Naija News Feed
Health
Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 29th October 2020
Director of Programs (ICHSSA Project), Association for Reproductive and Family Health, Lagos, deadline 4th November 2020. Apply Nutrition Manager – Damaturu, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Adamawa, deadline 3rd November 2020. Apply Senior Program Officer, FHI 360, Abuja.  Apply Country Representative, West African Institute of Public Health (WAIPH), Nigeria, deadline 12th December 2020. Apply Senior Program […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 29th October 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
What Nigeria’s health sector can learn from the #EndSARS protests
For two weeks, young Nigerians coordinated peaceful protests across the country to demand an end to police brutality, illegal profilings, extortion and in some cases, extrajudicial executions by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). Protest participants cut across different backgrounds and social classes but were united by a common goal, […] The post What Nigeria’s health sector can learn from the #EndSARS protests appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Chivita Celebrates World Juice Day
October 17, 2020 – Lagos, Nigeria – Leading fruit juice brand, Chivita, holds its 2nd Annual Chivita World Juice Day Event today. The Annual Chivita World Juice Day is a public interest initiative undertaken by CHI Limited, makers of the Chivita brand of fruit juices, to deepen conversations on consumption of 100% fruit juice thus […] The post Chivita Celebrates World Juice Day appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd October 2020
FG targets 30 million persons for fever vaccination. EU-UNICEF spends N2.6bn on maternal, child healthcare in Bauchi. Treat malaria as National Health Emergency, NEMP Tells FG. Yellow Fever Immunization: Local councils affected by flood, children with fever exempted. FG approves bill for establishment of council for traditional, alternative and complementary medicine practice in Nigeria. UNICEF […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd October 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 22nd October 2020
The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 22nd October 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
UniPort Teaching Hospital ensures safe deliveries and immunisation despite COVID-19
After six months of anxiety, panic and unrest as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical doctors at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) have treated and discharged the last patient in the hospital’s isolation centre.  Records from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, as at the time of publication, show that Rivers […] The post UniPort Teaching Hospital ensures safe deliveries and immunisation despite COVID-19 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
0800 800 2000: She Writes Woman Mental Health Initiative launches TOLL-FREE mental health helpline
In light of increased emotional and psychological distress brought about my COVID-19, the ensuing lockdown and the broader socioeconomic consequences, leading organisation that gives mental health a voice in Nigeria, She Writes Woman, launches toll-free helpline. The helpline couldn’t have come at a better time, the founder, Hauwa Ojeifo, said about the launch. “Nigerians are […] The post 0800 800 2000: She Writes Woman Mental Health Initiative launches TOLL-FREE mental health helpline appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
COVID-19’s impact on HIV treatment less severe than originally feared
Health News NG -
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 […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th October 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
President Buhari joins global call for People’s Vaccine for COVID-19
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced that Nigeria will be joining the urgent global call for a People’s Vaccine for COVID-19. The President endorsed the initiative and released an official public statement in favour of the campaign. “Learning from the painful lessons from a history of unequal access in dealing with diseases such as […] The post President Buhari joins global call for People’s Vaccine for COVID-19 appeared first on healthnews.ng.
Health News NG -
Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 15th October 2020
Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) Officer – NPHCDA Gateway, Palladium Group, Borno , Jigawa , Kaduna , Kano , Yobe. Apply Health Senior State Facilitator, Deloitte, deadline 30th October 2020. Apply Head of Health Information Management Department, Garki Hospital Abuja (GHA), Abuja, deadline 22nd October 2020. Apply Health Assistant – CONHESS 03 at Federal […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 15th October 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
The Disease of Violence: Police brutality as a public health emergency in Nigeria
Editor’s Note: In the wake of the #EndSARS protests that have rocked several Nigerian cities in the last week, we at Nigeria Health Watch take a look at some of the ways in which police brutality affects the mental, physical and emotional health of young people, and reflect on the conversations we must begin to […] The post The Disease of Violence: Police brutality as a public health emergency in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
 
 
Taking ownership: Women in Jigawa community fund emergency transportation for pregnant women
“My husband and I have always known that I would deliver at the hospital,” says Azeema Hussaini, 25, while sitting on a bed in a muddy two-room house, nursing her three-week-old daughter, Maisara, whom she gave birth to at the General Hospital Jahun, Jigawa State. The mother of three had her previous deliveries at the […] The post Taking ownership: Women in Jigawa community fund emergency transportation for pregnant women appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
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, […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th October 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
World Sight Day 2020: Shell, JV partners come together to give #HopeInSight
By Beti Baiye and Dara Ajala-Damisa (Lead Writers) The trip from Yenagoa was short and uneventful. We arrived the community town hall before our hosts and as they walked in, some led by friend or family members and others feeling their way along, their gait and demeanour began to tell their story long before they […] The post World Sight Day 2020: Shell, JV partners come together to give #HopeInSight appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 8th October 2020
Medical Doctor, eHealth Systems Africa, Abuja. Apply Drug Control Officer, P3, UNODC – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Abuja, deadline 3rd November 2020. Apply Assistant Director Nurse, Cedarcrest Hospitals, Abuja, deadline 20th October 2020. Apply Sexual Gender Based Violence Assistant (SGBV), Save The Children, Yobe, deadline 20th October 2020. Apply Senior Program […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 8th October 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
AVADAR: How digital health fast-tracked Nigeria’s drive to eradicate polio
Polio, a contagious disease caused by the poliomyelitis virus is transmitted primarily when stool from someone infected contaminates foods, drinks or water sources. It invades the nervous system and could, in a matter of hours, lead to complete paralysis. On the 24th of August 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Nigeria and Africa […] The post AVADAR: How digital health fast-tracked Nigeria’s drive to eradicate polio appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
New support and guidance available to health procurement professionals in the public sector in Nigeria
NIGERIA / AGILITYPR.NEWS / September 16, 2020 /New support and guidance available to health procurement professionals in the public sector in Nigeria to improve health and wellbeing of citizens as global pandemic strains healthcare supply chains. Support and network available to procurement professionals buying medicines and equipment Free to join knowledge hub created as source […] The post New support and guidance available to health procurement professionals in the public sector in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
ACEGID in Ede: Science Capacity evolving in Nigeria from an unusual Location
When will the COVID-19 pandemic be over? Will life return to how it was before COVID-19 disrupted it? These questions probably run through every person’s mind often even if they are not conscious of it. But the pandemic is far from over, even though the ease of lockdown measures makes it appear as if the […] The post ACEGID in Ede: Science Capacity evolving in Nigeria from an unusual Location appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Top 5 Stories From #PCOSWithMedplus Showing The Importance Of Health Awareness Campaigns
Health News NG -
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 […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd October 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 1sth October 2020
Senior Program Manager, Jhpiego – John Hopkins University, Abuja, deadline 12th October 2020. Apply Country Director, the Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Abuja. Apply Head of Health and Nutrition, Save The Children, Abuja, deadline 12th October 2020. Apply Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Supervisor, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Borno, deadline 3rd October 2020. Apply General Practitioner […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 1sth October 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
World Heart Day: Coalition calls for concerted effort to eliminate trans fats in Nigeria
As part of events marking this year’s World Heart Day, the Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED) and Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), have called for concerted efforts in the regulation of trans fats use in Nigeria. NHED and CAPPA, in a statement issued in Abuja said that the World Heart Day commemorated September […] The post World Heart Day: Coalition calls for concerted effort to eliminate trans fats in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Call for Abstracts for Evidence Briefing: Quality of Maternal Medicines used in Nigeria
Globally, Nigeria is the second highest contributor to maternal mortality after India, contributing to 20% of maternal deaths. Between 2005 and 2015, it is estimated that over 600,000 maternal deaths and no less than 900,000 maternal near-miss cases occurred in Nigeria. Pregnant women face the risk of dying from preventable causes related to pregnancy and […] The post Call for Abstracts for Evidence Briefing: Quality of Maternal Medicines used in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
 
 
Call for Abstracts: Evidence Briefing on Quality of Maternal Medicines used in Nigeria?
The post Call for Abstracts: Evidence Briefing on Quality of Maternal Medicines used in Nigeria? appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
COVID-19 has shown that without health, we have nothing
Gabriel Oke and Omodolapo Shobowale (Lead Writers) On April 8, 2018, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) affirmed the linkage between Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and global health security as two sides of the same coin in an interview with Nigeria Health Watch. ‘‘Health Systems Strengthening and Universal Health Coverage […] The post COVID-19 has shown that without health, we have nothing appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Nigeria’s COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over
Cinemas across Nigeria are now reopening after they were forced to shut down operations in March 2020 no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Moreover, international travels have resumed and state governments across the country are already unveiling plans to reopen schools at all levels from next week. For many citizens, these developments are suggesting that […] The post Nigeria’s COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over appeared first on healthnews.ng.
Health News NG -
PAS CSOs call on government to support family health in Nigeria in commemoration of World Contraception Day, September 26, 2020
We, the CSOs of the PAS project are pleased to take note of the recent activities of African health professional associations, NGOs and national governments as they commemorated World Contraception Day (WCD) on 26th September 2020. In Ghana, the Ministry of Health and NGOs in collaboration with UNFPA mobilized around WCD to call for increasing […] The post PAS CSOs call on government to support family health in Nigeria in commemoration of World Contraception Day, September 26, 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
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 […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th September 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 24th September 2020
Associate Director, ESITA, FHI 360, Abuja. Apply Project Director – Resilient Sustainable System for Health (RSSH) Project, Management Sciences for Health, Abuja, deadline 10th October 2020. Apply Medical Coordinator, INTERSOS, Borno, deadline 29th September 2020. Apply USAID Project Management Specialist – President’s Malaria Initiative, USAID, Abuja, deadline 25th September 2020. Apply Senior Social Development Specialist/Senior […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 24th September 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Drugs for HIV, hepatitis could prevent type 2 diabetes – study
A group of drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers found that patients taking the drugs had a 33% lower risk of developing diabetes. The scientists say that the risk reduction makes sense based on how the drugs are known to […] The post Drugs for HIV, hepatitis could prevent type 2 diabetes – study appeared first on healthnews.ng.
Health News NG -
The NURHI Project: 10 Years of Impact in Nigeria’s Family Planning Space
By Kenneth Ibe & Olubunmi Oyebanji (Lead Writers) The availability of family planning services, enables girls and women to make informed choices about birth spacing and their desired family size. It also contributes to improved sexual and reproductive health and the wellbeing of children, women, and families. Many sexually active women are still not empowered […] The post The NURHI Project: 10 Years of Impact in Nigeria’s Family Planning Space appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
How active community case search transformed testing in Kano State
For several weeks, sixty-year-old Musa Danyadikko had been grappling with a strange fever and cough that had defied all known treatment. One day in June, sitting in his home in Gwarzo town, 75 kilometers north-west of Kano metropolis, he heard that public health officials from Kano had arrived at the palace of the District Head […] The post How active community case search transformed testing in Kano State appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Protocol approved for COVID-19 herbal medicine clinical trials in Africa
The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs has endorsed a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for COVID-19 as well as a charter and terms of reference […] The post Protocol approved for COVID-19 herbal medicine clinical trials in Africa appeared first on healthnews.ng.
Health News NG -
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 […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 18th September 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -
Nigeria Health Watch launches project to advocate for better access to quality maternal medicines and contraceptives in Nigeria
Abuja, 18 September 2020 – Nigeria Health Watch has launched the Maternal Health Advocacy and Communications project to advocate for better access to quality maternal medicines and contraceptives in Nigeria. The project is supported by funding from MSD for Mothers, and aims to establish a platform where key stakeholders and influencers in maternal health can […] The post Nigeria Health Watch launches project to advocate for better access to quality maternal medicines and contraceptives in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
Nigeria Health Watch -