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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th September 2020

FG further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions. NHIS set to accredit 100 Primary Health Centres in Kebbi. President Buhari reiterates support for primary healthcare. Celebrating Nigerian health workers as unsung heroes against COVID-19. Sirika: COVID-19 tests must be done within three days to arrival in Nigeria. Untapped $500m funding opportunity for Nigeria health sector. Recurring epidemic: Why […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th July 2020

Polio-free status: Buhari vows to revitalise primary healthcare. CACOVID donates N1.4bn medical equipment, 26,400 test kits to boost COVID-19 testing across Nigeria. COVID-19: UNICEF partners FG, re-strategises on child malnutrition fight. How COVID-19 is affecting HIV 2020 target – UNAIDS. Nigerian Medical Association suspends strike in Cross River. Despite 99% awareness, Nigerians still ignorant of […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd July2020

COVID-19: Expect rise in cases with eased restrictions – FG. FG converts all govt hospitals in FCT to COVID-19 sample collection centre. Deaths from HIV, TB and Malaria could double in 12 months – Report. Cervical Cancer: FG to introduce HPV immunisation on national scale by 2021. Reps call for establishment of comprehensive cancer centres […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th June 2020

WHO accepts Nigeria polio-free status ‘documentation’. COVID-19: National Council on Health approves Health Response Action Plan. NGF, NCDC sign MoU on World Bank N3.7bn COVID-19 assisted Fund. FG releases N13.6b hazard allowances, life insurance for health workers. Nigeria’s private sector commences plan to construct 774 standard PHCs across Nigeria. COVID-19: UK Govt funds PCR machine […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th June 2020

WHO declares Nigeria polio free. World Blood Donor Day: Lagos requires 260,000 units annually – Abayomi. Dexamethasaone not approved for treating COVID-19 patients, says NCDC. Resident doctors begin strike, exempt COVID-19 centres’ personnel. Women’s group asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on rape, gender violence. Lagos overwhelmed, hospitals, isolation centres filled up –Doctors. Katsina, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th June 2020

NCDC opens new COVID-19 testing laboratory in Abuja. WorldNoTobaccoDay: Groups urge FG to enforce tobacco control regulations. COVID-19: NCDC releases new guidelines on treatment, discharge of patients. Understanding silent spread: Coronavirus disease is not always obvious. Fayemi inaugurates molecular lab to perform 12,000 tests monthly. Ondo partners AfDB to eradicate malaria. Post-COVID: Health insurance way […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th May 2020

CBN approves N10bn applications for healthcare intervention. COVID-19 forcing investment in health sector, says NCDC. Nigeria records more deaths from other diseases than COVID-19 – SGF. NCDC activates two new COVID-19 testing labs in Ogun, Katsina. Silent spreaders of COVID-19: People without symptoms. NIPRD partners Bloom Public Health on pharmaceutical research, development. FG to provide […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd May 2020

‘From 665 to 6,677’ — how Nigeria recorded over 6,000 COVID-19 cases in one month. COVID-19: NAFDAC reduces cost of registration for MSMEs by 80%. Don’t lose sight of malaria while fighting COVID-19 –PSN. COVID-19: Kebbi State boosts health workers’ morale, approves safety allowances. Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of fistula yearly – UNFPA. NCP […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th May 2020

Nigeria’s COVID-19 burden rises above 5,000, with 193 new cases on Thursday. COVID-19: CBN launches N100bn intervention fund, urges scientists to develop local vaccines. COVID-19: NCDC outlines principles of engagement with private laboratories. Nigeria drives routine immunization amid COVID-19. Strange illnesses: Pathologists from high burden states train on investigation. Nigerian startup Helium Health secures $10m […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th May 2020

Coronavirus: Buhari seeks international cooperation. 54gene rolls out mobile laboratory to boost Nigeria’s coronavirus test capacity. Nigerians yet to come to terms with deadly nature of COVID-19, FG laments. Prepare for fresh total lockdown if COVID-19 cases rise, says PTF. COVID-19 likely to raise TB deaths by 1.4m. 19 million displaced children vulnerable to coronavirus […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st May 2020

NCDC declares end to 2020 emergency Lassa fever outbreak over. COVID-19: Buhari approves gradual ease of lockdown in FCT, Lagos, Ogun from May 4. Coronavirus: Nigerian health workers to get 50 per cent of basic salary as hazard allowance. Coronavirus: Nigeria faces dire consequences as casualties among health workers increase. Cholera: One dead, 68 persons […]

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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, 10th April 2020

Coronavirus fight: Chinese experts arrive Nigeria, to remain in quarantine for 14 days. World Bank releases $82m support to strengthen Nigerian public health response. What we’re doing to prevent Nigeria’s ‘worst-case scenario’ – NCDC Chief. ECOWAS orders 120 ventilators, 240,000 diagnostic kits, others for Member States. FG provides N102bn intervention in healthcare sector — Minister. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th March 2020

Coronavirus: Buhari releases N15b to tackle Pandemic. Private Sector Coalition targets N120bn to overcome COVID-19. 54gene’s Fund to increase coronavirus testing in Nigeria hits $500,000 in 24hrs. Nigeria records first death from Coronavirus. World Water Day: Group seeks declaration of emergency on water sector as Coronavirus cases rise. N85.34bn needed to control tuberculosis, says campaigner. […]