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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th February 2022

Nigeria’s COVID Vaccine Drive Gets a Boost as African Leaders Push 70% Vaccination Target. Omicron BA.2 sub-variant more infectious, says Africa CDC. CBN’s Healthcare Intervention As Key To Curbing Medical Tourism. Patent waiver seen stalling vaccine production in Nigeria. Hope for sickle cell patients as ‘cure emerges’. COVID-19: WHO announces 68,000 deaths in one week. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th January 2021

FG introduces N10 per litre excise duty on carbonated drinks to curb non-communicable diseases. Omicron Virus: Presidency introduces compulsory Covid-19 tests for staff, visitors. FCT Community groans under poor health care as insecurity hampers BHCPF implementation. Why 1m COVID-19 vaccine doses expired, by health minister. Events that shaped Nigeria’s health sector in 2021. Establish budget […]

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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, 16th July 2021

COVID-19: FG officially ends the first phase of vaccination — NPHCDA. NAFDAC approves Moderna, Sputnik, Korean Astrazeneca for COVID-19 vaccination. 3rd wave: Nigeria at high risk of a surge in COVID cases — NCDC. COVID-19: UK to support Nigeria in tracking COVID-19 variants. COVID-19: Astrazeneca vaccine effective against Delta variant — NMA. FEC approves N8.6bn […]

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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, 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, 13th November 2020

160,000 Nigerian children die of pneumonia yearly. Nigeria won’t be left out of COVID-19 vaccine– FG.  Measles, polio outbreak imminent in Nigeria, says WHO, UNICEF. CS-SUNN Urges FG to declare emergency on malnutrition. Nigeria won’t relax COVID-19 rules during Christmas – Official. 122m Nigerians risk contracting 12 out of 20 NTDs infection. COVID-19: FG raises […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th November 2020

Minister worries over imminent COVID-19 second wave, warns against complacency. ‘Patients are dying’ — rep begs Ehanire to reopen Kogi medical centre.  Doctor who treated injured #EndSARS protesters dies of COVID-19. Malnutrition kills 124 Kaduna children in nine months. Curbing mental health challenges. Childhood diseases will surge if looted vaccines are not returned – NMA […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st October 2020

Nigeria must avoid second wave COVID-19 infections, Buhari warns. Nigeria must sustain immunisation to keep polio at bay, say NPHCDA, WHO. NHIS to spend N191.7 million for maternal-child health project. Implement 15% budgetary allocation to health, NMA tasks FG. NLC demands end to medical tourism by Govt Officials. Empower PHCs to provide mental health care. […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th October 2020

Nigerian govt launches new platform to reduce maternal mortality. COVID-19: NCDC advises EndSARS protesters to be mindful of virus. UNICEF takes hand-washing campaign to IDPs in Adamawa. COVID-19: Greater health security on horizon as NCDC, NAPPSA endorse proactive response. Senate will pass mental health bill soon, says Oloriegbe. CSOs warn of rising cases of cholera […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th October 2020

Nigeria rolls out 10-year plan of achieving Universal Health Coverage. COVID-19: FG releases fresh guidelines for schools reopening nationwide.  NCDC D-G, NAPPSA President, discuss future of global healthcare system. World Sight Day: 75% of visual problems avoidable, says Optometrist Association. Nigeria has ratio of one pharmacist to 50,000 people -PSN. Delta launches HIV self-testing kit, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd October 2020

 60 years after, qualitative healthcare still a dream. NCDC Donates Treatment Centre to Federal Capital Territory for Management of Cases. What does “#TAKERESPONSIBILITY” mean for Institutions in the COVID-19 Response in Nigeria. World Heart Day: Speedy enforcement of tobacco control laws will save lives, says CAPPA. World Contraception Day: 7,516 estimated maternal deaths averted through […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th September 2020

BHCPF and the defunding of NCDC during a pandemic. PTF gives N1bn each to states to support Covid-19 fight. NCDC, NIMR launch COVID-19 household seroprevalence surveys in Lagos, other States. Polio-free status: FG urges citizens’ cooperation for sustainability. NAFDAC to prosecute health workers promoting breast milk substitutes. Okowa bemoans Nigeria’s status as lowest country in […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 18th September 2020

NEC, NCDC agree on fixed COVID-19 sample collection sites across states. Bill Gates: Nigeria should invest in PHC, disease surveillance, immunisation. Nigeria Health Watch launches project to advocate for better access to quality maternal medicines and contraceptives in Nigeria.  FG orders schools to conduct weekly COVID-19 assessment. Health insurance scheme: Gov Lalong warns managers against […]