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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st March 2019

Financing primary healthcare systems vital to improving peoples’ lives — Melinda Gates. How community informants help improve polio surveillance – WHO. Hygeia HMO partners Access Bank on IVF treatment. NSIA-LUTH Centre rekindles hope for cancer patients in Nigeria. 34 States rank low in health budgetary allocations. Maternal Health: Kano emerges overall North-West champion in 2018. SKG Pharma Boss Tasks Govt on […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th February 2019

Why Nigerians should know their HIV status today, by NACA. UNICEF, Kaduna state move to reduce new HIV cases. JOHESU rejects planned privatisation of Public Health Institutions. Lagos seeks private partnership in health insurance scheme. Presidential Committee on drug abuse begins work. Malaria Elimination: Stakeholders advocate accountability, sustainability of programme. Nigeria, others spend $14 billion importing pharmaceutical products. Niger state introduces contributory […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21st December 2018

Nigeria needs N134bn to strengthen national health security – Official. Budget 2019: Buhari proposes N315 billion recurrent health expenditure. Malnutrition kills 132 children in Kaduna State. Nigerians advised on how to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases. African leaders playing ostrich over drug abuse – ECOWAS Official. Osun to receive World Bank’s $20 million to fix dilapidating health facilities. NACA to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th December 2018

World AIDS Day: NACA Urges Nigerians To Ascertain HIV Status. National Health Act: FG to ‘roll out’ Basic Health Care Provision Fund December – Health Minister. NPHCDA commences academy with first 30 enrollees. Family Planning: Conference decries teen birth rates in Nigeria. UNICEF advocates improved investment in nutrition. Sexual violence referral clinics now in 10 states – […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14 October 2016

Massive immunization campaign to reach 41 million children in Nigeria and region to contain polio outbreak. Nigeria Losing Billions of Dollars to Malaria. Kaduna begins free malaria treatment for all residents. Nasarawa State Partners Cuba On Health Care. Jigawa spends N573m on health infrastructure. Reps Query Kano Hospital Over N59 Million Internally Generated Tax. When […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 01 July 2016

Govt declares nutrition emergency in Borno. Nigeria inaugurates Board Of ECOWAS Centre for Disease Control. Resident Doctors resume duty after suspension of nationwide strike. Health workers’ strike continues as JOHESU shuns talks with govt. Health minister canvasses exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria. Japan donates $89,662 medical equipment to Nigeria. Anambra govt. to launch health insurance scheme. […]

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Top Ten News on Health, 03 June 2016

EFCC summons top officials of Nigeria’s health ministry. Workers shut down health ministry, raise the alarm over corruption, misconduct. FG to address health workers agitation over Perm Sect. Niger State Government flags off rehabilitation of Primary Healthcare Centre. FG begins health insurance coverage for IDPs. Nigeria ‘change agenda’ will give 100 million guaranteed healthcare access […]

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Nigeria Health Watch on Twitter!

Are you following Nigeria Health Watch on Twitter? If not …you should. When we started this blog in 2007, Twitter did not exist and we sometimes tried to summarise health stories for you here. But with Twitter – there is a much more efficient way of doing this. Not only do we share health stories out of […]

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Nigeria Health Watch on Twitter: aggregating health stories out of Nigeria

Those of you that read Nigeria Health Watch regularly, will know that we routinely collect interesting health news stories in the Nigerian press, and then blog about them. Well, technology is evolving rapidly. Information placed in the hands of the citizens will change our relationship with our “leaders” forever. So, as Nigerians prepare to monitor the polls, […]

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NHW asks you for 2 favours!

Dear Friends of Nigeria Health Watch! Recently we reflected on the blog, why we started it, and why we have continued. Like some of you that know us, the idea for this blog started at a conference Ike and I attended in Arusha, Tanzania – TEDGlobal in 2007. It was particularly inspired by a talk […]

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Onchocerciaisis on the verge…

If you have been to the headquarters of the World Health Organisation, you will notice this stature right in front of the main building. It represents the efforts made to control one of a disease many in the West might never have heard about called River Blindness. The African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) is […]