 doctors resign from UCH, Lagos hospitals. Relief for snakebite victims as 5,000 anti-venom vials arrive Nigeria.  HIV/AIDS: FG evaluates, adopts rapid test kits. INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres. UniAbuja gets approval to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th October 2017

Government confirms three cases of Monkeypox in Bayelsa. Monkey pox: Army not dispensing vaccines — FG. Monkey pox virus-Sultan dispels rumours linking outbreak to vaccine safety. Adewole: Nigeria Almost Polio-free, Commends WHO’s Efforts on Disease Control. Reps adopt upward review of tobacco tax.  Pregnant women to enjoy free child delivery in Anambra. UNTH can’t run x-ray, blood count test […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th September 2017

Six million Nigerian under-five children stunted due to malnutrition – UNICEF. FG to Provide ARV for 50,000 Additional People Living with HIV Yearly. JOHESU Strike: Deadlock as Nigerian govt, health unions fail to agree. Malaria: Cases Drop To 27 % In Nigeria – Minister. Nigerian govt appoints Ademola Magbojuri as acting NAFDAC DG. Mimiko at Chatham House, advises FG to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15 September 2017

Doctors suspend nationwide strike. Medical workers issue seven-day notice, to begin strike September 20. Death toll in Borno IDP Cholera outbreak hits 40. Gastroenteritis: 18 people die, 198 hospitalised in Kebbi. Tackling Malnutrition in Delta. Nigeria launches 4-year strategy for family planning. One Year After Nigeria Emergency Declaration. Measles: Millions of children at risk as 33 states yet to pay […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th August 2017

FG mandates free treatment for women with fistula. Nigeria spends N4 billion on health interventions in North-east, Minister says. Why NHIS is not working efficiently in Nigeria – NACA DG.  KNSG distributes N351m worth of drugs, test kits to 748 healthcare facilities. Sokoto Targets 1m Children in Malaria Prevention Programme. Ogun residents to get free eye surgery. No outbreak of […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21 July 2017

Senate investigates sale, consumption of 42 banned anti-malaria drugs. Health Minister suspends more NHIS officials. Nigeria launches guidelines on essential drugs for treatment. Family Planning: Nigeria allocates $4m annually for contraceptives. Death toll rises to 17 in Kwara cholera outbreak. Anambra Govt earmarks N200m for pilot health insurance scheme. Delta Govt, Interswitch, sign MoU on health finance management. NPHCDA to unveil new scheme in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th July 2017

Executive Secretary of NHIS suspended. Japan donates 31 ambulances to Nigerian health institutions. FG adopts WHO guidelines for multidrug-resistant TB. EU, UNICEF to upgrade 162 healthcare centres in Bauchi. FMC workers reject minister’s MD as candidate. Gombe builds N1 billion hospital for pregnant women, children. Ogun shuts 186 health facilities in one year. Doctors embark on peaceful protest over salaries. Health Minister […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 05 May 2017

FG inaugurates governing Boards, Councils of tertiary health institutions. FG approves UNTH, UITH sites for surveillance. NSHIP, World Bank commit ‎$145m on health facilities in north east. NMA rejects salary harmonisation. HIV treatment should be included in Nigeria’s health insurance scheme – NACA boss. Ambode gets N3.84 billion to fight HIV/AIDS in Lagos. As Gombe battles shortage of nurses, midwives, govt […]

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Top Ten News Health Items on Health, 28 April 2017

Doctors should no longer prescribe chloroquine for malaria, says Adewole. “Made in Nigeria” insecticide treated nets unveiled. Meningitis Cases Declining – NCDC. Katsina communities reject polio immunisation over ‘lack of amenities’. FCT Minister Directs Opening Of Karu General Hospital. Construction of 3 new General Hospitals begin this year – Ambode. NNPC to Reorganise Operational Model of 52 Medical Centres, hospitals. Oyo to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31 March 2017

Nigeria meningitis outbreak: 282 deaths confirmed in five states. NHIS removes 23,000 ghost enrollees from health insurance scheme. Japan Contributes $903,000 To North East Emergency Programme. Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention launches five-year strategic plan to improve surveillance, emergency response and prevention of infectious diseases. Nigeria, 12 others begin immunisation of 116 million […]