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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th May 2021
COVID-19: healthcare, pharmaceuticals get N84bn from CBN. COVID-19 variants: Lagos places 14 countries on the watch list. WHO to stop funding polio eradication in Nigeria, Africa by 2022. Abuja authorities announce the deadline for the current COVID-19 vaccination. Lagos announces a new vaccination strategy to prevent COVID-19 third wave. COVID-19: Nationwide curfew not re-introduced ― […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th May 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 13th May 2021
State Technical Assistant – Measles / Yellow Fever Campaigns, World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria, deadline 16th May 2021. Apply International Health Regulations Strengthening Project – technical advisor: surveillance and epidemiology, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Abuja, deadline 18th May 2021. Apply Chief Health – P5, UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 19th May 2021. Apply Senior Advisor, Inclusion Advisory […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 13th May 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Make it look good - How perception adjustment for local foods can impact malnutrition in Nigeria
Four-year-old Terwase is not in school yet, so he often goes with his mother to the market where she has a small trinkets shop. Terwase gets hungry during the day, and the hot and dry Abuja weather makes him cranky. When they make sales, his mother buys him ‘puff puff’ from Mama Ben down the […] The post Make it look good - How perception adjustment for local foods can impact malnutrition in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Kano State created a budget line for epidemic preparedness; Here’s how CSOs helped make it happen
By Ibukun Oguntola & Gabriel Oke (Lead Writers) The health security of a nation comprises the activities that lessen adverse public health incidents and ensures a healthy and productive population. It is vital to developing strong and resilient health systems that can prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, wherever they occur. Nigeria has […] The post Kano State created a budget line for epidemic preparedness; Here’s how CSOs helped make it happen appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigeria is sequencing all positive samples from travellers arriving Nigeria
To facilitate early detection of new strains and variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is now conducting genomic sequencing of all positive samples from travellers arriving Nigeria. This development was highlighted in the center’s Weekly Epidemiological Report for Week 15. From South Africa to […] The post Nigeria is sequencing all positive samples from travellers arriving Nigeria appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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What most Nigerian women get wrong about abortion
A recent study showed drug sellers were the only source of information about misoprostol for three-quarters of the 400 women aged 18–49 who self-managed an abortion using misoprostol. The study found that most women who participated in the study did not receive adequate or accurate information about how to administer misoprostol, how much to use, […] The post What most Nigerian women get wrong about abortion appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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COVID-19: Nigeria may vaccinate two millionth person this week
Judging my Nigeria’s fast–paced COVID-19 vaccination exercise, the country’s total number of vaccinated people may reach two million this week. According to data released by Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), as at 8 May 2021, Nigeria has vaccinated a total of 1, 653, 292 persons. Moreover, the country is hinging closer to […] The post COVID-19: Nigeria may vaccinate two millionth person this week appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Bayelsa Health Summit 2021 - Building back better and stronger
By Dr. Chijioke Kaduru (Guest Writer) There is widespread consensus around the globe on the need to strengthen health systems and make them more resilient. A health system includes all of the different institutions, actors and resources involved in delivering healthcare to individuals. Despite this accord, there is continued debate exactly how individual countries should […] The post Bayelsa Health Summit 2021 - Building back better and stronger appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th May 2021
NAFDAC approves Pfizer Biotech Vaccine for emergency use authorisation. COVID-19 Surge: FG reduces test to 72hrs, restricts travelers from Brazil, Turkey, India. COVID-19 hinders immunisation, puts millions of children at risk – WHO. US grants $73m COVID-19 assistance to Nigeria. World Hand Hygiene Day: Nigerians must learn from India to avoid COVID-19 third wave — […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th May 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th May 2021
International Consultant to Conduct the 2021 Post Campaign Coverage Survey, World Health Organization, Nigeria, deadline 18th May 2021. Apply State Technical Assistant – Measles / Yellow Fever Campaigns, World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria, deadline 10th May 2021. Apply National Consultant- coordination of the differentiated service delivery strategic initiative (DSD SI) and DSD for HIV treatment […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th May 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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The need to provide mental health support for pregnant women in Nigeria
I struggled with feelings of anxiety and depression for nine months during my first pregnancy in 2016. I spoke with my gynaecologist severally about my different mood swings, but he felt I should be excited because I was having a baby. Sometimes I felt happy about having a baby, but most times I felt sad, […] The post The need to provide mental health support for pregnant women in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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How rechargeable tricycles are saving pregnant mothers and newborns in rural Zimbabwe.
By Farai Shawn Matiashe (Lead Writer) In Zana 3, Wedza District, 131 kilometres south of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, Talent Zindi, 21, a subsistence farmer, is inspecting the ear flowers of a maize plant in her field. She will be harvesting her maize crop in two weeks. Zindi says the harvest season reminds her […] The post How rechargeable tricycles are saving pregnant mothers and newborns in rural Zimbabwe. appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Achieving Zero Malaria by 2030: What Nigeria must do to advance towards elimination
By Kemisola Agbaoye (Lead Writer) Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in children under five years of age globally. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a child dies from malaria every two minutes. Eighty percent of the global malaria burden is carried by 15 countries, 14 of which are in Sub-Saharan […] The post Achieving Zero Malaria by 2030: What Nigeria must do to advance towards elimination appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 30th April 2021
Nigeria expecting 29.8 million doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine – Official. COVID-19 Deaths: Nigeria to announce new travel restrictions to India, Brazil, Turkey. COVID-19: FG warns of fake vaccines in circulation as NCDC confirms new cases. Prepare for third COVID-19 wave, Nigerians warned. N1.89 trillion required to tackle malaria – Health Minister. US […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 30th April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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International ‘Contest Against Corona’ 2.0 by GIZ fights COVID-19 with Educational Quiz Game
BERLIN, Germany, April 28, 2021/ — The fun, gamified Covid-19 international information campaign ‘Contest Against Corona’ (https://contest.atingi.org) is now back this April 21st-May 21st, after reaching 100.000 participants in 54 countries with the first contest in December. The contest is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and organized by atingi(www.atingi.org), a digital learning project […] The post International ‘Contest Against Corona’ 2.0 by GIZ fights COVID-19 with Educational Quiz Game appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 29th August 2020
Junior Public Health Expert, Global Fund (PwC), Abuja, deadline 11th May 2021. Apply Regulatory Affairs Expert – GPH Small Molecules, Africa LOCs, Johnson & Johnson, Nigeria. Apply Regional Mental Health Advisor, Africa, CBM, Abuja, deadline 17th May 2021. Apply M&E Volunteer, Sexual Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health Program, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Lagos. […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 29th August 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Will you take the COVID-19 Vaccine? A Household Survey on the Perception of Nigerians towards a COVID-19 vaccine
By Beti Baiye & Ibukun Oguntola (Lead Writers) Vaccines are vital to the prevention and control of infectious-disease outbreaks. They protect us from the time we are children into adulthood. Today there are vaccines available to protect against at least 20 diseases, such as diphtheria, tetanus, influenza and measles. Together, these vaccines save the lives […] The post Will you take the COVID-19 Vaccine? A Household Survey on the Perception of Nigerians towards a COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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How a Collaborative Approach to Maternal Care is Saving the Lives of Mothers in Kaduna State
In Nigeria, systemic gaps in the quality of maternal care includes the lack of life-saving medical equipment, the low adoption of the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) in facilities, and the ineffectiveness of MPDSR platforms and their inability to translate to better quality of care. These are challenges that must be addressed […] The post How a Collaborative Approach to Maternal Care is Saving the Lives of Mothers in Kaduna State appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd April 2021
COVID-19: Lagos, Kano, Kaduna lead as Nigeria vaccinates 1,133,325. COVID-19: Nigeria records zero deaths in 10 days, 100 new cases. COVID-19 Vaccine: We are targeting over 70% of Nigeria- FG. COVID-19 Vaccine: No diagnosed case of blood clots, no death recorded – NPHCDA. Nigeria launches reproductive maternal newborn child, elderly health & nutrition operational plan […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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COVID-19: Lessons from India and why Nigeria must not be complacent
In the last month, India has reported over 200,000 new cases of COVID-19 every single day. Their hospitals are full, crematoriums overwhelmed, health workers are tired, and families devastated. Many Indians in the diaspora feel helpless as they see family members struggling with the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 21, 2021, India announced […] The post COVID-19: Lessons from India and why Nigeria must not be complacent appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 21st April 2021
Health Specialist (Child Health), UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 26th April 2021. Apply Senior Social Development Specialist/Senior Social Sustainability and Inclusion Specialist, Abuja, World Bank, deadline 30th April 2021.  Apply Consultancy to Develop a Diagnostic Report for Inclusive and Risk Financing for Nigeria, UNDP, deadline 28th April Abuja. Apply Consultant to support 2021 World No Tobacco Day […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 21st April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Over 650,000 children got malaria vaccine in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi
Malaria vaccine coverage through childhood immunization programme signals strong community demand for vaccine. Two years on from the launch of a pilot programme, more than 1.7 million doses of the world’s first malaria vaccine have been administered in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, benefitting more than 650,000 children with additional malaria protection. The number of children reached in […] The post Over 650,000 children got malaria vaccine in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Vector control is the cornerstone of malaria prevention – Sieyes
Patrick Sieyes, Head of Global Growth at Vestergaard, ,a global health company, has described vector control as the cornerstone of malaria prevention. Sieyes noted that vector control in the form of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) is crucial in preventing malaria. “Given the resource limitations, investment in the most cost-effective and […] The post Vector control is the cornerstone of malaria prevention – Sieyes appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Reclaiming Girlhood: Early Marriage a Challenging Public Health Dilemma in Nigeria
Bintu, (not her real name) was married off to a 49-year-old man in Dogon Daji village, Sokoto State in Northern Nigeria when she was 13. Bintu said she wanted to become a medical doctor before her father decided she would get married to a man thrice her age, who was a farmer. Bintu said her […] The post Reclaiming Girlhood: Early Marriage a Challenging Public Health Dilemma in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Assessing Nigeria’s Two-Decades Spending on The Health Sector – DRPC Webinar
PACFah@Scale project is organizing a webinar as part of activities marking the 20th Anniversary of the Abuja Declaration. The Abuja Declaration was signed in Abuja, Nigeria, on 20th April 2001 when Health Ministers of African countries, including Nigeria, met and signed the Abuja Declaration pledged to commit 15% of their total annual budgets to the […] The post Assessing Nigeria’s Two-Decades Spending on The Health Sector – DRPC Webinar appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th April 2021
Nigeria administers 2nd highest doses in Africa — WHO. Nigeria vaccinates 1.05m persons with 1st dose. High mortality rate: FG to launch Nat’l Emergency Medical Service, Ambulance System — Minister. 2021 supplementary budget to accommodate doctors’ hazard allowance – Gbajabiamila. SEC to establish N100bn health fund to support COVID-19 fight. No, 60% of women in […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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CEPI and the African Union join forces to boost African vaccine R&D and manufacturing
Oslo, Norway, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; April 13, 2021—The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the African Union Commission have today announced the signing of an memorandum of understanding, which aims to strengthen ties between the organisations and the Africa CDC—a specialised institution of the African Union responsible for the prevention and control of […] The post CEPI and the African Union join forces to boost African vaccine R&D and manufacturing appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 15th April 2021
Delegate, CSP Country Support Manager, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Abuja. Apply Public Health Specialist, Surveillance, (DGHP), US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 19th April 2021. Apply Energy Specialist, World Bank Group, Abuja, deadline 26th April 2021. Apply Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Coordinator, Borno, Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI), Borno, deadline 25th April […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 15th April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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How One Indigenous Nigerian Foundation is Funding Diabetes Care in Southeast Nigeria
By Amarachi Okeh (Lead Writer) Nothing prepared Emmanuel Uchenna, founder of PJosh Diabetes Foundation, for his meeting with Samson Tamaraubrakemi, a 17-year-old who had Type 1 Diabetes, and who was sent away by his family because they could no longer afford to take care of him. Described as one of the leading causes of death […] The post How One Indigenous Nigerian Foundation is Funding Diabetes Care in Southeast Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Nigeria: What you should know
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th April 2021
Lagos, Ogun lead as 964,387 people get COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19: We’re confident in AstraZeneca’s ability to save lives — FG. COVID-19: Nigerian govt gives states condition to halt vaccination. FG re-Invites striking resident doctors. Bird flu hits Kano, Kaduna, 5 other Nigerian states, NCDC Says. HIV: As treatment access drops, Nigeria loses 15% children, adolescent […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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World Health Day: Group Demands Equitable Health System for Women, Children
Civil society organizations of the PACFaH@Scale project are demanding for improved equitable health system that will carter for the wellbeing of women and children in Nigeria as key requirement to move the nation out of its current poor health indices. In a statement signed by Dr Ejike Oji, Project Director of the Association for the […] The post World Health Day: Group Demands Equitable Health System for Women, Children appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 8th April 2021
Medical Assistant, International Organization for Migration – IOM, Lagos, deadline 12th April 2021. Apply Technical Coordinator – Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) 2021, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abuja. Apply Clinical Trial Monitor for 2021 Therapeutic Efficacy Study, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abuja. Apply Protection and Gender Officer, Action Against Hunger, Abuja. Apply […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 8th April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigerians deserve better oral health; Here’s what we must do to get it
By Toluwani Oluwatola (Guest Writer) Globally, March 20 is set by the International Federation of Dentists to celebrate oral health and raise awareness about oral health. Since its inception in 2013, every year has been marked by a theme to call individuals and governments to take action for oral health. This year’s theme is ‘Be Proud […] The post Nigerians deserve better oral health; Here’s what we must do to get it appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd April 2021
Resident doctors begin nationwide strike over welfare issues. COVID-19: Nigeria vaccinates over 800,000 people. FG recovers N49.7bn debt, to spend N296bn on COVID-19 vaccination–Minister. FCTA begins COVID-19 vaccination of journalists to enhance public confidence. FG restates commitment to child spacing, health sector funding. Japan to donate $18.2 million to the Nigerian health sector. About 3M […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 1st April 2021
Technical Consultant / Advisor – Proposed Medical Diagnostic and Services Provision Scheme (MDSPS), Lagos State Government, Lagos, deadline 13th April 2021. Apply General Surgeon, Abuja Clinics, Abuja, deadline 31st May 2021. Apply Public Health Specialist, Laboratory Advisor, US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 14th April 2021. Apply Consultant Obstetrician / Gynaecologist, St. Mary’s Specialist Hospital, Lagos, deadline […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 1st April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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