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#Innovate4HealthNaija: The Future of Health Conference 2020 is here!!!
After five years of delivering highly recognised health conferences focused on generating solutions aimed at improving healthcare access for every Nigerian, the 2020 Future of Health Conference will take place on Thursday, 3rd December 2020. The conference is themed “Innovation: Improving health and scaling up healthcare access.” Innovations in healthcare are important for every part […] The post #Innovate4HealthNaija: The Future of Health Conference 2020 is here!!! appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Africa will get COVID-19 vaccine earlier than expected
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th November 2020
Group to launch “Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?” Report. Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to curb maternal deaths. NCDC launches blog to document Covid-19 ‘Stories’. FG launches new health insurance scheme for citizens. Foreign arrivals presenting fake COVID-19 test results, FG cries out. COVID-19 vaccine: FG to inaugurate 18-man security […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th November 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Impact Africa Summit Inaugural Edition convenes Research & Healthcare Experts
Celebrating Innovation in research, pharmaceuticals and healthcare Xcene Research, a pioneer in the African Contract Research Organization, is set to host thought leaders and industry experts in the research, pharmaceuticals & healthcare industry at the inaugural edition of the Impact Africa Summit (IAS) and industry awards night holding at Radisson Blu Hotel Ikeja on Friday, […] The post Impact Africa Summit Inaugural Edition convenes Research & Healthcare Experts appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 26th November 2020
Technical Specialist – Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health, The Nigeria Field Support Services Project (FSSP) Transtec, Abuja, deadline 20th December 2020. Apply Nigeria Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Technical Reporting Specialist, Panagora Group, Abuja. Apply Nutrition and Health Officer, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Borno, deadline 30th November 2020. Apply Assistant Technical Officer, Laboratory […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 26th November 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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#GivingBirthInNigeria: Curbing Nigeria’s High Rate of Maternal Deaths Through Community MPDSR
Maternal mortality, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days following the delivery or termination of a pregnancy. The WHO notes that Nigeria alone accounts for nearly 20% of global maternal deaths. Globally, maternal mortality remains a major public health concern, especially in poorly […] The post #GivingBirthInNigeria: Curbing Nigeria’s High Rate of Maternal Deaths Through Community MPDSR appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Group to launch “Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?” Report
Abuja, 25 November 2020 – Africare,Nigeria Health Watch and EpiAFRIC are set to launch a report on the causes of maternal deaths in communities in Nigeria on Monday, 30 November 2020. Despite advocacy efforts and interventions geared towards reducing preventable maternal deaths, the most vulnerable women in Nigeria are continuously faced with barriers when accessing […] The post Group to launch “Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?” Report appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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UNFPA Recommits to ICPD25 Commitment and Plan of Action
Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit New York, 12 November 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations, international financial institutions and the private sector […] The post UNFPA Recommits to ICPD25 Commitment and Plan of Action appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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3 out 4 abortions in Africa are unsafe – WHO
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 75% of all abortions in Africa are unsafe. It added that across the world, women in Africa have the highest risk of dying from unsafe abortion. While the WHO recently raised alarm regarding unsafe abortion, the situation is most severe in Africa where abortion is largely unsafe […] The post 3 out 4 abortions in Africa are unsafe – WHO appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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NAFDAC raises alarm on the use of anti-inflammatory drugs
Late October 2020, Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it received a report about the US FDA’s warning on the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) around 20 weeks or later in pregnancy which may cause rare but serious kidney problems in an unborn baby. This can result in […] The post NAFDAC raises alarm on the use of anti-inflammatory drugs appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Nourishing the future: How UNICEF is providing nutrition care in Sokoto State
According to the 2018 National Nutrition and Health Survey, Sokoto state is one of the four states with the highest prevalence of malnutrition among children six to 59 months in the country. With a prevalence of 8.4%, only Zamfara (10.3%) Katsina (9.2%) and Jigawa (8.5) are worse off. Nigeria is currently battling child malnutrition amidst […] The post Nourishing the future: How UNICEF is providing nutrition care in Sokoto State appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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“Who still thinks about Corona Virus?”
These were my sister’s exact words following a sneer and her usual sarcastic laughter. She said this in response to the announcer whose voice boomed from the radio announcing 118 new cases of the Corona Virus recorded in Nigeria on the 19th of October 2020. Sadly, this is the reality of many Nigerians, nobody seems […] The post “Who still thinks about Corona Virus?” appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Health is the essential underpinning of productive, resilient and stable economies – WHO DG
The DG of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has described health as the essential underpinning of productive, resilient and stable economies. He described the COVID-19 pandemic as a powerful demonstration that health is not a by-product of growth. The DG said this while delivering opening remarks at the G20 Leaders Summit. […] The post Health is the essential underpinning of productive, resilient and stable economies – WHO DG appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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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 […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th November 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Delta State, Sanofi commission diabetes & hypertension clinics
The Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC), an agency under the Delta State government, on Monday commissioned four Diabetes and Hypertension Clinics (DHC) across the state as part of a coordinated initiatives to combat high prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in the state. The flag-off ceremony, which held at the Obior Health Facility, Obior in […] The post Delta State, Sanofi commission diabetes & hypertension clinics appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Mental Health, a Silent Burden for Women #GivingBirthInNigeria
Adeona (not real name) narrates the mental breakdown she suffered when carrying and delivering her fourth and last child. She was sick throughout her pregnancy. And yet her husband expected her to function normally as a wife and mother and fully support the family. Through the morning sickness, vomiting and complications of her pregnancy she […] The post Mental Health, a Silent Burden for Women #GivingBirthInNigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 19th November 2020
National Lead Consultant, NTD Programmes, Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL), Abuja, deadline 28th November 2020. Apply State Technical Malaria Lead, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Abuja. Apply Senior Technical Specialist – Pediatrics HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment, Catholic Relief Services, Lagos, deadline 29th November 2020. Apply Senior Manager, Pharmacy, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Nationwide, […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 19th November 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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International and African organizations join together to fight antimicrobial drug resistance
Accra, Addis Ababa, Bamako, Brazzaville, Cairo, Nairobi, 18 November 2020 – With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatening development and health in Africa, six international and continental organizations are launching the first partnership of its kind to combat this public health crisis on the continent. The partners cemented their collaboration today with a joint statement by eight […] The post International and African organizations join together to fight antimicrobial drug resistance appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigeria’s First Ladies and the WHO advocate for the urgent need to eliminate cervical cancer
Editor’s Note: In this week’s Thought Leadership piece, Nigeria’s First Ladies Against Cancer (FLAC) and Dr Nono Simelela of the World Health Organisation (WHO) advocate for the urgent need to eliminate cervical cancer in Nigeria and align to the global strategy for cervical cancer elimination. In August 2020, for the first time ever, the world […] The post Nigeria’s First Ladies and the WHO advocate for the urgent need to eliminate cervical cancer appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Ending Childhood Pneumonia in Nigeria – November 12th World Pneumonia Day
November 12th was World Pneumonia Day. What we should all know about childhood pneumonia in Nigeria: In Nigeria, more children under the age of five died from pneumonia in 2018 than from any disease – 443 deaths per day – representing 19 per cent of child deaths in the country. Pneumonia is the single highest […] The post Ending Childhood Pneumonia in Nigeria – November 12th World Pneumonia Day appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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ExxonMobil Foundation, the NBA and Africare donate masks, sanitizers and handwashing stations to 30 ‘Power Forward’ schools in Abuja
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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. COVID-19: FG raises alarm over rising cases of Lassa virus, other diseases. 122m Nigerians risk contracting 12 out of 20 NTDs infection. […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th November 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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ExxonMobil Foundation, the NBA and Africare Donate Masks, Sanitizers and Handwashing Stations to 30 ‘Power Forward’ Schools in Abuja
ABUJA, NIGERIA, Nov. 13, 2020 –As part of the Power Forward program, ExxonMobil Foundation, the NBA and Africare donated 30,000 masks, 90 new handwashing stations and hand sanitizer to 30 Power Forward schools in Abuja.  The handwashing stations will reach 35,000 school community users. ExxonMobil Foundation, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Africare, a leading […] The post ExxonMobil Foundation, the NBA and Africare Donate Masks, Sanitizers and Handwashing Stations to 30 ‘Power Forward’ Schools in Abuja appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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10 things you should know about vaccine candidates
(1) Why are vaccines important in the COVID-19 pandemic?The COVID-19 outbreak has evolved into a historic pandemic, bringing unprecedented disruption to global economies. In response to the outbreak, public health measures including handwashing with soap and water, physically distancing and wearing of face masks have been recommended to limit transmission. The pandemic has caused a […] The post 10 things you should know about vaccine candidates appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 12th November 2020
Senior Technical Officer (Reproductive Health and HIV), FHI 360, Abuja. Apply Senior Policy Advisor, UN Food Systems Summit, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Abuja, deadline 20th November 2020. Apply State Team Lead, Chemonics International, Kebbi, Kwara, Niger, Sokoto, Zamfara, deadline 16th November 2020. Apply Senior Technical Specialist – Social Welfare Systems Capacity Strengthening, Catholic […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 12th November 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Here’s what FG’s mandatory NHIS for NYSC corps members mean
Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has confirmed it has been directed by Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, to enlist corps members in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). According to the NYSC leadership, arrangement has been concluded to implement the presidential directive. “Furthermore, the scheme has concluded arrangement with the NHIS for the enrolment of […] The post Here’s what FG’s mandatory NHIS for NYSC corps members mean appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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New drug outperforms PreP in preventing HIV among African women
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced that it is strongly encouraged by new study results showing that the antiretroviral medicine cabotegravir, which is administered by injection every two months, prevents HIV among women. The study shows that the long-acting injections among women in sub-Saharan Africa were 89% more efficient in preventing HIV […] The post New drug outperforms PreP in preventing HIV among African women appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Moving from advocacy to action in the fight against Malnutrition
The COVID-19 pandemic has not just exposed the fragile nature of the health systems of most developing countries, including Nigeria, but has worsened other related health issues in the country, including malnutrition. Malnutrition and other nutrition–related issues continue to be of public health concern in Nigeria, especially impacting women and children. According to UNICEF, “Malnutrition […] The post Moving from advocacy to action in the fight against Malnutrition appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Suspected yellow fever outbreak in Delta, Enugu
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that it is supporting the governments of Delta and Enugu states in their response to suspected outbreak of yellow fever. In a statement, NCDC said this is following reports of a sudden spike in cases and deaths in some communities in both states. In a statement, […] The post Suspected yellow fever outbreak in Delta, Enugu appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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There is a promising vaccine candidate for herpes
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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 […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th November 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 5th November 2020
Senior Technical Advisor, GHSA Portfolio and Technical Management, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abuja. Apply Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, Garki Hospital Abuja, deadline 13th November 2020. Apply Medical Doctor, Pearldrops Healthcare Staffing, Lagos, deadline 30 November 2020. Apply Senior Sustainability & Impact Advisor, Options Consultancy Services Ltd, Abuja, deadline 15th November 2020. Apply […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 5th November 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Afreximbank, ITFC and BADEA Launch COPREFA, US$1.5bn Facility to Support African Resilience and Recovery amid Global Pandemic
Cairo, 04 November 2020: – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the pan-African multilateral EXIM bank, partners with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), the Trade Finance Arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group; and the Arab Bank For Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), to launch a US$1.5-billion Collaborative COVID-19 Pandemic Response Facility (“COPREFA”) to […] The post Afreximbank, ITFC and BADEA Launch COPREFA, US$1.5bn Facility to Support African Resilience and Recovery amid Global Pandemic appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigeria is polio-free. What next?
On August 25, 2020 Nigeria and the African continent received what was undoubtedly cheering news amid a very turbulent year — the country and the continent are officially polio free. Nigeria waited with bated breath for the past four years when the last polio virus case was recorded in Borno state, North-east Nigeria. It was a long, […] The post Nigeria is polio-free. What next? appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Banding together is the only way Africa will beat COVID-19
As of 15th October 2020, the continent has a remarkably low 4.2% of the global burden of the disease and just a little above 3.5% of deaths. In this opinion piece, Africa CDC Director Dr. John Nkengasong, and AU Commissioner Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil describe what the continent of Africa still needs to do to […] The post Banding together is the only way Africa will beat COVID-19 appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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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. […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st October 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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