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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th January 2020
2 out of 10 deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants in Kano – Report. Coronavirus: FG Intensifies Checks at Nation’s Airports. Gov Sanwo-Olu lauds NNPC, SNEPCo’s donation of medical emergency equipment. With signing of health insurance bill, Gombe set to access BHCPF. Nigeria seeks $890 million to tackle HIV, TB, malaria. Implement National Health Policy [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th 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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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 23rd January 2020
Laboratory Specialist, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abuja, deadline 24th January, 2020. Apply for this job Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening), P4 at UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 30th January, 2020. Apply for this job Medical Doctor, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Bauchi, 29th January, 2020. Apply for this job Radiography Internship Programme, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo, [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 23rd January 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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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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Dr. Ben Anyene: A Visionary Health Reformer who spoke Truth to Power
Editor’s Note: Dr. Benjamin C. N. Anyene passed away on December 29th 2019. He was a versatile and important part of the health reforms that defined the Nigerian health sector from the 2000s. In this Thought Leadership Piece, Health Systems and Policy expert Felix Abrahams Obi, who was one of Dr. Anyene’s mentees, highlights the [...] The post Dr. Ben Anyene: A Visionary Health Reformer who spoke Truth to Power appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigeria Health Watch and Connected Development launch report on Primary Health Care and service delivery in Kano State
21 January, 2019 | Kano – Nigeria Health Watch and Connected Development launch report on primary healthcare and service delivery in Kano State Nigeria Health Watch and Connected Development launched a report on primary health care to advocate for improvements and greater accountability in the primary health care system in Nigeria. In order to show [...] The post Nigeria Health Watch and Connected Development launch report on Primary Health Care and service delivery in Kano State appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Milky Express: Nigerian made lactation options for breastfeeding mothers
Titilayo Medunoye gave birth to her first child, her lovely daughter Lani, in 2014. The new mother was understandably excited about her baby and like all new mothers, was keen about properly breastfeeding her child. But, she began to have difficulties breastfeeding. “I had a difficult pregnancy and I was looking forward to having the [...] The post Milky Express: Nigerian made lactation options for breastfeeding mothers appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th January 2020
Nigeria Announces Three New Laboratories For Yellow Fever, Measles and Rubella. ‘No shortcuts to a healthier world’: WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade. NGO Alerts Bauchi over Out of Stock RUTF for Treatment of Malnutrition. NAFDAC to move against manufacturers of milk, sugar, salt not fortified with vitamin A. Many Nigerians link [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th January 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 16th January 2020
Technical Officer (Health & Nutrition Services), FHI 360, Borno, deadline 24th January, 2020. Apply for this job Assistant Technical Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation, FHI 360, Borno, deadline 24th January, 2020. Apply for this job Assistant Technical Officer (ATO) – Midwifery, FHI 360, Borno, deadline 24th January, 2020. Apply for this job Senior Malaria Technical [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 16th January 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Mind Over Matter: Improving Mental Health among Nigerian Men
Editor’s Note: Mental Health is an incredibly misunderstood issue in Nigeria, as it is in most parts of the world. In this week’s Thought Leadership piece, Nigeria Health Watch Program Manager Dara Ajala-Damisa writes about the need to focus particularly on the mental health needs of men. This comes on the heels of the release [...] The post Mind Over Matter: Improving Mental Health among Nigerian Men appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Lemonade from lemons: Survivor stands strong to end rape in Nigeria
One of the messages people circulate on social media and across the popular messaging platform WhatsApp is “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. The message is used to encourage people to remain determined in the face of challenges and if possible, find ways to turn the challenge into triumph. But for Isabella Ayo Osowobi, [...] The post Lemonade from lemons: Survivor stands strong to end rape in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th January 2020
How Nigerian hospital separated conjoined twins. Nigeria risks falling short of UHC target – WHO. 2020 Budget: Zamfara Govt earmarks N10.6bn for Health Sector. World Bank’s $364m, others’ll boost health industry — BMO. PEPFAR reaffirms commitment to HIV response. Reducing high mortality in Bauchi State via Hard To Reach programme. ‘Over 60 Children with Severe [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th January 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Destination UHC: Nigeria’s Political Will, a Catalyst!
Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership opinion piece comes from Dr. Uchenna Ewelike, a Senior Health Economist. He re-echo’s the importance of Universal Health Coverage in ensuring financial protection for the most vulnerable in our societies, analyses Nigeria’s journey towards Universal Health Coverage, and proffers solutions for the road ahead.  Universal Health Coverage is meant [...] The post Destination UHC: Nigeria’s Political Will, a Catalyst! appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigeria’s health system can rise up to highest challenges – Minister
The separation of conjoined twins at the National Hospital Abuja is a demonstration of what Nigeria’s health system can achieve with modest resources according to the country’s health minister Dr. Osagie Ehanire. The minister was speaking at a press conference organised by the hospital to mark the discharge from the hospital of the set of […] The post Nigeria’s health system can rise up to highest challenges – Minister appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 9th January 2020
Medical Doctor, Medecins Du Monde, Borno, deadline 13th January, 2020. Apply for this job Nutrition and Health Assistant, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Borno, deadline 10th January, 2020. Apply for this job Nutrition and Health Officer, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Borno, deadline 14th January, 2020. Apply for this job Terms of Reference Seeing is [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 9th January 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Increase in minimum wage reduces suicide rate
A US$1 increase in the minimum wage is linked to a fall in the suicide rate of between 3.5 and 6% among people with high school education or less, reveals a 26-year study, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The effect seems to be strongest during periods of high unemployment, the findings […] The post Increase in minimum wage reduces suicide rate appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Nigeria’s maternity wards go digital to audit births
When Dr. Bello Olubenga started out his career as a gynaecologist at Maitama District Hospital in Abuja, helping mothers deliver healthy babies was his biggest motivation for putting in the long hours required for his job. This was not always the case, sometimes the hospital lost a mother or a baby. The common causes for [...] The post Nigeria’s maternity wards go digital to audit births appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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2020 Vision: A call to great exploits in Nigeria’s health sector
A new year is here, the end of one decade and the beginning of another, depending on where you place your marker. The year that passed witnessed some incredible moments in Nigeria’s health sector, and as we begin 2020, it’s important to reflect on what went well in 2019, and what we must look to [...] The post 2020 Vision: A call to great exploits in Nigeria’s health sector appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Is intermittent fasting healthy?
A 1997 study found that reducing food availability over a lifetime (caloric restriction) has remarkable effects on aging and the life span in animals. The authors proposed that the health benefits of caloric restriction result from a passive reduction in the production of damaging oxygen free radicals. At the time, it was not generally recognized […] The post Is intermittent fasting healthy? appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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A breakdown of Nigeria’s 2020 budget for health
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The Men who Change Diapers: Men’s antenatal classes encourage better maternal health in Lagos
There are so many stories of giving birth in Nigeria. From good to not so great. These stories come from people in all classes of the society. While there are thousands of successful deliveries that happen daily across the country, it is often the unsuccessful deliveries that seem to make it faster to the news. [...] The post The Men who Change Diapers: Men’s antenatal classes encourage better maternal health in Lagos appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten Health News Items in 2019
Buhari rolls out Basic Health Care Provision Fund. Immunisation: FG, Bill Gates Foundation Sign $75m Financing Agreement. The road to NAIIS: UNAIDS’ role in better understanding Nigeria’s HIV epidemic. Hand in Hand: Collaboration for better Maternal Health in Gombe. Dr Osagie Ehanire: A New Captain For Nigeria’s Health Sector. Senate passes National Health Insurance Bill, [...] The post Top Ten Health News Items in 2019 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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We’ve not done much on female genital mutilation
In the year 2019, I had the most shocking revelation about female genital mutilation (FGM) and it all started when a talented young journalist was referred to me for guidance and interview regarding my work in the area of FGM. I started working on FGM in 2017 when I had encounter with a fellow nursing […] The post We’ve not done much on female genital mutilation appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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When Gavi came to visit Nigeria
A welcome visit from Gavi As 2019 wound down to its close and holiday plans were being made, arrangements were also being made for a high-level visit of Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and his team to Nigeria. This was a much-welcomed visit- as it comes after a dark period that saw [...] The post When Gavi came to visit Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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A Brand New Maito: Renovated PHC caters to community health needs in Niger State
It is a dusty Tuesday morning in Maito village, typical of the early harmattan season. Men and women carrying farm equipment walk on either side of the small road that divides the village into two. The rainy season has ended, and the villagers are busy harvesting. Not so for Malam Aliyu Bala, who has to [...] The post A Brand New Maito: Renovated PHC caters to community health needs in Niger State appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th December 2019
Forbes Names PharmAccess among Top 50 Brands in Nigeria. Cholera cases drop 60% globally, as Nigeria records significant progress – WHO. Reps lament brain drain in health sector. Ganduje gets NMA’s praise for committing 16% Budget to health. HIV Burden in Nigeria will be 90% under control soon, says NACA DG. Edo Health Insurance Scheme: [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th December 2019 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 19th December 2019
National Consultant End line Survey for Integrated Basic Nutrition Response to the Humanitarian crisis including multisectoral pilot (INP+), UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 26th December, 2019. Apply for this job Medical Team Leader / Medical Referent, Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), Borno, deadline 23rd December, 2019. Apply for this job Coordinator, Protection from Sexual Exploitation & [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 19th December 2019 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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#UHCDay2019: Is Nigeria’s Basic Health Care Provision Fund Leaving No One Behind?
Editor’s Note: For UHC Day on December 12th, The Nigeria Health Watch team in partnership with Centre for Family Health Initiative (CFHI), held a Community UHC Forum in Jiwa, on the outskirts of Abuja’s Municipal Area Council. The goal was to learn what the community understood about the country’s Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) [...] The post #UHCDay2019: Is Nigeria’s Basic Health Care Provision Fund Leaving No One Behind? appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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From land to sea: Improving maternal and child health access in Lagos State
Ensuring that people everywhere have access to affordable, quality healthcare at the point of need, is an imperative that requires urgent action. Access is one of the three important components of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The global health and development community marked UHC Day on December 12, bringing attention to the important role of quality [...] The post From land to sea: Improving maternal and child health access in Lagos State appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th December 2019
2030: FHIS seeks adequate policies to achieve UHC. Malaria: EU/UNICEF programme treats 16,992 children in Adamawa. PharmAccess partners EDC to build capacity of healthcare professionals. SDG: Global Citizen partners Nigeria to meet 2030 target. It will take 25 years to reduce doctors’ shortage in Nigeria – NMA President. EU gives UNICEF Nigeria €54m to promote [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th December 2019 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Meet your Match: JBlood Artificial Intelligence connects blood donors to receivers in the FCT
Is there an alternative to blood for humans? The answer is no.One of the most vital requirements for a woman experiencing severe bleeding during childbirth is a blood transfusion. It is also the most essential need of a child suffering from severe anaemia due to chronic malnutrition or malaria. Accident victims, organ transplant patients and [...] The post Meet your Match: JBlood Artificial Intelligence connects blood donors to receivers in the FCT appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 12th December 2019
Medical Team Leader / Medical Referent, Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), Borno, deadline 22nd December, 2019. Apply for this job SGBV Project Coordinator, The Foundation for Resilient Empowerment and Development, Lagos and Abuja, deadline 16th May 2020. Apply for this job Medical Doctors, Society for Family Health (SFH), Delta, deadline 27th December, 2019. Apply [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 12th December 2019 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Living In Dirt: Nigeria’s waste crisis requires urgent action
Editor’s Note: In this Thought Leadership Piece, Nigeria Health Watch Health Events Manager, Thelma Thomas highlights the breakdown of sanitation in Nigeria and how this is contributing to the country’s public health disease burden. She outlines potential measures that should help manage Nigeria’s waste crisis if taken into serious consideration by the necessary authorities.  A [...] The post Living In Dirt: Nigeria’s waste crisis requires urgent action appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th December 2019
World AIDS Day: Nigeria needs to tackle Mother-to-Child Transmission to meet 2030 target. Lagos to begin treatment of neglected diseases. FG engages stakeholder for attainment of Universal Health Coverage through NHIS. 54% of NHIS 2019 approved budget released so far – Official. CCD urges Akwa Ibom govt to enact PWDs Law. Minister of State flags [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th December 2019 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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