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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, 21st February 2020

No Nigerian in China infected with Covid-19 – Official. WHO, UNICEF rank Nigeria poor in child survival index. World Bank approves $2.2b loans for Nigeria; Ogun, others beneficiaries. Lassa Fever hits Lagos as govt lists precautions, emergency numbers. Senate plans repeal of NHIS Act, raises hope for informal-sector participants. EU Announces N32m Humanitarian Aid to […]

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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, 17th January 2020

Nigeria Announces Three New Laboratories For Yellow Fever, Measles and Rubella. ‘No shortcuts to a healthier world’: WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade. NGO Alerts Bauchi over Out of Stock RUTF for Treatment of Malnutrition. NAFDAC to move against manufacturers of milk, sugar, salt not fortified with vitamin A. Many Nigerians link […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th December 2019

Forbes Names PharmAccess among Top 50 Brands in Nigeria. Cholera cases drop 60% globally, as Nigeria records significant progress – WHO. Reps lament brain drain in health sector. Ganduje gets NMA’s praise for committing 16% Budget to health. HIV Burden in Nigeria will be 90% under control soon, says NACA DG. Edo Health Insurance Scheme: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd November 2019

How Good is Quality of Oxytocin in Nigeria? Buhari signs Executive Order to tackle Open Defecation in Nigeria. Tackling antimicrobial resistance in Nigeria. Polio eradication campaign gets $2.6 bn boost. Nigeria commemorates third Noma Day – resolves to eliminate disease by 2030. FG launches campaign to protect over 28m children against measles, meningitis. Senate moves […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th November 2019

WHO Prequalifies Ebola Vaccine, Paving The Way For Its Use In High-Risk Countries. Sen. Oloriegbe calls for adequate funding of health sector to boost performance. 6.5m Nigerian women now use modern contraceptives — Report. 13 States to Benefit from $250m World Bank Loan for Malaria Control. Polio in Nigeria: ‘I opposed vaccinations until my son […]

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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 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st November 2019

Quality, patient safety, cornerstone of modern health-care delivery. Enugu Governor Grants Free Medical Treatment To HIV Patients. WaterAid wants Nigerian govt to sanction homes without toilets. Obaseki launches Edo Health Insurance scheme on Oct 31. Kano accounts for highest number of malnourished children – UNICEF. FG seeks private sector partnership to boost WASH initiative in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th October 2019

WHO Celebrates Eradication of Polio Virus Type Three Worldwide. Healthcare Delivery: Delta Govt signs MoU with France company. Multi-million Naira endoscopy machine rusts in Gambo Sawaba Hospital. FG pledges $12m for global war against HIV, TB. US, Gates Foundation plan $200m for sickle cell, HIV cures. WHO supports Government to immunize ‘Almajiri’ Children in Northwest […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th October 2019

Valuable lessons from Nigeria’s marathon effort to eradicate polio. 42% of women in Nigeria, others suffer abuse, stigma during childbirth. National Health Dialogue: ‘Nine reasons Nigeria may not achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030’. Global Fund Partners pledge $14B to tackle Malaria, AIDS, TB. Reddington boosts survival of preterm babies with NICU. Nigeria, others to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th October 2019

World Sight Day: Albinos call for implementation of National Eye Policy. Nigeria has a mental health problem. Nigeria cannot achieve UHC without States’ participation —Prof. Sambo. Ondo seal eight illegal hospitals, warn seven over unprofessional offences. One-third of women abused during childbirth in Nigerian health facilities – Study. Cancer surgeries, chemotherapy now covered by NHIS. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th September 2019

Nigeria needs 290,000 medical doctors to meet WHO standard –CMD. Minister urges Nigerians to tackle child nutrition. People, heal thyselves: Nigeria’s new mental illness approach. FG warns HMOs, demands operations review. Reps direct NHIS to pay debts to healthcare providers. Nigerian lawmakers call for free treatment of malaria in public hospitals. Using Nigeria as example, […]

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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. […]