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[DOWNLOAD] WHO’s guideline on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus in workplace
The World Health Organisation has published guidance on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a workplace and how business owners can protect customers, contractors and employees. According to the WHO, the measures should be taken now, even if coronavirus hasn’t arrived in communities where businesses operate. You can read the guideline […] The post [DOWNLOAD] WHO’s guideline on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus in workplace appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th February 2020
Nigeria records first Coronavirus case. COVID19: NCDC Deploys Rapid Response Teams To Lagos. Lagos tracks contacts of index case of Coronavirus. Orji: NSIA Intervention in Healthcare Will Curb Medical Tourism. NHIS to extend health insurance to informal sector. Plateau Govt establishes health insurance scheme distributes 2.5m LLINs. Dangote, Bill Gates commend Ganduje on quality healthcare [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th February 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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No, CDC didn’t recommend men shave their beards to protect against coronavirus
Amid increased fears about a potential coronavirus outbreak in the United States, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention graphic from 2017 has resurfaced online along with the claim that the organization is recommending men shave their beards to protect against the virus. This is not true. The organization has made no such recommendation.  The wrong information […] The post No, CDC didn’t recommend men shave their beards to protect against coronavirus appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 28th February 2020
National Migration Health Physician, International Organization for Migration – IOM, Abuja, Lagos, deadline 29th February 2020. Apply for this job Obstetrician / Gynecologist, Medecins Sans Frontieres – France, Jahun, Jigawa, deadline 30th March 2020. Apply for this job Director, Strategic Information, Society for Family Health (SFH), Kano, deadline 28th February 2020. Apply for this job [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 28th February 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigeria’s first case of coronavirus disease confirmed in Lagos
The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State, Nigeria. The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.  The case is an Italian citizen who works […] The post Nigeria’s first case of coronavirus disease confirmed in Lagos appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Midwives are a lifeline for better maternal health, Nigeria must invest in them: OpEd
Editor’s Note: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Year 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and The Midwife. In this Thought Leadership OpEd for Nigeria Health Watch, Olajumoke Adebayo, a Young Midwifery Leader at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), writes about the critical roles that midwives play in reducing maternal mortality [...] The post Midwives are a lifeline for better maternal health, Nigeria must invest in them: OpEd appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Empathy, sacrifice and resolve: One centre making a dent in kidney care in Lagos State
Like other students, Chidozie had visions of what to do after graduating as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Getting a placement for his internship and earning some money was top of his wish list. He would often discuss these plans with close friends. His devotion to his Catholic faith and his calm and collected nature set [...] The post Empathy, sacrifice and resolve: One centre making a dent in kidney care in Lagos State appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21st February 2020
No Nigerian in China infected with Covid-19 – Official. WHO, UNICEF rank Nigeria poor in child survival index. World Bank approves $2.2b loans for Nigeria; Ogun, others beneficiaries. Lassa Fever hits Lagos as govt lists precautions, emergency numbers. Senate plans repeal of NHIS Act, raises hope for informal-sector participants. EU Announces N32m Humanitarian Aid to [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 21st February 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 20th February 2020
Public Health Engagement & Advocacy Officer, eHealth4everyone, Abuja, deadline 31st March 2020. Apply for this Job. Human Resources for Health State Coordinators – USAID/Nigeria Health Workforce Management Activity, Bauchi /Ebonyi /Kebbi /Sokoto, deadline 28th February 2020. Apply for this job Health Governance Specialist, USAID/Nigeria Health Workforce Management Activity, Abuja, deadline 28th February 2020. Apply for [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 20th February 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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NUC clarifies PhD requirement for doctors teaching medical students
it was unfortunate that the MDCAN did not take time to study the circular Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed Following the announcement of a strike action by members of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) to protest a policy of the National Universities Commission (NUC) which recommended that lecturers […] The post NUC clarifies PhD requirement for doctors teaching medical students appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Our bleeding wound: Are Nigeria’s doctors justified for leaving? OpEd
Editor’s Note: A U.S news politics report that recently trended online showed how Nigerian immigrants have carved a niche in the United States as highly skilled workers. The numbers are impressive, with Nigerians ranking highest in the percentage of immigrants with a bachelor’s degree, at 59%. The applause for this is commendable, yet it also [...] The post Our bleeding wound: Are Nigeria’s doctors justified for leaving? OpEd appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Courage in the midst of fear; How Kano contained its current Lassa Fever outbreak
It was the last day of 2019. Everyone, including health workers at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), the largest healthcare facility in Kano State, looked forward to the New Year. Salamatu, a 28-year-old woman, 38 weeks pregnant, arrived at the Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G) unit on referral from Standard Hospital, a private hospital where she attended [...] The post Courage in the midst of fear; How Kano contained its current Lassa Fever outbreak appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th February 2020
Nigeria gets 3 centres to test for coronavirus. NGF, state health commissioners strategise on primary healthcare. Nigeria, Ivory Coast to get $20m Safe Birth Initiative. Improving Funding for Epidemic Preparedness. Fayemi approves six months maternity leave for Ekiti workers. Kaduna Health Insurance Scheme enrols 12,000 persons in one week. State Insurance Laws will improve health [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th February 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Agreement signed to tackle cervical cancer and HIV
Cervical cancer and HIV are inextricably linked. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women living with HIV UNAIDS UNAIDS and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have joined forces to increase action against cervical cancer and HIV. In a memorandum of understanding signed following an event to mark World Cancer Day at the […] The post Agreement signed to tackle cervical cancer and HIV appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Our Love, In Sickness and In Health
Editor’s Note: Ahead of Valentine’s Day on February 14, Nigeria Health Watch Social Media Analyst Michael Atima weaves a tale of romance that takes a nose dive when the unexpected happens, and reminds us all that love is sweet, but sweeter when both partners have access to the best gift money can buy — quality, affordable healthcare. [...] The post Our Love, In Sickness and In Health appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Roche Restates Commitment To Fight Cancer In Nigeria
Global pharmaceutical company Roche has restated its commitment to improve outcomes for everyone affected by cancer in Nigeria. This is as the company has consistently invested resources to ensure that patients with breast cancer, the most frequently occurring and most common cause of cancer death in Nigeria, are properly diagnosed and treated. In a press [...] The post Roche Restates Commitment To Fight Cancer In Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Global HIV control suffers major setback
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has stopped administration of vaccinations in its HVTN 702 clinical trial of an investigational HIV vaccine. This action was taken because an independent data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) found during an interim review that the regimen did not […] The post Global HIV control suffers major setback appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Be Your Brother’s Keeper: Anambra’s Adoption Model for Health Insurance
The Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme was launched on the 14th September, 2018, after the law establishing it enactment was passed in 2016. Its’ mandate is to provide quality and affordable healthcare to Anambra State citizens. Executive Secretary of the Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA), Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi, says the government committed NGN 200 [...] The post Be Your Brother’s Keeper: Anambra’s Adoption Model for Health Insurance appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th February 2020
Cancer: Foundation launches assistance programme to reduce cost of treatment. WHO certifies Nigeria, five others on capacity to diagonise Coronavirus. Coronavirus: Reps invite NCDC DG over evacuation of Nigerians from China. Lassa Fever: Irrua Specialist Hospital confirms death of three persons. Kano, Jigawa benefit from EUs N11.6b WASH intervention in Nigeria. FG budgets N620m to [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th February 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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The Heart to Help: Improving women and children’s health through philanthropy
Editor’s Note: The Obijackson Foundation in December 2019 threw a week-long Christmas festival, which included a Christmas party for 7,000 children in Anambra. EpiAFRIC team members, Chibuike Alagboso, Aloysius Ugwu and Thelma Thomas, who attended the event, write about how the Foundation’s has fared running the Children’s Hospital and the opportunities for potential partnerships to [...] The post The Heart to Help: Improving women and children’s health through philanthropy appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th February 2020
Technical Assistant – ART Community Management Services, Global Fund, Akwa Ibom, deadline 26th February, 2020. Apply for this job Senior Program Officer 1 – Malaria, Breakthrough ACTION, Cross River, deadline 14th February, 2020. Apply for this job Medical Coordinator Assistant, Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), Borno, deadline 14th February, 2020. Apply for this job [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th February 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Maltina School Games Unveiled: Set to Impact Millions of Nigerian School Children
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Nigeria’s coronavirus control strategy targets ports of entry
As the new coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the world, the Nigerian government has revealed that the country’s strategy for the control of the disease is targeted at the points of entry into the country. This was revealed by health minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire. Ehanire revealed that Nigeria has the capacity to detect and […] The post Nigeria’s coronavirus control strategy targets ports of entry appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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How to save 7 million lives from cancer
The World Health Organization (WHO) today spells out the need to step up cancer services in low and middle-income countries. WHO warns that, if current trends continue, the world will see a 60% increase in cancer cases over the next two decades. The greatest increase (an estimated 81%) in new cases will occur in low- […] The post How to save 7 million lives from cancer appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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If you build it, they will come; The organisations transforming cancer care in Nigeria
By Ada Ezeokoli & Beti Baiye (Lead Writers) In the story below, Nigeria Health Watch Graphics and Design Editor, Samuel Gada, shares his father’s cancer diagnosis and treatment journey: “I’m sorry to tell you Mr Gada, but you have cancer.” Those eleven words changed the course of my life forever. It felt like a punch [...] The post If you build it, they will come; The organisations transforming cancer care in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st January 2020
WHO declares coronavirus global health emergency. FG collaborates with D-8’s hespi in rehabilitation of health sector. NASS committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage – Oloriegbe. Nigeria to get $417m from Global Fund to tackle Malaria. Nigeria May Lose 2m Children to Pneumonia, UNICEF Warns. Germany Pledges More Support for Nigeria’s Effort in Polio Eradication. Nestle [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st January 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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How novel coronavirus became a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom, has declared that the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). A previous meeting to consider to a similar announcement did not result in any PHIEC classification. “This declaration is not a vote of no confidence in China. On […] The post How novel coronavirus became a Public Health Emergency of International Concern appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 30th January 2020
Medical Doctor, Healthrak, Lagos, deadline 11th February 2020. Apply for this job Deputy Health Coordinator, Medecins Du Monde, Borno, deadline 11th February 2020. Apply for this job Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW), Healthrak, Lagos, deadline 11th February 2020. Apply for this job Laboratory Scientist (Chemistry, Haematology, Microbiology), Reddington Hospital, Lagos, deadline 10th February 2020. Apply for this job Consultant, Anaesthetist & Critical Care, Reddington Hospital, Lagos, [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 30th January 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Coronavirus outbreak is not yet a public health emergency of international concern – WHO DG
The Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has decided not to declare the coronavirus outbreak that is spreading across the world, a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). This was the resolution that was reached at the end of the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency […] The post Coronavirus outbreak is not yet a public health emergency of international concern – WHO DG appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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China, the new coronavirus and Nigeria’s preparedness: an NCDC advisory
While a lot has been said about the new virus; the novel coronavirus (nCoV), a lot still remains unknown about it. The limitation of available knowledge is evident in the advisory issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The first case of a novel (new) coronavirus strain (2019nCoV) was confirmed in China on the […] The post China, the new coronavirus and Nigeria’s preparedness: an NCDC advisory appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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NHIS promises to increase support to cancer patients in Nigeria
The Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Mohammed Sambo has expressed the scheme’s readiness to increase support it is providing to patients that are living with cancer. According to him, some levels of cancer surgeries and chemotherapy are now covered under the scheme, adding that NHIS will continue to explore ways of working […] The post NHIS promises to increase support to cancer patients in Nigeria appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Global polio eradication: Rotary, Gates Foundation commit $450m
Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort. “Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, almost 19 million people are walking today who would have otherwise been paralyzed,” said […] The post Global polio eradication: Rotary, Gates Foundation commit $450m appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Oduduwa University Vacancies for Lecturers
Oduduwa University Ipetumodu (OUI) is an innovative, forward-thinking university with high standards of teaching and research. OUI sits at the heart of one of Osun State's most up and coming cities. We are fully licensed by the National Universi...
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Registered Paediatric Nurse Vacancy at Queens Clinic Limited
Queens Clinic Limited is a world class health facility dedicated to providing for all health needs, not only curative but also preventive. They provide primary and secondary medical care for the residents around.   We are recruiting to fill t...
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Medical Officer II Vacancy at the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa
Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa was established by law of the Ondo State House of Assembly in December 2007. OSUSTECH is a technology-based institution which aims at providing the needed manpower training in ord...
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TB Public, Private Mix Facilitator Consultant - SHOPS Plus Vacancy at Abt Associates (15 Openings)
Abt Associates - The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and g...
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