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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.
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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.
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Noma: A neglected oral disease affecting Nigeria’s children
Five-year-old Fatima was brought to the clinic by her parents. She was tired and weak with her head properly covered in clothes. When unwrapped, there was a massive darkened area on the left side of her face involving her cheek, nose and the lower eyelid with a horrible odour pervading the whole clinic. Fatima has […] The post Noma: A neglected oral disease affecting Nigeria’s children appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 17th September 2020
USAID Project Management Specialist – President’s Malaria Initiative, USAID, Abuja, deadline 25th September 2020. Apply Physician (Public Health), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Nigeria. Apply Laboratory Scientist, eHealth Systems Africa. Kano. Apply HIVST Officer, Jhpiego – John Hopkins University, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos, Rivers, deadline 29th September 2020. Apply General Surgeon, Anadach […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 17th September 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Update on the Nigeria International Travel Portal
Our attention has been drawn to a report published by the Daily Independent newspaper on the 14th of September 2020, with the title: “Fraud Rocks NCDC COVID-19 Tests For Air Travellers” This report is simply incorrect and based on information that is inconsistent with the truth. In addition, no attempt was made to contact the […] The post Update on the Nigeria International Travel Portal appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Mining HEFA: How Kaduna’s facility census data can be used to improve health care delivery
Data is one of the most important drivers of development, from conceptualisation of interventions to design and implementation. It is what largely guides the policy direction of government and implementation plans of development partners. Data determines what investments will be made in particular areas, and highlights where the need is greater for a specific intervention. […] The post Mining HEFA: How Kaduna’s facility census data can be used to improve health care delivery appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th September 2020
Nigeria overtakes India as world capital for under-five deaths — 2 years earlier than projected. Nigeria media and the fight against COVID-19 misinformation. COVID-19: Millions of children at risk of measles, polio, due to vaccination disruptions.  Buhari Approves N8.9bn COVID-19 Hazard Allowance for Health Workers. NACA unveils new HIV test kits, as Global Fund pledges […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th September 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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The community, health insurance and advocacy: Plateau and Nasarawa States
Until the day he fell from a palm tree, Mr. Paulinus, a yam farmer in Adikpo community of Benue State never had reason to spend much on health care. Although he suffered a fracture from the fall, he was confident that it would not cost much to receive treatment at the hospital. However, it soon […] The post The community, health insurance and advocacy: Plateau and Nasarawa States appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 10th September 2020
Senior Program Manager, Africa, US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), Abuja. Apply Consultant to Support RSSH in Conducting Learning, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abia. Apply Chief Medical Director, Bingham University, plateau, deadline, 16th October 2020. Apply ICU / ER Nurse, Lagos Executive Cardiovascular Clinic, Lagos, deadline 30th September 2020.  Apply Medical Officer, DEDA Hospital, Abuja, […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 10th September 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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How virtual training shaped COVID-19 reporting in Nigeria
As COVID-19 hit Nigeria, concerns grew for many journalists as to how they were to report on the pandemic which affected every sphere of life. Most media pages and airtime slots were filled with reports about COVID-19 cases and precautions on how the disease could be prevented. Given that COVID-19 is a disease caused by […] The post How virtual training shaped COVID-19 reporting in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th September 2020
FG further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions. NHIS set to accredit 100 Primary Health Centres in Kebbi. President Buhari reiterates support for primary healthcare. Celebrating Nigerian health workers as unsung heroes against COVID-19. Sirika: COVID-19 tests must be done within three days to arrival in Nigeria. Untapped $500m funding opportunity for Nigeria health sector. Recurring epidemic: Why […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th September 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Lessons from Pathfinder Nigeria’s five decades of breaking boundaries in sexual and reproductive health
By Thelma Chioma Thomas and Onyinye Oranezi (Lead Writers) Pathfinder International started in Nigeria in 1965 when Dr. Clarence Gamble and his wife Sarah Gamble came to Nigeria in the hopes of laying a foundation for his work. Fifty-five years later, their journey has transformed lives and led to significant changes in Nigeria’s sexual and […] The post Lessons from Pathfinder Nigeria’s five decades of breaking boundaries in sexual and reproductive health appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 3rd September 2020
Malaria Diagnosis External Quality Assessment (EQA) Consultant, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Akwa Ibom. Apply Medical Director, Pearldrops Healthcare Staffing, Lagos, deadline 18th September 2020. Apply Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Garki Hospital, Abuja, deadline 15th September 2020. Apply Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Chemonics International, Nigeria. Apply Medical Officer, Idmibok International (360 HSDC) Abuja, Ebonyi. Apply […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 3rd September 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Health workers who deliver: LUTH’s resolve to help COVID-19 positive mothers give birth safely
By Adaobi Ezeokoli & Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writers) Professor Chris Bode, Chief Medical Director at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), is sitting at a conference table in his spacious office. A colourful artwork frame takes up the wall behind him, and files and papers are arranged on the table, remains of a meeting he […] The post Health workers who deliver: LUTH’s resolve to help COVID-19 positive mothers give birth safely appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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University Don Extols Benefits of Soybeans in Addressing Protein Deficiency
A leading nutrition expert has urged Nigerians to explore soybeans as a good food source, to alleviate malnutrition and achieve good health. Professor Ibiyemi Olayiwola, Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), who made this assertion recently, described soybeans as an excellent source of protein, with the added advantage of […] The post University Don Extols Benefits of Soybeans in Addressing Protein Deficiency appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Togo eliminates sleeping sickness
Togo has received validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness” as a public health problem, becoming the first country in Africa to reach this milestone. Sleeping sickness is caused by parasites which are transmitted by infected tsetse flies and is only found in 36 countries in […] The post Togo eliminates sleeping sickness appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Who to trust and how to overcome COVID-19 misinformation in Nigeria
If there is a lesson that COVID-19 has taught stakeholders about public health misinformation in Nigeria and probably elsewhere, it is that a sentiment-laden blend of distrust and religion, and a number of traditional beliefs could get people who are expected to know better, to jettison commonsense, temporarily or permanently, and consider or fully embrace […] The post Who to trust and how to overcome COVID-19 misinformation in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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CHEEP’s COVID-19 Community Health and Economic Empowerment Project
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted socio-economic life throughout the world and continues to pose heightened threats to the health and well-being of already vulnerable communities. The World Bank projects that despite lower prevalence of the coronavirus in Sub-Saharan Africa, the region will be “hit hardest in terms of increased extreme poverty,” with an estimated 23 […] The post CHEEP’s COVID-19 Community Health and Economic Empowerment Project appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th August 2020
WHO certifies Africa free of wild polio virus. COVID-19: FG to strengthen routine immunisation. UNICEF urges Nigeria to use polio lessons to eradicate malaria, Lassa fever. A growing community of fact checkers fighting misinformation in Nigeria. Reps health committee urges FG, states to collaborate to develop sector.  COVID-19: FG to support NAFDAC on vaccine research […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th August 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 27th August 2020
Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness (iCCM) Desk Review Consultant, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Ebonyi. Apply Regional Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (RSMTA), Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Cross River, Nasarawa. Apply General Surgeon, Anadach Consulting, Lagos, deadline 3rd September 2020. Apply Public Health Analyst, eHealth4everyone, Nigeria, deadline 7th September 2020. Apply […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 27th August 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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In Safe Hands: First complex heart surgery at Reddington Hospital a huge success despite COVID-19
By Chibuike Alagboso and Adaobi Ezeokoli (Lead Writers) When Oluwaytoyin Adebiyi, a 66-year old resident of Ibadan in Oyo State woke up on April 28, 2020, he expected the day to start and end like any other day — he would spend the day at the stationery business he operates with his wife of nearly 40 years, […] The post In Safe Hands: First complex heart surgery at Reddington Hospital a huge success despite COVID-19 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Africa eradicates wild poliovirus
Brazzaville, 25 August 2020– The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication officially declared on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus. This marks the eradication of the second virus from the face of the continent since smallpox 40 years ago. “Today is a historic day for […] The post Africa eradicates wild poliovirus appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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When will we have a COVID-19 vaccine?
Prior to COVID-19, the shortest amount of time it took to develop a vaccine was for mumps and it took roughly four years. The development and testing processes for vaccines normally take many years. The rush for a COVID-19 vaccine is unprecedented in its speed. However, given the high rate at which possible vaccines drop […] The post When will we have a COVID-19 vaccine? appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21th August 2020
Nutrition experts call on FG to return N800m RUTF allocation removed from 2020 Budget. FG earmarks N126bn for health infrastructure upgrade. Nigeria to begin COVID-19 drug trial in 13 states – PTF. National Council on Health approves 2020 Basic Health Care Provision Fund guideline. NACA plans implementation of 2nd phase of HIV/AIDS response. NSIA sets […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 21th August 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 20th August 2020
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Garki Hospital, Abuja, deadline 31st August 2020. Apply Senior Analyst, Family Planning Program, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Abuja. Apply Service Delivery Officer – iCCM, Malaria Consortium, Kaduna, Kano, deadline 25th August 2020. Apply SC Doctor, International Medical Corps Borno, deadline 24th August 2020. Apply Medical Doctor, PreDiagn, Lagos, deadline 30th August 2020. […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 20th August 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Afe Babalola Multi-system Hospital: Bridging the Gap in Quality Health Care in Nigeria
COVID-19 pandemic has come with lessons for everyone around the world. It has not only shown that even the strongest economies can be severely shaken by just one public health emergency, it has also revealed that the best health systems in the world can be taken unawares by infectious disease outbreaks. Countries in Europe and […] The post Afe Babalola Multi-system Hospital: Bridging the Gap in Quality Health Care in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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The 2nd #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Fellowship
Nigeria Health Watch is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2nd #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Fellowship. The goal of this fellowship is to raise the profile of epidemic preparedness and generate support for robust epidemic preparedness funding by building the capacity of selected journalists to develop in-depth solutions journalism projects on epidemic preparedness with a focus […] The post The 2nd #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Fellowship appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Does wearing a mask reduce your oxygen level?
NO. There is no evidence that wearing a mask can reduce oxygen levels. Even doctors and healthcare professionals wearing N95 masks (which fit very tightly around the face and are made to create a seal around the edge of the mask) are not at risk of hypoxia. However, for any person with preexisting lung or […] The post Does wearing a mask reduce your oxygen level? appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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#PreventEpidemicsNaija: Improving public health and social measures through risk communications
By Chibuike Alagboso and Patience Adejo (Lead Writers) “I don’t believe there’s COVID-19.” “I can’t be infected by COVID-19 because I’m young and have a strong immune system.”  “I follow the safety guidelines by NCDC such as wearing of face masks and frequent hand washing with soap and water because I believe they will protect […] The post #PreventEpidemicsNaija: Improving public health and social measures through risk communications appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Better Breastfeeding for a Healthier Nigeria: 2020 World Breastfeeding Week
Every year from August 1–7, Nigeria joins over 170 countries globally to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. This is one of the greatest outreach vehicles for the promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. The event, formally endorsed by the 1990 WHO Innocenti Declaration and policymakers across the globe, reaffirms commitment to breastfeeding […] The post Better Breastfeeding for a Healthier Nigeria: 2020 World Breastfeeding Week appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th August 2020
Nigerians join in marking 1st World Mask Week. Six Months in the Eye of the COVID-19 Storm. FEC approves N8.4bn for additional testing, diagnostic materials for 774 LGAs. Health experts debunk COVID-19 misinformation in Nigeria. Board decries surge in maternal, infant mortality in Plateau. UNICEF, NPC unveil technology for automated birth registration. Malaria: WHO targets […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th August 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 13th August 2020
Consultant (Supervision of the vendor for EMR development work), the Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Abuja, deadline 31st August 2020. Apply Senior Medical Doctors, Holy Trinity Hospital, Lagos, deadline 26th August 2020. Apply Associate Consultant / OVC Program Expert, The Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research, Akwa Ibom/ Cross River. Apply Registered Nurse (Registered […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 13th August 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Public health experts debunk COVID-19 misinformation in Nigeria
Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria, there has been an overwhelming amount of information on social media, websites and mainstream media about the virus. The increased access to information has led to a proliferation in sources of information, with the consequence that it has enabled the spread of misinformation and fake news. […] The post Public health experts debunk COVID-19 misinformation in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Say No to Period Taboo: The Senegalese organisations speaking up for African women and girls
Every day, an estimated 800 million girls and women around the world experience their menstrual flow (or period) Commonly known as a period, menstruation is a normal biological process that girls and women go through to ensure good reproductive health. However, a large number of menstruating girls and women continue to face persistent challenges in […] The post Say No to Period Taboo: The Senegalese organisations speaking up for African women and girls appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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How the world’s worst hit countries are dealing with COVID-19
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Halting future pandemics: A call for a strong government preparedness plan
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in partnership with the Ministry of Health has been leading the response against COVID-19 with the support of other stakeholders. As of 9th August 2020, Nigeria had recorded 46,577 confirmed cases, 33,186 discharged cases, and 945 deaths from COVID-19. Government agencies are implementing different facets of the response with the Presidential […] The post Halting future pandemics: A call for a strong government preparedness plan appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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