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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th October 2021

NMA, health workers differ as FG plans ban on unvaccinated workers. FG may expand access to Covid-19 vaccination ahead of December deadline. Ihekweazu bemoans 10% representation of women in governance. FG commences distribution of 2.5 million HIV kits for testing pregnant women, says NASCP. Nigeria, others reject vaccine passports for air travelers. World Sight Day: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th October 2021

WHO approves first malaria vaccine for children. COVID-19: UK exempts fully vaccinated Nigerian travellers from pre-departure test, self-isolation. Nigeria Health Watch seeks action to check maternal deaths. Nigeria resident doctors call off strike. New WHO Hub will enable better preparedness for pandemics — Ihekweazu. FG appoints 7-man panel to resolve dispute over CONHESS salary structure. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st October 2021

FG launches local vaccine policy. Nigeria misses out as 15 African nations hit 10% COVID-19 vaccination target. Vaccinated people can be infected with COVID-19, infect others — Health Minister. Wanted: A clear vaccine advisory for pregnant, nursing mothers in Nigeria –Iheakweazu. Alleged Fake COVID-19 Test: Senate investigates attempts to defraud Nigerian travellers in Ghana. Nigeria […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th September 2021

FG Targets 52m Vaccines by Second Quarter 2022. NMA, Optimal, others set agenda for Osinbajo’s health reforms committee. Most National health act provisions inadequately implemented since inception. UNDP, others inaugurate hackathon for COVID-19 waste disposal. Growing concern over mental health of cancer patients. Nigeria’s 54gene closes $25m Series B to advance global drug discovery capabilities. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th August 2021

NPHCDA sets Wednesday to begin the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. Resident doctors hold NEC meeting, resolve to continue strike. FG orders stoppage of striking doctors’ salaries. Cholera: Govs pledge to domesticate national health plan. Epidemic Preparedness: Despite COVID-19 lessons, healthcare funding still hovers below agreed threshold. Medical experts advocate use of Tech to accelerate […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th August 2021

816 killed as Cholera spreads across 23 States. NPHCDA, others inspect 177,600 J&J COVID-19 vaccines. WHO confirms West Africa’s first-ever case of Marburg virus disease in Guinea. Resident Doctors in Rivers pull out of nationwide strike by NARD. COVID-19: FG postpones second batch vaccination over ‘unforeseen circumstances’. Malaria kills nine Nigerians hourly, says minister. NAFDAC: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th August 2021

FG declares third wave of COVID-19 pandemic amid strike action by medical doctors. COVID-19: US delivers 4m doses Moderna vaccines to Nigeria to combat pandemic –Embassy. Exclusive Breastfeeding in Nigeria is only 29%, Says UNICEF, WHO. NAFDAC says test on Moderna vaccine to take four days. NHIS targets health insurance for all Nigerians by 2030. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 30th July 2021

FG orders activation of COVID-19 isolation centres nationwide. FG: 18 million Nigerians infected with Hepatitis. Death toll rises to 479 as Cholera spreads to 18 more states. Experts brainstorm on lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, disease outbreaks. Abia 7th in COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria, best in South East ― NPHCDA. COVID-19: FG reads riot act […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd July 2021

FG expresses fear over possible Delta variant-induced COVID-19 spike. ‘Why entire country should be on red alert for COVID-19 third wave’. Testing, isolation centres shut in states despite imminent COVID-19 third wave. Monkeypox: Nigeria registered 59 suspected cases, 15 confirmed -NCDC. Cholera: FCTA intensifies sensitisation as death toll reaches 60. CBN disburses N97.8b for healthcare […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th July 2021

  NCDC confirms deadly Delta variant of COVID-19 in Nigeria.  WHO begins audit of NAFDAC for production of COVID-19 Vaccines.  COVID-19: No cause for alarm over rejection of travel certificate by EU, says FG. 13 states, FCT report outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus – Agency.  FG to approve eight more hospitals for cancer treatment.  FG needs […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd July 2021

Nigeria hits 3.4m COVID-19 vaccine jabs in 2 rounds — NPHCDA. COVID-19: Nigeria has no access to vaccines, to begin manufacturing – Official. Mobilizing Domestic Resources for Improved Access to Family Planning Services in Nigeria. Rebuilding Back the Nigeria Health System Post COVID-19 Pandemic – Where will the Money Come From? A Case For “Sin […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th June 2021

Experts harp on use of contraceptive for achieving demographic dividend. FG laments inequality in global COVID-19 vaccine supply. 2m Nigerians receive COVID-19 vaccines, says NPHCDA. Nigeria can lead vaccine production in Africa — NIPRD. COVID-19: Go for your 2nd jab, Abayomi tells Lagosians. ‘NHEA 2021 award to celebrate health workers, stakeholders combating COVID-19’. FG releases […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th May 2021

COVID-19 vaccine scarcity puts Nigeria at risk of mass community transmission –Mustapha. COVID-19: Nigeria vaccinates 440,000 healthcare workers -Official. COVID-19: Again, Nigeria declares 132 travellers ‘wanted’ for allegedly violating protocols. Minister, governor’s wife mull solutions to maternal, childcare challenges. 9,999 pregnant women tested positive for HIV/AIDS in 2020 – NACA. Children’s Day: COVID-19 crisis, a […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21th May 2021

OVID-19: NAFDAC grants conditional emergency use authorisation for Jansen vaccine. COVID-19: Nigeria launches campaign in high burden states. COVID-19: Poor adherence to safety guidelines threatening efforts to avert 3rd wave — NCDC. No more free COVID-19 treatment in Akwa Ibom – Governor Emmanuel. PSN applauds as AfDB is set to invest $3bn in Africa’s pharmaceutical […]