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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th March 2020
Coronavirus: Buhari releases N15b to tackle Pandemic. Private Sector Coalition targets N120bn to overcome COVID-19. 54gene’s Fund to increase coronavirus testing in Nigeria hits $500,000 in 24hrs. Nigeria records first death from Coronavirus. World Water Day: Group seeks declaration of emergency on water sector as Coronavirus cases rise. N85.34bn needed to control tuberculosis, says campaigner. [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th March 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 26th March 2020
Global Health, Safety and Security Lead One Acre Fund, Nigeria, deadline,19th May 2020. Apply Deputy Chief of Party US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), Abuja. Apply Health Officer, NO-B, FT UNICEF, Sokoto, deadline 3rd April. Apply Project Coordinator fhi 360, Cross Rivers, deadline 6th April 2020. Apply Gynaecology Consultant Feetal Diagnosis Clinic, Lagos, deadline 4th May 2020. Apply General Surgeon Optimal Specialist Hospital Limited, Lagos, deadline, 7th April. Apply Deputy Project Lead Society for Family [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 26th March 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Coronavirus: Time to take social distancing seriously in Nigeria
The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis and the world is seeing the number of people affected increasing rapidly everyday. To control the spread of the virus, several measures have been implemented in different countries. ‘Social distancing’ and ‘self-isolation’ are phrases you might have heard more of recently and are two critical interventions being put in [...] The post Coronavirus: Time to take social distancing seriously in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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FMC Ebute Metta is restoring Nigeria’s confidence in public health centres
Alex (not real name) got a new job and moved to a new city in early 2018. He considered himself one of those Nigerians who “hardly get sick”. But this changed in 2018. He suddenly fell ill and needed medical attention. He searched and visited one of the private hospitals used by his employer’s Health [...] The post FMC Ebute Metta is restoring Nigeria’s confidence in public health centres appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th March 2020
CBN releases measures to battle economic impact of coronavirus. Coronavirus: Governors to set up isolation centres in all states. Partnerships and race for Coronavirus vaccine. Unpaid salary: Abuja Resident Doctors embark on indefinite strike. FG Targets Immunisation of over 3 million Nigerian Children. Ten-Minute Coronavirus Test for $1 Could Be Game Changer. C’River to establish 196 Primary [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th March 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 19th March 2020
Technical Officer – Monitoring & Evaluation, AHNI, Abuja, deadline 1st April, 2020. Apply Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at Chemonics International, Benue, deadline 27th March, 2020. Apply State Technical Malaria Lead, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Zamfara, Benue, Plateau and Nasarawa , deadline 25th March, 2020. Apply Project Assistant / Project Officer – SHOPS Plus, [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 19th March 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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COVID-19: Nigeria now dealing with imported cases and local transmission
Official figure of confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus disease in Nigeria has risen to 12 following the confirmation of four new cases in Lagos State on Thursday. The state’s health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, announced the new cases at a press conference. He revealed that a total of 14 people were tested but four tested positive […] The post COVID-19: Nigeria now dealing with imported cases and local transmission appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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In the shadow of Climate Change: The need to focus on better water quality in Nigeria
Editor’s Note: For World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22nd, Nigeria Health Watch Events Manager Thelma Thomas writes this Thought Leadership Piece exploring the critical importance water plays in improving community health and the impact that climate change has on access to water. She outlines steps Nigeria must take if it is to attain [...] The post In the shadow of Climate Change: The need to focus on better water quality in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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BREAKING: Nigeria confirms 5 new cases of COVID-19, total now 8
Nigeria’s health ministry today announced 5 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus disease in Nigeria bringing the total number confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8. “All 5 cases had a travel history to the UK/USA,” the ministry said. “We urge Nigerians to remain calm as public health response activities are intensified across the country,” the health […] The post BREAKING: Nigeria confirms 5 new cases of COVID-19, total now 8 appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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UK returnee is Nigeria’s third confirmed case of COVID-19
Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed a new case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria. This case was confirmed on the 16th of March in Lagos State. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 3. The new case is a Nigerian national who returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom […] The post UK returnee is Nigeria’s third confirmed case of COVID-19 appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Call for Freelance Writers: Torchlight Africa Series
About Torchlight Africa In 2018, Nigeria Health Watch launched its Solutions Journalism series, known as Torchlight Series. The series are articles that go beyond reports and analysis of topical health issues and challenges, seeking out stories that focus on responses and solutions to the many challenges the Nigerian health sector is facing. Expanding on this, [...] The post Call for Freelance Writers: Torchlight Africa Series appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Partnerships for better nutrition in Kaduna State: The Alive & Thrive Model
Malnutrition is a direct or underlying cause of 45% of all deaths of under-five children, and Nigeria has the second highest burden of stunted children in the world, with an estimated 2 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Only two out of every 10 children affected is currently reached with treatment. Only 17% [...] The post Partnerships for better nutrition in Kaduna State: The Alive & Thrive Model appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th March 2020
WHO declares Coronavirus a pandemic. N6.7trn needed for 2nd National Health Plan — FG. Over 3.4 million persons vaccinated against Yellow Fever in Rivers State. World Kidney Day: Surviving Kidney Disease In Nigeria. Celebrating the Nigerian woman – the epitome of courage, strength and hope. 660,000 Deltans enrolls into contributory health insurance scheme — Okowa. [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th March 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 13th March 2020
Head of Mission, M/F, Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), Borno, deadline 20th March 2020. Apply Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist (USAID Nigeria IHS), EnCompass, Abuja, Apply Primary Healthcare (PHC) Advisor The Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF), Kaduna, deadline, 11th April 2020. Apply Senior Officer, Partnerships and Resource Development, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Abuja, [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 13th March 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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COVID-19 is now a pandemic but what does that mean?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 coronavirus disease that has spread across the world as a pandemic. According to the global health organisation, in the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled.   There are now more […] The post COVID-19 is now a pandemic but what does that mean? appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Breathe In, Breathe Out: Nigeria’s Air Quality a Silent Health Hazard
Editor’s Note: In this week’s Thought Leadership Piece, Nigeria Health Watch Programme Coordinator Patience Adejo explores the state of Nigeria’s air quality, how it affects the health and well-being of Nigerians, and what needs to be done to ensure we can pass on a country with cleaner air to our children.  Thirty-nine year old widow [...] The post Breathe In, Breathe Out: Nigeria’s Air Quality a Silent Health Hazard appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigeria announces second confirmed case of COVID-19 coronavirus disease
The Nigerian government through the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today announced it has confirmed a second case of COVID-19 and the patient is a contact of the index case. “On 8th March 2020, scientists confirmed the presence of coronavirus in one of the contacts. It is my duty, therefore, to announce a new […] The post Nigeria announces second confirmed case of COVID-19 coronavirus disease appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Albishirin Ku: Community Dialogues for better Mother and Child Health in Sokoto
Shafa’atu Abubakar, 37, is a mother of ten who lives in Ubandoma, Sifawa town, Bodinga Local Government in Sokoto State. In January 2020, she gave birth to her 10th and last child at the primary health centre in Ubandoma. It was her first experience giving birth at a health centre. Abubakar says prior to this [...] The post Albishirin Ku: Community Dialogues for better Mother and Child Health in Sokoto appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights
STATEMENT ISSUED BY A COALITION OF WOMEN IN PACFaH@SCALE PROJECT DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY MARCH 8, TO COMMEMORATE THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN ABUJA I welcome you to this press conference organized by Women in the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH@Scale) to mark the 2020 International Women’s Day [...] The post I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Confirmed cases of coronavirus disease have surpassed 100,000
On March 7, the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 100,000. In a statement, the World Health Organization (WHO) reminded all countries and communities that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities.  “China and other countries are demonstrating […] The post Confirmed cases of coronavirus disease have surpassed 100,000 appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th March 2020
Coronavirus: Buhari lauds Dangote Foundation’s N200 Million donation. Lassa Fever: Nigeria records 11 new deaths – NCDC. Nigeria to be certified polio-free by June 2020 – Africa Regional team. Acute Malnutrition hits 200,000 children in Katsina. FG to rehabilitate additional 10,000 Primary Health Centres – Minister. Cancer: Kebbi govt signs MOU with Roche Nigeria limited [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th March 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th March 2020
National Consultant, Family Planning Accelerator Project – NOC, World Health Organization (WHO), Abuja, deadline 13th March 2020. Apply for this job Reproductive Maternal New-born and Child Health + Nutrition Advisor (RMNCH+N), Society for Family Health (SFH), Yobe, deadline 13th March 2020. Apply for this job Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening, Emergency and Outbreaks), NOC, UNICEF, [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th March 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th March 2020
National Consultant, Family Planning Accelerator Project – NOC, World Health Organization (WHO), Abuja, deadline 13th March 2020. Apply for this job Reproductive Maternal New-born and Child Health + Nutrition Advisor (RMNCH+N), Society for Family Health (SFH), Yobe, deadline 13th March 2020. Apply for this job Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening, Emergency and Outbreaks), NOC, UNICEF, [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th March 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Elevate Women’s Voices: Nigeria’s health sector must become #EachforEqual – IWD2020
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day marked annually on March 8, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women — while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. This year’s campaign theme for IWD is #EachforEqual, [...] The post Elevate Women’s Voices: Nigeria’s health sector must become #EachforEqual – IWD2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Elevate Women’s Voices: Nigeria’s health sector must become #EachforEqual – IWD2020
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day marked annually on March 8, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women — while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. This year’s campaign theme for IWD is #EachforEqual, [...] The post Elevate Women’s Voices: Nigeria’s health sector must become #EachforEqual – IWD2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Coronavirus: Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide – WHO
The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse – is putting lives at risk from the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases. Healthcare workers rely on personal protective equipment to protect themselves and […] The post Coronavirus: Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide – WHO appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Getting to 100 percent: Enugu’s fight to maintain its polio free status
Veronica Asogwa is a petty trader in Abakpa Nike, one of the largest suburbs in Enugu State, southeast Nigeria. When the state announced the commencement of the sub-national polio vaccination campaign on January 17, 2020, Asogwa, 37, prepared to take her two-year-old son, Emeka, to a vaccination centre a few kilometres from where she lives [...] The post Getting to 100 percent: Enugu’s fight to maintain its polio free status appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Getting to 100 percent: Enugu’s fight to maintain its polio free status
Veronica Asogwa is a petty trader in Abakpa Nike, one of the largest suburbs in Enugu State, southeast Nigeria. When the state announced the commencement of the sub-national polio vaccination campaign on January 17, 2020, Asogwa, 37, prepared to take her two-year-old son, Emeka, to a vaccination centre a few kilometres from where she lives [...] The post Getting to 100 percent: Enugu’s fight to maintain its polio free status appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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29th February 2020| PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY TO NIGERIANS ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (#4)
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is a new strain of the virus that has not been previously identified in humans. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This is an updated advisory on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), following confirmation of the first case in Nigeria on the 27th of February 2020. This advisory will [...] The post 29th February 2020| PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY TO NIGERIANS ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (#4) appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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29th February 2020| PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY TO NIGERIANS ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (#4)
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is a new strain of the virus that has not been previously identified in humans. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This is an updated advisory on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), following confirmation of the first case in Nigeria on the 27th of February 2020. This advisory will [...] The post 29th February 2020| PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY TO NIGERIANS ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (#4) appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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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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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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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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