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Call for urgent action on meningitis
Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched the first ever global strategy to defeat meningitis – a debilitating disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. By 2030, the goals are to eliminate epidemics of bacterial meningitis – the most deadly form of the disease – and to reduce deaths by […] The post Call for urgent action on meningitis appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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COVID-19, funding shortfalls are devastating efforts to end Tuberculosis by 2030 – report
The Stop TB Partnership today released new data showing how the COVID-19 pandemic and dismally low levels of funding represent the main barriers to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of ending TB by 2030. The data from 2021 shows that the impact of COVID-19 on the TB response has continued to be profound: […] The post COVID-19, funding shortfalls are devastating efforts to end Tuberculosis by 2030 – report appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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White House confirms plans to nominate Africa CDC head to lead PEPFAR
The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden will nominate Dr. John N. Nkengasong as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally at the Department of State. The Ambassador-at-Large leads, manages, and oversees the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – the largest commitment by any nation […] The post White House confirms plans to nominate Africa CDC head to lead PEPFAR appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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The NYSC and NCDC Collaboration: A Partnership Inspired by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Beyond being mandatory for the advancement of career prospects after graduation from university, completing the national youth service is a thing of pride for many Nigerian graduates. The process is so important that some Nigerians who complete their undergraduate studies in other countries return home to participate in it. Failing to complete the national service, […] The post The NYSC and NCDC Collaboration: A Partnership Inspired by the COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Focusing on the vulnerable to achieve UHC in Nigeria: Insights from a book launch
On September 14, 2021, Dr Charles Ezuma-Ngwu, launched a book titled ‘Universal Healthcare and Access to the Lower-income Population: An exploration of Capitation in Lagos, Nigeria’. A financial and budget analyst, Dr Ezuma-Ngwu wrote the book as an output from his PhD research to provide evidence that would encourage policy and action to deliver quality […] The post Focusing on the vulnerable to achieve UHC in Nigeria: Insights from a book launch appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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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. […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th September 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Flour Mills of Nigeria Renovates Lagos University Teaching Hospital Dental Clinics
Lagos, Nigeria; September 24, 2021. As part of its social investment efforts to promote quality and affordable services in the health sector, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN) renovated the dental clinics at the Faculty of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos. FMN commenced the first phase of the renovation process, with four […] The post Flour Mills of Nigeria Renovates Lagos University Teaching Hospital Dental Clinics appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Safe Spaces in the Workplace: Reducing Workplace Stress to Improve Mental Health
Patience Adejo and Dara Ajala-Damisa (Lead Writers) Musa is a 32-year-old junior associate who works in a law firm. He used to love the Law profession, but unfavourable work conditions robbed him of that passion causing him to lose all interest in his work and the profession altogether. “My office is a toxic place,” he […] The post Safe Spaces in the Workplace: Reducing Workplace Stress to Improve Mental Health appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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#HealthMeetsTechAfrica: Building Communities and Navigating Healthcare Post COVID-19
Ìgwèbụ̀íké is an Igbo phrase which means “there is strength in community.” Community plays an important role in every aspect of our lives. Having a sense of community unites us. Being a part of a community can make us feel as though we are a part of something greater than ourselves. Since 2017, through the […] The post #HealthMeetsTechAfrica: Building Communities and Navigating Healthcare Post COVID-19 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Primary Health Care in Nigeria: Progress, Challenges and Collaborating for Transformation
Health is a human right and everyone, irrespective of location or socioeconomic status has a right to healthcare at their point of need. For a heavily populated country like Nigeria where there are income inequalities, there is a need to examine the healthcare system through the lens of health equity, which is accessible, affordable, and […] The post Primary Health Care in Nigeria: Progress, Challenges and Collaborating for Transformation appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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T.I. and wife won’t be charged over sexual assault allegation
T.I. and Tameka ’Tiny’ Harris will not be charged over sexual assault allegations, the Los [...] The post T.I. and wife won’t be charged over sexual assault allegation appeared first on The Zimbabwe Mail.
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South Africa sliding back into aparthied system with captured juducial system
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s highest court on Friday denied an application by former president [...] The post South Africa sliding back into aparthied system with captured juducial system appeared first on The Zimbabwe Mail.
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Chamisa should speak out on recalls, says Mliswa
NORTON MP Temba Mliswa (Independent) yesterday described the “docility” exhibited by the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC [...] The post Chamisa should speak out on recalls, says Mliswa appeared first on The Zimbabwe Mail.
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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. […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th September 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 16th September 2021
One-Health Sherpa Officer – NO-B, WHO Nigeria, Abuja, deadline 23rd September 2021. Apply Health Specialist, Cold Chain Logistics – P4, UNICEF Nigeria, Abuja, deadline 29th September 2021. Apply Public Health Administrative Management Assistant – Employees of Mission-All/or USEFMs, EFMs or MOHs (PEPFAR Finance & Administrative Assistant) US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 23rd September 2021. Apply HR/Admin […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 16th September 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Belarusian MTZ to sell over 1,300 tractors to Zimbabwe
MINSK, (BelTA) – The Belarusian tractor manufacturer MTZ intends to sell 1,337 vehicles to Zimbabwe, [...] The post Belarusian MTZ to sell over 1,300 tractors to Zimbabwe appeared first on The Zimbabwe Mail.
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Zimbabwe Turns to Mozambique, Zambia to Ease Power Cuts
HARARE (Bloomberg) –Zimbabwe asked Mozambique and Zambia to supply it with more electricity as it [...] The post Zimbabwe Turns to Mozambique, Zambia to Ease Power Cuts appeared first on The Zimbabwe Mail.
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Econet steps up its digital transformation drive
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has stepped up its digital transformation drive by deploying more self-care service [...] The post Econet steps up its digital transformation drive appeared first on The Zimbabwe Mail.
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Mwonzora says he has been approached by Senior MDC-A leaders to recall Sikhala from Parliament
HARARE – Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai leader Douglas Mwonzora says he has been approached by [...] The post Mwonzora says he has been approached by Senior MDC-A leaders to recall Sikhala from Parliament appeared first on The Zimbabwe Mail.
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Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall in 2021
As the COVAX Facility is forced to slash planned COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Africa by around 150 million this year, the continent faces almost 500 million doses short of the global year-end target of fully vaccinating 40% of its population. This shortfall comes as Africa tops 8 million COVID-19 cases this week.    With the […] The post Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall in 2021 appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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PSG superstars held by Club Brugge in Champions League
BRUGGE, Belgium (AP) — PSG’s formidable attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé [...] The post PSG superstars held by Club Brugge in Champions League appeared first on The Zimbabwe Mail.
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Grealish nets on CL debut in City’s wild 6-3 win vs. Leipzig
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jack Grealish marked his Champions League debut with the pick of [...] The post Grealish nets on CL debut in City’s wild 6-3 win vs. Leipzig appeared first on The Zimbabwe Mail.
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Belarusian dictator sends birthday message to Mnangagwa
MINSK, 15 September (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent birthday greetings to Zimbabwe [...] The post Belarusian dictator sends birthday message to Mnangagwa appeared first on The Zimbabwe Mail.
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Gender Inequality: A Mind Shift could Improve Maternal Care
Ifeyinwa Yusuf (Lead Writer) Growing up I dreamt of being a renowned obstetrician or surgeon like Ben Carson. After reading his book, Gifted Hands, I was pumped-up with zeal, so, using my monthly student allowance, I bought as many medical books as I could afford. I imagined what it would be like to live in […] The post Gender Inequality: A Mind Shift could Improve Maternal Care appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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UNDP, EpiAFRIC, Nigeria Health Watch and Reboot announce open call for submissions to #Hack4COVIDWaste
13 September, Abuja – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with EpiAFRIC, Reboot and Nigeria Health Watch today announced an open call for submissions to the #Hack4COVIDWaste, a hackathon designed to develop solutions that will combat the issue of poor management and disposal of COVID-19 waste. The hackathon will be a hybrid in […] The post UNDP, EpiAFRIC, Nigeria Health Watch and Reboot announce open call for submissions to #Hack4COVIDWaste appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Not the ‘Devil’s work’: Reversing Club Foot Deformities in Children
By Innocent Eteng (Lead Writer) Most mothers agree that the first meeting between mother and child invokes overwhelming joy. This was true for Joy Chinedu the first time she carried her baby, Precious, examining every part of her with awe and wonder, two hours after giving birth in August 2014 at a public primary health […] The post Not the ‘Devil’s work’: Reversing Club Foot Deformities in Children appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th September 2021
Buhari approves Health Reform Committee, names VP Osinbajo Chairman. Ifedayo Adetifa replaces Ihekweazu as NCDC Director-General. EpiAFRIC Set to Hold Sixth ‘Health Meets Tech Hackathon. COVID-19: CBN disburses N400 billion TCF to Nigerians, receives 8 million applications. FG, health workers agree 65 years retirement age, increased salary. 121 Cases of vaccine-derived Polio Virus recorded in […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th September 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 9th September 2021
Public Health Specialist (Surveillance), US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 13th September 2021. Apply Physician – All Interested Candidates, US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 13th September 2021. Apply Consultant to support FMoH in the implementation of WHO Package of Essential Non-communicable Diseases (WHO PEN) in 12 PHCs, AF_NGA Nigeria, Abuja, deadline 22nd 2021. Apply Migration Health Physician (Assessment […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 9th September 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Stronger Through Collaboration and Partnership: Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum Quarterly Meeting
The COVID-19 pandemic not only exposed weaknesses in global health systems, it also provided us with an opportunity to course-correct and build more resilient health systems that will ensure health security for all. Taking advantage of this opportunity, on September 2 and 3, 2021, the Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum convened a 2-day meeting with the […] The post Stronger Through Collaboration and Partnership: Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum Quarterly Meeting appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Sustaining Excellence: NCDC Gets New Director General
Onyinye Oranezi & Dara Ajala-Damisa (Lead Writers) Nigerians in the health sector and key stakeholders have waited with bated breath for the announcement of the new Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This is following the appointment of its first Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu to lead WHO’s new Pandemic & […] The post Sustaining Excellence: NCDC Gets New Director General appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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EpiAFRIC Hosts 6th Health Meets Tech Hackathon Using Technology to Provide Health Solutions
EpiAFRIC and  partners will be having the 6th edition  of the Health meets Tech Hackathon. This year’s event is Pan-African with participation from across the continent. The initiative is designed to build an ecosystem of heath  and tech practitioners to design and deploy contextually-relevant tech solutions across Africa. This year’s Hackathon is  a  two-day hybrid […] The post EpiAFRIC Hosts 6th Health Meets Tech Hackathon Using Technology to Provide Health Solutions appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Today is World Sexual Health Day
On World Sexual Health Day, WHO celebrates every person’s right to sexual wellbeing How does the World Health Organization (WHO) define sexual health – and what do we bring to this annual, global celebration of sexual health, well-being and rights for all? From the absence of disease to well-being: the continuum of sexual health Sexual […] The post Today is World Sexual Health Day appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd September 2021
NCDC boss, Ihekweazu, gets WHO job. FG plans compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for civil servants – SGF. Nigeria hard-hit as 2,035 die of cholera in 23 states, FCT. NMA gives FG a 21-Day ultimatum to resolve issues with resident doctors, others. N1.5tn Spent on COVID-19 Management, Says FG. Residents shun COVID-19 vaccines in Bauchi, bribe for […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 3rd September 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Now We Have More COVID-19 Vaccines in Nigeria: Time to Deliver
After the successful deployment of the first round of vaccines received from the COVAX facility in March 2021, Nigeria has received its second batch of vaccines from countries around the world; receiving 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine from the United States through the COVAX facility and 177,600 doses of the single-shot Johnson & […] The post Now We Have More COVID-19 Vaccines in Nigeria: Time to Deliver appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Spotlight Initiative: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in Nigeria Through Surveillance
Anthonia Obokoh (Lead Writer) Any form of violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. Based on World Health Organisation estimates, one in three women are subjected to physical or sexual violence. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, reports have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. […] The post Spotlight Initiative: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in Nigeria Through Surveillance appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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State of Emergency: The Doctors’ Strike and the Brain Drain of the Health Care Workforce
In 2019, when my father was in the Intensive Care Unit of one of Nigeria’s biggest tertiary hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory, one of the most contentious issues my family experienced was the constant chasing after specialist doctors to assess him and answer our burning questions. We would wait hours for the single cardiologist […] The post State of Emergency: The Doctors’ Strike and the Brain Drain of the Health Care Workforce appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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