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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th March 2021

Nigeria receives 3.94 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. FG: COVID-19 Vaccination Optional for Nigerians. FG: No COVID-19 vaccine for states without cold stores’ security. Vaccines, panacea for ending COVID-19, says expert. How lack of data, dwindling financial resources threaten plan to end AIDS by 2030, by NACA. Ebola: Reps urge FG to monitor travellers from […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th February 2021

First clinical trials for Lassa fever vaccine begins in West Africa. UNICEF orders 4m doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Nigeria. USAID launches new $19m fund to improve healthcare in Nigeria.  FG to present supplementary budget for COVID-19 vaccines in March. FG trains 13,000 healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination exercise. 12% of Nigerian children don’t survive […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th February 2021

 NCDC issues public health advisory on Ebola disease. NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria.  COVID-19: Governors’ Forum given 7-day ultimatum to revive PHCs. USAID empowers Nigeria’s TB control programme to diagnose, treat suspected patients.  How governments, private sector can collaborate to strengthen epidemic preparedness in Nigeria. NCDC: 25 percent of Nigerians have […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th February 2021

COVID-19: Nigeria records 13 cases of variant found in UK – NCDC. CBN to partner investors to build modern health facilities, sponsor research on COVID-19. Nigeria will receive 16m free doses of COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021. Over 200m girls, women experience FGM – UNFPA. Bird flu resurfaces in Nigeria — Official. Nigeria […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th February 2021

COVAX releases list of COVID-19 vaccine recipients, gives Nigeria 16m doses. ANALYSIS: FG budgets N340m to prepare for next health crisis — but N500m for pilgrimages. Nigeria Health Watch presents findings from an assessment of WASH services in PHCs in FCT and Niger State. Investment in Covid-19 vaccines will strengthen Nigeria’s primary healthcare system, says […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd January 2021

COVID-19: AU vaccine plan proposes up to $10 per dose for Nigeria, others. COVID-19 vaccines won’t alter your DNA, do not contain microchips – Dr Shuaib. Do everything possible to avoid second lockdown, PTF appeals to Nigerians. NCDC rolls out new guidelines on approved rapid diagnostic tests kits. COVID-19: Nigeria releases N10 bn for vaccine […]

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Top Ten Health News Items in 2020

Nigeria records first Coronavirus case. WHO declares Coronavirus a pandemic. WHO declares Nigeria polio free. Nigeria Plans to Approve Covid-19 Vaccine Early Next Year. BHCPF and the Defunding of NCDC during a Pandemic. Nigeria overtakes India as world capital for under-five deaths — 2 years earlier than projected. Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th December 2020

How innovations in health technology can help Nigeria. COVID-19 offers opportunity to structure, rebuild country’s health system – FG.  Dying While Giving Life: The pain of Nigerian women. Nigerian govt orders reopening of isolation centres over possible second wave of COVID-19.  2020 Christmas: NCDC raises alarm on COVID-19 latest casualty. The need for women’s leadership […]

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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, 3rd April 2020

Buhari announces 2-week lockdown of Lagos, Abuja, Ogun as coronavirus spreads. WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19: CBN, Dangote, Elumelu, Wigwe, Otedola, BUA, others, donate N15.3bn. Global coronavirus cases top 1 million, with over 50,000 deaths. When to test for Covid-19, and how to do it. […]

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Top Ten Health News Items in 2019

Buhari rolls out Basic Health Care Provision Fund. Immunisation: FG, Bill Gates Foundation Sign $75m Financing Agreement. The road to NAIIS: UNAIDS’ role in better understanding Nigeria’s HIV epidemic. Hand in Hand: Collaboration for better Maternal Health in Gombe. Dr Osagie Ehanire: A New Captain For Nigeria’s Health Sector. Senate passes National Health Insurance Bill, […]

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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, 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 […]