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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th April 2021
Lagos, Ogun lead as 964,387 people get COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19: We’re confident in AstraZeneca’s ability to save lives — FG. COVID-19: Nigerian govt gives states condition to halt vaccination. FG re-Invites striking resident doctors. Bird flu hits Kano, Kaduna, 5 other Nigerian states, NCDC Says. HIV: As treatment access drops, Nigeria loses 15% children, adolescent […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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World Health Day: Group Demands Equitable Health System for Women, Children
Civil society organizations of the PACFaH@Scale project are demanding for improved equitable health system that will carter for the wellbeing of women and children in Nigeria as key requirement to move the nation out of its current poor health indices. In a statement signed by Dr Ejike Oji, Project Director of the Association for the […] The post World Health Day: Group Demands Equitable Health System for Women, Children appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 8th April 2021
Medical Assistant, International Organization for Migration – IOM, Lagos, deadline 12th April 2021. Apply Technical Coordinator – Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) 2021, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abuja. Apply Clinical Trial Monitor for 2021 Therapeutic Efficacy Study, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abuja. Apply Protection and Gender Officer, Action Against Hunger, Abuja. Apply […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 8th April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigerians deserve better oral health; Here’s what we must do to get it
By Toluwani Oluwatola (Guest Writer) Globally, March 20 is set by the International Federation of Dentists to celebrate oral health and raise awareness about oral health. Since its inception in 2013, every year has been marked by a theme to call individuals and governments to take action for oral health. This year’s theme is ‘Be Proud […] The post Nigerians deserve better oral health; Here’s what we must do to get it appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd April 2021
Resident doctors begin nationwide strike over welfare issues. COVID-19: Nigeria vaccinates over 800,000 people. FG recovers N49.7bn debt, to spend N296bn on COVID-19 vaccination–Minister. FCTA begins COVID-19 vaccination of journalists to enhance public confidence. FG restates commitment to child spacing, health sector funding. Japan to donate $18.2 million to the Nigerian health sector. About 3M […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 1st April 2021
Technical Consultant / Advisor – Proposed Medical Diagnostic and Services Provision Scheme (MDSPS), Lagos State Government, Lagos, deadline 13th April 2021. Apply General Surgeon, Abuja Clinics, Abuja, deadline 31st May 2021. Apply Public Health Specialist, Laboratory Advisor, US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 14th April 2021. Apply Consultant Obstetrician / Gynaecologist, St. Mary’s Specialist Hospital, Lagos, deadline […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 1st April 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Here’s what we now know about the origin of COVID-19
While calling for further studies and data on origin of SARS-CoV-2 virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has concluded that all hypotheses regarding the origin of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus responsible for the global COVID-19 pandemic, remain open. The report of the international team on their Wuhan field visit, from 14 January to 10 February, was […] The post Here’s what we now know about the origin of COVID-19 appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Poor Quality Maternal Medicines: The slippery slope to maternal deaths in Nigeria
Balarabe Danladi Zakariya, a resident of Gabari, Kano State thinks he is jinxed and the reason is not far-fetched. He was married twice and lost both his wives in childbirth. His first marriage had a sweet beginning until his wife, Lami, died of breast cancer months after giving birth to their first child. Zakariya found […] The post Poor Quality Maternal Medicines: The slippery slope to maternal deaths in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Solutions-focused photo exhibition amplifies maternal health interventions
26 March 2021 | Abuja, Nigeria – Nigeria Health Watch featured in a first of its kind photo exhibition tagged “Positive Deviance”. The photo exhibition was solutions journalism-inspired. Solutions Journalism tells the stories of how people are responding to social problems with the same energy that journalists put into telling stories about the problems. The […] The post Solutions-focused photo exhibition amplifies maternal health interventions appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Sharing is Caring: Kenya’s Only Breast Milk Bank Expresses Care for Vulnerable Newborns
By Christabel Ligami (Lead Writer) Esther Wawire, 23, delivered her daughter at Kenya’s Punwani Hospital two weeks ago, but was unable to breastfeed due to complications arising from the delivery. “I had high blood pressure, so my baby was born earlier than expected, weighing 800 grams,” she said. “My pressure didn’t go down immediately, and […] The post Sharing is Caring: Kenya’s Only Breast Milk Bank Expresses Care for Vulnerable Newborns appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th March 2021
Every one hour 18 Nigerians die of TB, Health Minister. Over 26.5 million Nigerian children vulnerable to water-related diseases – UNICEF. Don’t politicise COVID-19 vaccination, prioritise frontline health workers —NMA. House of Reps call for inclusion of tuberculosis in NHIS package. Nigeria launches HIV, STI treatment guideline for Key populations. UN report raises spectre of […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 25th March 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Valuing Water: Nigeria must tackle climate change to protect its water resources - WWD21
“Climate change is the environmental challenge of this generation, and it is imperative that we act before it’s too late.”- John Delaney. Life is not possible without water. As one of the most important substances on earth, water is an element that is useful to living and non-living things. It is used for agriculture, recreation, […] The post Valuing Water: Nigeria must tackle climate change to protect its water resources - WWD21 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 25th March 2021
State Director, FHI 360, Akwa Ibom. Apply Emergency Manager, World Health Organization (WHO), Borno, deadline 4th April 2021. Apply Public Health Officer, Pro-Health International, Abuja, deadline 30th March 2021. Apply Doctor (Gynecology-Obstetrics), Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, deadline 19th April 2021. Apply Senior MEAL / Capacity Builder Specialist, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Borno. Apply […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 25th March 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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A village to nourish a child: FHI360 community structures provide nutrition for children in Borno
With the insurgency disrupting not just the health sector, but economic, social, and political life in Northeastern Nigeria, accessing quality nutritious food for mothers and their children has been made more difficult due to the persistent humanitarian condition. A recent report shows that about 7.1 million people are in need. As incidents of insecurity keep […] The post A village to nourish a child: FHI360 community structures provide nutrition for children in Borno appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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There is no U(HC) without Me(ntal Health)
“Without mental health, there can be no physical health”- Dr Brock Chisholm It is not an uncommon sight to see naked or half-clothed persons roaming the streets of villages, towns and cities in Nigeria. Commonly called ‘Ototolo’ (madmen) by the Ugep people of Cross River State, they live on and eat off the streets and […] The post There is no U(HC) without Me(ntal Health) appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th March 2021
EU declares AstraZeneca vaccine safe, effective, as NGF backs its continuous use. Buhari launches $890M health grant to tackle Malaria, HIV, TB. FEC approves N3bn for NCDC lab equipment. Subscriber base for health insurance hits over 10.2 million, says NHIS. NPHCDA: All states have taken delivery of COVID-19 vaccine — except Kogi.  Health Security: Why […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th March 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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COVID-19 reverses 12 years of impressive gains in the fight against tuberculosis
A new report has provided insights into the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on tuberculosis prevention and control measures. According to the report released by the Stop TB Partnership, nine of the countries with the most tuberculosis (TB) cases—representing 60% of the global TB burden—saw a drastic decline in diagnosis and treatment of […] The post COVID-19 reverses 12 years of impressive gains in the fight against tuberculosis appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 18th March 2021
Chief Medical Director, Ibom Specialist Hospital (ISH), Akwa Ibom, deadline 26th March 2021. Apply Medical Director / CEO, the Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kudu, Jigawa, deadline 26th April 2021. Apply Public Health Specialist, Surveillance – All Interested Candidates (Team Lead, Epidemiology & Surveillance), US Embassy, Abuja, deadline 22nd March 2021. Apply State Program Director, Idmibok […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 18th March 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Investments in health systems prevent damage and boost economies – WHO DG
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Cupping the Flow: Reusable Cups Putting an End to Period Poverty in Nigeria
In total, a woman menstruates for an estimated seven years during her lifetime. During this time, in addition to grappling with mood swings due to hormonal changes and stomach discomfort, she must maintain her personal hygiene. One of the measures is using menstrual hygiene products to collect and hold blood during the monthly menstrual cycle. […] The post Cupping the Flow: Reusable Cups Putting an End to Period Poverty in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Access to kidney care critical for Nigeria to “live well” with kidney disease: World Kidney Day 2021
By Gabriel Oke and Hadiza Mohammed (Lead Writers) World Kidney Day is celebrated every year to create awareness about kidney diseases and advocate for care towards people who are living with any stage of kidney disease. The day serves as a day to drive conversations and communicate the benefits of healthy living. Over 2 million […] The post Access to kidney care critical for Nigeria to “live well” with kidney disease: World Kidney Day 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th March 2021
Too early to determine decline in coronavirus infection – NCDC. FG allays fears over AstraZeneca vaccines as Austria, others suspend rollout. Healthcare may become fastest growing sector in Nigerian economy – Osinbajo. 12 million women deprived of contraception during COVID-19 pandemic –UNFPA. Even NOI?! #ChooseToChallenge: Gender inequality as a global health issue. Nigeria can achieve […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th March 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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We must bridge the funding gap for family planning in Nigeria’s 2021 budget
By Aloysius Ugwu and Gabriel Oke (Lead Writers) Jack Lew, former United States Secretary of the Treasury described a budget as ‘’not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations’’. Unfortunately, Nigeria’s health budget has poorly reflected the values and aspirations of its citizens. Healthcare financing in Nigeria has so far […] The post We must bridge the funding gap for family planning in Nigeria’s 2021 budget appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 11th March 2021
Chief Medical Officer, Bauchi State Government, Bauchi, deadline 5th April 2021. Apply Malaria Diagnosis External Quality Assurance (EQA) Consultant, Management Sciences For Health – MSH, Abuja. Apply Consultant Radiologist, Alpha Mead Facilities & Management Services (AMFacilities), Nigeria, deadline 31st March 2021. Apply Head, Policies, Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN), Lagos, deadline 19th March […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 11th March 2021 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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OMOMi is leveraging digital technology to provide women with easy access to quality maternal health care
When asked whether gender issues contribute to Nigeria’s poor maternal mortality indices, Onyedikachi Nwizu, Program Officer for the OMOMi app, paused. As a single pregnant woman, she chose her words carefully, to reflect her personal experience. “Many times when I went for antenatal clinic, I had to deal with a number of ‘Assistant Jesuses’ passing […] The post OMOMi is leveraging digital technology to provide women with easy access to quality maternal health care appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Press Statement by the Coalition Of Women in the PACFaH@SCALE Project as they Commemorate the 2021 International Women’s Day in Abuja
International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on the 8th of March to celebrate the achievements of women in the social, economic, cultural and political areas of society. In addition to celebrating the achievements of women, International Women’s Day is also an important day for making calls to action to address the challenges and concerns […] The post Press Statement by the Coalition Of Women in the PACFaH@SCALE Project as they Commemorate the 2021 International Women’s Day in Abuja appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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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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