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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th March 2021
Nigeria receives 3.94 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. FG: COVID-19 Vaccination Optional for Nigerians. FG: No COVID-19 vaccine for states without cold stores’ security. Vaccines, panacea for ending COVID-19, says expert. How lack of data, dwindling financial resources threaten plan to end AIDS by 2030, by NACA. Ebola: Reps urge FG to monitor travellers from […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th March 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigeria: New round of surgery brings hope for noma patients
Abuja, Nigeria, 5 March 2021 – New hope is being offered to people with severe facial deformities caused by the disease noma as a team of expert surgeons begin work at Sokoto Noma Hospital in northwest Nigeria’s Sokoto state, organised by the Ministry of Health with support from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without […] The post Nigeria: New round of surgery brings hope for noma patients appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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What you should know about the new COVID-19 variants in Nigeria
By Abdullahi Tsanni (Lead Writer) When 2020 drew to a close, public health experts warned about a highly transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — first detected in the United Kingdom (UK) in September and since documented in over 80 countries worldwide. “It would be naïve of us to think that we will not get […] The post What you should know about the new COVID-19 variants in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 4th March 2021
Director, Public Health – CONMESS GL05, Edo State Government, Edo, 17th March 2021. Apply Medical Director (MD), Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Lagos, deadline 12th April 2021. Apply Surgeon (General, Plastic, Orthopaedic, ENT, etc), Edo State Government, Edo, 17th March 2021. Apply Senior Medical Officer, the Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), Lagos, deadline […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 4th March 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Assessment of WASH services in FCT and Niger State PHCs reveals huge gaps
By Atinuke Akande-Alegbe and Bashar Abubakar (Lead Writers) Healthcare, according to the Alma-Ata declaration of 1978, is a basic human right of all people regardless of race or socioeconomic status. The declaration went further to identify primary health care as a gateway to achieving optimal healthcare for all. Primary health care is so important that […] The post Assessment of WASH services in FCT and Niger State PHCs reveals huge gaps appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Ten lessons from Ogun State - from first COVID-19 case in Nigeria to building a resilient response
Vivianne Ihekweazu (Lead writer) On the day marking one year since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Nigeria, this article reflects on the experience and lessons learnt from the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker as she led the response in Ogun State. What a difference a year makes. Three hundred and sixty days […] The post Ten lessons from Ogun State - from first COVID-19 case in Nigeria to building a resilient response appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th February 2021
First clinical trials for Lassa fever vaccine begins in West Africa. UNICEF orders 4m doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Nigeria. USAID launches new $19m fund to improve healthcare in Nigeria.  FG to present supplementary budget for COVID-19 vaccines in March. FG trains 13,000 healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination exercise. 12% of Nigerian children don’t survive […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th February 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 25th February 2021
Monitoring & Evaluation/Health Systems Strengthening (M&E/HSS) Officer, Management Sciences for Health – MSH, Abuja. Apply Senior Program Officer – Child Health and Nutrition, Nutrition International, Abuja, deadline 5th March 2021. Apply Project Manager, Advancing Nutrition Project – Workforce Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Abuja, deadline 7th March 2021. Apply Head of Policy and […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 25th February 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Download US FDA report on Johnson & Johnson’s single dose COVID-19 vaccine
The COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson is on track to become the latest vaccine in the global fight against COVI-19. Today (Wednesday), the US FDA released its report on the vaccine and you can read the entire 62 pages below. According to the document, in the study that involved about 40,000 participants, as of […] The post Download US FDA report on Johnson & Johnson’s single dose COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Africa’s first Lassa fever vaccine clinical trial begins in Ghana
INOVIO (NASDAQ:INO), a biotechnology company focused on bringing to market precisely designed DNA medicines to treat and protect people from infectious diseases and cancer, today announced the first participant was dosed in a Phase 1B clinical trial for INO-4500, its DNA vaccine candidate for Lassa fever, in Ghana. The Phase 1B clinical trial (LSV-002), ongoing […] The post Africa’s first Lassa fever vaccine clinical trial begins in Ghana appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Ghana, Ivory Coast get COVI-19 vaccine ahead of Nigeria
As government officials in Nigeria continue to promise citizens that doses of COVID-19 vaccines will soon become available in the country, Ghana has become the first to receive COVID-19 vaccine on the continent through the Gavi and WHO-led COVAX platform. The vaccines arrived on a flight from Mumbai, via Dubai, where the flight also collected […] The post Ghana, Ivory Coast get COVI-19 vaccine ahead of Nigeria appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Drug-Resistant Malaria: A Public Health War Nigeria Cannot Afford to Fight
Editor’s Note: In today’s Thought Leadership Piece, Dr. Okonkwor Oyor of Hygeia HMO explains the looming threat that ACT-resistant malaria poses to the long global struggle to “roll back malaria”, and shares insights into what Nigeria must begin to do if we are to stall the spread of drug-resistant malaria today.  Malaria has been with […] The post Drug-Resistant Malaria: A Public Health War Nigeria Cannot Afford to Fight appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Ebola vaccination exercise kicks off in Guinea
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Pooled COVID-19 tests may offer more efficient surveillance while maintaining sensitivity
Pooled testing for COVID-19 can maintain the accuracy of test results while reducing the use of testing resources by as much as 76%, according to two new studies of nasopharyngeal test samples. Widespread testing is critical to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as it allows authorities to trace the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and implement effective […] The post Pooled COVID-19 tests may offer more efficient surveillance while maintaining sensitivity appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Heart and Grit: Girl Child Concerns is empowering adolescent girls to offer maternal health services in Borno State
By Olubunmi Oyebanji (Lead Writer) “Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.” — Adelaide Hoodless In Nigeria, maternal health care is fragmented, so maternal health services are provided by various service providers in the public sector, private sector, informal providers and even religious institutions. In communities, culture and […] The post Heart and Grit: Girl Child Concerns is empowering adolescent girls to offer maternal health services in Borno State appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Through our Hands: Collaborating for a cancer-free world for children and adolescents in Nigeria
By Olubunmi Oyebanji (Lead Writer) On the 15th of February every year, the world observes the International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD). It is a global collaborative campaign designed to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, as well as the survivors and their families. A cancer diagnosis […] The post Through our Hands: Collaborating for a cancer-free world for children and adolescents in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th February 2021
 NCDC issues public health advisory on Ebola disease. NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria.  COVID-19: Governors’ Forum given 7-day ultimatum to revive PHCs. USAID empowers Nigeria’s TB control programme to diagnose, treat suspected patients.  How governments, private sector can collaborate to strengthen epidemic preparedness in Nigeria. NCDC: 25 percent of Nigerians have […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th February 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 18th February 2021
Health Cluster Coordinator, the World Health Organization (WHO), Borno, deadline 2nd March 2021. Apply Medical Manager, Health Partners International, Abuja, Lagos, Rivers. Apply Senior Program Officer – Public Health & Humanitarian Aid, Idmibok International, Abuja, deadline 1st March 2021. Apply General Manager, eHealth4everyone, Abuja, deadline 28th February 2021. Apply Mental Health Supervisor, Medecins Sans Frontieres […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 18th February 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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COVID-19, Influenza and Sanofi’s Innovative Flu Vaccine
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Conspiracy theories and COVID-19 vaccine introduction in Nigeria
Editor’s Note: This week’s piece comes from researchers Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, Chisom Obi-Jeff, Dr Carleigh Krubiner, Elana Felice Jaffe, Dr. Ruth Karron, and Dr. Ruth Faden. They analyze the rise of conspiracy theories during public health crises like the current coronavirus pandemic and explore who is most vulnerable to conspiracy theories about Covid-19 vaccines and […] The post Conspiracy theories and COVID-19 vaccine introduction in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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New tools to help countries build effective childhood cancer programmes
A suite of tools to help countries improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer among children is being released today by the World Health Organization, on International Childhood Cancer Day. The package includes a “how-to” guide for policy-makers, cancer control programme managers and hospital managers; an assessment tool to inform implementation; and a multilingual online portal […] The post New tools to help countries build effective childhood cancer programmes appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Hope from the Pulpit: The church easing transport woes for Malawi’s riverine pregnant women
By Rabson Kondowe and Feston Malekezo (Lead Writers) “I thought I was going to die, I nearly gave birth on a ship,” Lucy Chirambo said somberly. It was in the wee hours of a cold July in 2016 when Chirambo started showing labour signs. Without hesitation, her husband hastily took her to Tchalo Health Centre, […] The post Hope from the Pulpit: The church easing transport woes for Malawi’s riverine pregnant women appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th February 2021
COVID-19: Nigeria records 13 cases of variant found in UK – NCDC. CBN to partner investors to build modern health facilities, sponsor research on COVID-19. Nigeria will receive 16m free doses of COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021. Over 200m girls, women experience FGM – UNFPA. Bird flu resurfaces in Nigeria — Official. Nigeria […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th February 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 11th February 2021
Senior Technical Specialist (State Engagement: Community Systems Strengthening & Integrated Service Delivery), The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Abuja, deadline 20th February 2021. Apply Senior Malaria Prevention Manager, Malaria Consortium, Abuja, deadline 19th February 2021. Apply Senior Human Resources Manager, EHA Clinics Abuja or Kano. Apply NACA RSSH Project Coordinator, The National […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 11th February 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Last Mile Delivery: How Borno State is reaching children in conflict zones with routine immunisation services
Maina Modu is the programme manager for Routine Immunisation in Borno State, working with the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA). He coordinates the state emergency routine immunisation coordination centre activities. Borno State’s routine immunisation emergency coordination centre is nestled at Maiduguri’s Maman Shuwa Memorial Hospital, in the Polio Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). Modu […] The post Last Mile Delivery: How Borno State is reaching children in conflict zones with routine immunisation services appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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“Noma, a disease that should not exist anymore”
Online conference on Thursday, 11 February Abuja, Nigeria, Monday 8 February 2021 – Medecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in partnership with the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) and other organizations is holding an online conference “Noma, a disease that should not exist anymore” to open a discussion about the neglected disease noma, […] The post “Noma, a disease that should not exist anymore” appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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COVID-19 has partially or completely disrupted cancer programs – WHO
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a “profound” impact on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer around the world, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, before highlighting that breast cancer has become the most common type of the disease. More than a year since the new coronavirus crisis began, its impact on cancer care has been […] The post COVID-19 has partially or completely disrupted cancer programs – WHO appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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For the 12th time, Ebola outbreak announced in DR Congo
The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today announced that a new case of Ebola has been detected in Butembo, a city in North Kivu Province, where a previous outbreak was declared over in June 2020. The Butembo branch of the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) confirmed Ebola in […] The post For the 12th time, Ebola outbreak announced in DR Congo appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th February 2021
COVAX releases list of COVID-19 vaccine recipients, gives Nigeria 16m doses. ANALYSIS: FG budgets N340m to prepare for next health crisis — but N500m for pilgrimages. Nigeria Health Watch presents findings from an assessment of WASH services in PHCs in FCT and Niger State. Investment in Covid-19 vaccines will strengthen Nigeria’s primary healthcare system, says […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th February 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Preparing Nigeria for future pandemics is only possible by building our scientific capacity: Views of Six Leading Nigerian Scientists
By Vivianne Ihekweazu & Atinuke Akande-Alegbe (Lead Writers) “Is Nigeria no longer the GIANT OF AFRICA? Why are we not producing the Covid-19 vaccine yet or we’re waiting for free doses of vaccine from foreign aids?” This sentiment was shared on Twitter in December 2020 and has been echoed in multiple forums since the onset […] The post Preparing Nigeria for future pandemics is only possible by building our scientific capacity: Views of Six Leading Nigerian Scientists appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigeria Health Watch presents findings from an assessment of WASH services in PHCs in FCT and Niger State
04 February, 2021 | Abuja – Nigeria Health Watch presents findings from an assessment of WASH services in PHCs  in the  FCT and Niger State In September 2020, Nigeria Health Watch conducted an assessment of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in Primary Health Care centres (PHCs) in the FCT and Niger State to gather […] The post Nigeria Health Watch presents findings from an assessment of WASH services in PHCs in FCT and Niger State appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 4th February 2021
Director of Health Services, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (AEFUTHA), Ebonyi, deadline 16th March 2021. Apply Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs EMEA GPH Liaison (Vaccine Programs), Johnson & Johnson, Nigeria. Apply Senior Program Officer, Jhpiego – John Hopkins University, Abuja, 11th February 2021. Apply Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), The Olive Prime Psychological Services, Lagos, deadline […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 4th February 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Displaced but not forgotten: Organisations delivering family planning services to Abuja’s IDP camps
When you are displaced from your home, accessing family planning services is probably the last thing on your mind. You will be more concerned with providing security, food and shelter for your family. This is the condition of most displaced families in Nigeria who were forced out of their homes to take refuge in other […] The post Displaced but not forgotten: Organisations delivering family planning services to Abuja’s IDP camps appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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#PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Award
On Saturday, January 30, 2021, at the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Award ceremony, Nigeria Health Watch honoured and celebrated four journalists for their outstanding reportage on raising awareness on epidemic preparedness and disease outbreaks in Nigeria. From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerian media proved to be a valuable force in covering issues around the […] The post #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Award appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th January 2021
COVID-19: FG orders 10m doses of vaccines, extends eased lockdown by 1 month. Stop COVID-19 vaccines misinformation in your domains, FG urges monarchs. NCDC confirms 200 cases of cholera in Benue. Osinbajo commends health workers, NCDC. Bill Gates to Nigerian govt: Invest in healthcare, not COVID-19 vaccines. FGM not a joke, UNFPA tells Govs.  Polio: […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th January 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 28th January 2021
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) Technical Advisor, Jhpiego – John Hopkins University, Abuja, deadline 9th February 2021. Apply Senior Project Manager – Project Sunny, Action Against Hunger, Yobe. Apply Mental Health Activities Manager, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Borno, deadline 3rd Febuary 2021. Apply Program Officer (Nutrition, Health, Care and Support), the Centre for Family […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 28th January 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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