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Girl Child Concerns Academy: Unleashing the Potential of Girls in Borno State

By Ibukun Oguntola and Hadiza Mohammed (Lead Writers) The boko haram insurgency has negatively impacted girl child education which is vital to any country’s growth. An organisation increasing access to education for the girl child in Borno State is plugging some of the gaps in the state’s education sector, ensuring that girls can exercise their […]

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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th January 2022

Associate National Project Officer, UNESCO, Abuja, deadline 14th January 2022. Apply Senior Health Finance Advisor -Integrated Health Program, Palladium, Abuja. Apply Wash Coordinator (H/F), Solidarités International, Maiduguri, deadline 3rd March 2022. Apply Health Coordinator, Première Urgence Internationale, Maiduguri, deadline 17th January 2022. Apply Associate Director, Program Management, FHI 360, Abuja. Apply Nursing Team Supervisor – […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th November 2021

Gender Equality: Stakeholders harp on addressing women issues as society issues. FG to extend health insurance coverage to retirees. Strength In Diversity – Multisector collaboration is best bet for health systems strengthening in Nigeria. IntegrateE: FG, stakeholders move to upscale PHC, family planning. Poor fund management impedes healthcare delivery in Nigeria – Gates Foundation. FG […]

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Health

Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th September 2021

Buhari okays hosting of Int. Summit on Primary Healthcare. FG reads riot act to buyers, sellers of COVID-19 vaccination card. Nigeria ‘ll not be on UK’s COVID-19 red list, says NPHCDA. UNDP, EpiAFRIC, NHW, Reboot, Call for Submission to #Hack4COVIDWaste. Attacking Gates, attacking vaccines: How conflict, religion and conspiracy theories drive COVID-19 misinformation in 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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From pickup to delivery: Strengthening healthcare through medical logistics

By Dr. Anthony Olagunju & Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writers) The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Gawu in Niger State serves as a Tuberculosis (TB) treatment centre for patients in the zone under the CHALLENGE TB program. The Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging (KNCV) TB foundation, the professional association of chemists, life scientists and process technologists in the […]

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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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Thought Leadership

Let your votes build Nigeria’s Health Sector in 2019: #Vote4HealthNaija

“My name is Amos Nathan, I am making a creative statement, vote for health Naija” When Mr. Nathan made this statement, just outside the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa in Bayelsa State, people around him burst into laughter, possibly because of the frankness of his comment. Having spoken his mind, he walked away oblivious of the […]

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Thought Leadership

Could a new typhoid vaccine end the most misdiagnosed disease in Nigeria?

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership on Health Series comes from Pharmacist and Public Health Specialist Chijioke Nwosu. He writes about the exciting release of a new typhoid vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation that could prevent typhoid fever in children and also reduce the misdiagnoses of fevers in Nigeria. -By Chijioke Nwosu “Typhoid […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 08 July 2016

UN warns over malnutrition deaths in NE Nigeria. Nigerians spend 20% on health —Survey. Gombe begins vaccination against pneumococcal diseases. Nigerian to head ECOWAS centre for disease control. UCH Opens Cancer Diagnostic Centre. 51m Nigerians will get universal health coverage by 2017 – NHIS. HIV/Aids Assistance – NACA Begins Monitoring of Utilisation of U.S.$225 Million […]

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Making our Voices Count: Active Citizenship for Health

We can see from other sectors in Nigeria, how active citizenship is driving change. From the elections, to the increased responsiveness of government in various sectors, Nigerians are finding their voices and using it. Most sectors are recognising this, even the Nigerian Police Force has recently set up a Complaint Response Unit. So, why is […]

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Nigerian health policy makers gather in Sokoto for the 58th National Council on Health

Once every year, the Ministers of Health, leaders of all the health parastatals, and the commissioners of health and their teams gather to agree and harmonise health policy for the Federal Republic. It is the highest policy making body in the health sector for the country. So between the 7th and 11th of March 2016, […]

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One year later, 5 most important lessons from the Nigerian Ebola response

On October 20 2014, almost exactly one year ago, the World Health Organisation declared Nigeria Ebola free, 42 days after the last known case had occurred. At the time the world was in the grip of one of the largest and most terrifying public health disasters in generations. While not completely over, there are signs […]

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A dialogue on Nigeria’s ‘role’ in the African Union’s response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

At the height of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the three most affected West African countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the African Union, as the overarching body responsible for affairs on the continent, sent in what many have fondly termed its “foot soldiers” to help fight the disease and restore dignity, hope […]