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Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th August 2022
Why Africa’s healthy life expectancy rose in two decades, by WHO. Nigeria number one in global malaria deaths – WHO report. Breastfeeding key to ensuring optimal health, food security. HIV: Nonchalance, Ignorance, TBAs, others threaten Nigeria’s efforts to end mother-to-child transmission. UK licenses 266 Nigerian doctors in two months. Hepatitis Day: Nasarawa Targets 124,000 Persons […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 5th August 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Jigawa Health Post: Accessing Healthcare with Dignity
Jigawa, a rural community in the Warawa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State has a health post that provides healthcare services to residents. Health posts are designed to bring quality healthcare closer to rural community members. However, the health post in this community is not operating as it should as residents must sit on […] The post Jigawa Health Post: Accessing Healthcare with Dignity appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 4th August 2022
Technical Officer, Laboratory, World Health Organization (WHO), Abuja, deadline 16th August 2022. Apply Consultant Psychologist / Psychiatrist, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Lagos, deadline 8th August 2022. Apply Senior Agribusiness Specialist, USAID Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Midterm Performance Evaluation, Social Impact, Abuja, deadline 12th August 2022. Apply Project Manager-ECHO COVAX, INTERSOSO, Maiduguri, 18th August 2022. Apply […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 4th August 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Healthcare Services Should be Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities – Here is How
By Selben Penzin Editor’s Note: We must pay attention to the needs of persons with disabilities to ensure that they have an equal opportunity to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires. In this piece, Dr Selben Penzin, ophthalmologist, public health researcher and senior programme manager at Sightsavers, […] The post Healthcare Services Should be Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities – Here is How appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Girl Child Concerns Academy: Unleashing the Potential of Girls in Borno State
By Ibukun Oguntola and Hadiza Mohammed (Lead Writers) The boko haram insurgency has negatively impacted girl child education which is vital to any country’s growth. An organisation increasing access to education for the girl child in Borno State is plugging some of the gaps in the state’s education sector, ensuring that girls can exercise their […] The post Girl Child Concerns Academy: Unleashing the Potential of Girls in Borno State appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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What’s Next for Global Health Security? Key Takeaways from the Global Health Security Conference on Building Back Better
A team from Nigeria Health Watch attended the Global Health Security Conference 2022 in Singapore. This article highlights key takeaways from the conference on what the world needs to do to prepare for the next pandemic, as well as lessons for Nigeria to #BuildBackBetter post COVID-19. As the world moves towards recovery from the COVID-19 […] The post What’s Next for Global Health Security? Key Takeaways from the Global Health Security Conference on Building Back Better appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Tungan Gari Clinic: When it Rains, it Pours
The Tungan Gari clinic in Tungan Gari, a rural community in Kontagora Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State, was built 30 years ago. According to Bashar Mohammed, the officer in charge of the facility, it is in a deplorable state, with so many challenges that it is no longer able to provide quality healthcare […] The post Tungan Gari Clinic: When it Rains, it Pours appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th July 2022
WHO declares monkeypox public health emergency after 16,000 cases. 91m Africans infected with deadliest strains of Hepatitis, says WHO. NCDC Probes Mystery Illness In Delta. AIDS pandemic took a life every minute in 2021 –UNAIDS. We Need To Regulate Fertility — FG. ANALYSIS: Citizens groan amid underfunding of Nigeria’s health sector. Babies conceived through IVF […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th July 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 28th July 2022
Stabilization Centre (SC) Nurse, Save The Children, Borno, deadline 7th August 2022. Apply Digital Health Technical Advisor, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Abuja. Apply Health Informatics Associate, West, Central & East Africa, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Abuja. Apply Senior Child Health, Nutrition & Malaria Clinical Advisor – Nigeria IHP, Palladium Group, Abuja. Apply Data […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 28th July 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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#PreventEpidemicsNaija: Advocating for Domestic Resource Mobilisation to Strengthen Nigeria’s Health Security
When the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Campaign was launched in 2018, it was likened to the story of the boy who cried wolf. Why should the country dedicate resources to prepare for an epidemic that might never happen? Today, the project has helped increase awareness and funding — among policymakers and the public — for epidemic preparedness at national and sub-national levels. […] The post #PreventEpidemicsNaija: Advocating for Domestic Resource Mobilisation to Strengthen Nigeria’s Health Security appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Zimbabwe’s Integrated Approach to Tackling Malnutrition
By Farai Shawn Matiashe (Lead Writer) Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has exacerbated malnutrition among children in the country. In Harare and Bulawayo provinces, GOAL Zimbabwe, in partnership with the two City Councils and the Health Ministry, is helping to improve child nutrition by training nurses and mothers to identify malnutrition early and providing cash transfers to […] The post Zimbabwe’s Integrated Approach to Tackling Malnutrition appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd July 2022
Marburg Virus: NCDC issues guidelines. Nigeria govt set to develop Lassa Fever vaccine. FG  Urged to Strengthen Health Security with Universal Coverage. Lagos shuts 19 drug stores over poor standard. Making Health A Political Agenda, Human Resources Central To National Health Security — Stakeholders. FG begins implementation of five-year NSOANP in National Hospital, others. FG […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 22nd July 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Elizabeth Shaba Clinic: Lacking a Critical Amenity
Elizabeth Shaba Maternal and Child Health Clinic is in Nykangbe community, Chanchaga Local Government Area (LGA), of Niger State. The clinic is primarily focused on providing maternal and child health services among other promotive, preventive, and curative health services. Besides being well structured, the clinic has an adequate workforce which enables it to provide 24-hour […] The post Elizabeth Shaba Clinic: Lacking a Critical Amenity appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 21st July 2022
RMNCAEH+N Strategy Review Consultant, Jhpiego – John Hopkins University, Abuja. Apply Nutrition Officer, Save The Children, Oyo, deadline 3rd August 2022. Apply Health Informatics Team Lead, Palladium Group, Lagos. Apply Consultancy to Support the Development of Bayelsa State Centre for Disease Control Bill towards Health Security, World Health Organization (WHO), Rivers, deadline 22nd July 2022. […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 21st July 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Health Report: 18 Nigerian States Rank Poorly on Health Systems Indicators, Unable to Provide Adequate Primary Healthcare Services
FCT, Enugu, Anambra are the top performing states in Primary healthcare service delivery Zamfara is the worst performing state in PHC delivery . A new report released today by The ONE Campaign, in partnership with National Advocates for Health, Nigeria Health Watch, Public & Private Development Centre (PPDC), and other partners, reveals that health systems […] The post Health Report: 18 Nigerian States Rank Poorly on Health Systems Indicators, Unable to Provide Adequate Primary Healthcare Services appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Decentralising Health Security: Lessons From COVID-19
By Chibuike Alagboso and Beti Baiye (Lead Writers) On Monday, 18 July 2022, Ghana declared the first-ever outbreak of the highly infectious Marburg virus in its southern Ashanti region. Efforts are currently underway to investigate and trace contacts as well as to respond to and prevent further spread. Following so closely on the heels of […] The post Decentralising Health Security: Lessons From COVID-19 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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She Writes Woman: Giving Mental Health a Voice in Nigeria
Female Genital Mutilation is a harmful cultural practice that violates the rights of girls and women. Although Nigeria’s Violence Against People Prohibition Act criminalises it, FGM is still common across the country. The Center for Social Value and Early Childhood Development (CESVED), a non-profit run by Gift and Augustine Abu is one of the several […] The post She Writes Woman: Giving Mental Health a Voice in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Senegal’s Institut Pasteur confirms Ghana’s suspected Marburg disease outbreak
The Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre laboratory, has confirmed Ghana’s first outbreak of Marburg virus disease. The Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal received samples from each of the two patients from the southern Ashanti region of Ghana – both deceased and unrelated – who showed symptoms including diarrhoea, […] The post Senegal’s Institut Pasteur confirms Ghana’s suspected Marburg disease outbreak appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Strengthening Health Security Cannot Be Achieved Without Universal Health Coverage and Effective Primary Health Care – Medical Experts Advocates
…Multiple Stakeholders gathered to discuss Nigeria’s health security To strengthen health security and a decentralized health system in Nigeria with regards to epidemic preparedness, the Federal Government of Nigeria has been encouraged to not only pay keen attention to strengthening human resources for health security but also set data and accountability structure at the national […] The post Strengthening Health Security Cannot Be Achieved Without Universal Health Coverage and Effective Primary Health Care – Medical Experts Advocates appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th July 2022
Post COVID-19 Assessment: Stakeholders brainstorm on ways to decentralise health security in Nigeria. Nigeria loses over $2bn annually to medical tourism —Association. CSOs set to launch report on PHC service delivery in Nigeria. World population to reach 8 billion by November – UN. Report: 121m unintended pregnancies occur globally each year. FG under moral burden […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th July 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigeria must improve health services for mothers and babies: here’s what can change
By Jamilu Tukur, Bayero University, Kano Nigeria is one of the largest contributors to maternal and newborn (neonatal) deaths in the world. It’s estimated that in 2017 the country accounted for more than 20% of the global deaths of women due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. In 2018, the maternal death rate was 512 […] The post Nigeria must improve health services for mothers and babies: here’s what can change appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Ghana prepares for Marburg disease outbreak
The government of West African state of Ghana has announced it is swiftly setting up preparations for a possible outbreak response for Marburg virus disease following the announcement of the country’s first-ever reported suspected cases. Ghana has announced the preliminary finding of two cases of Marburg virus disease and if confirmed these would the first such […] The post Ghana prepares for Marburg disease outbreak appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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She Writes Woman: Giving Mental Health a Voice in Nigeria
In Nigeria, the road to a mental illness diagnosis is often fraught with shame, stigma and secrecy. People living with mental health conditions need to know that they are not alone and can get professional help. For a significant part of her life, Hauwa Ojeifo had struggled with extreme mood and energy swings, which, coupled […] The post She Writes Woman: Giving Mental Health a Voice in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Kawo Clinic: A Ward is Not a Labour Room
If Primary Health Centres (PHC) operate at optimal capacity, they can cater to more than 80% of an individual’s healthcare needs. Sadly, Nigeria’s PHC system is riddled with so many challenges that this is hardly the case. Kawo is a rural community in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State. The community has a health […] The post Kawo Clinic: A Ward is Not a Labour Room appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th July 2022
Nigeria’s health sector loses steam in first half. COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Amidst Increasing Case Numbers. Preparing for next pandemic. ‘Open drug markets threat to public health’. Katsina Shuts Over 60 Clinics As Bandits Take Control Of Some. Nigerian university hospital imposes N1,000 daily electricity bill on admitted patients. FMC Umuahia worries over cost of […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th July 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Amidst Increasing Case Numbers
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) issues this public health advisory given the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria and globally. This is based on the prevailing risk from the virus and the need for religious organisations, community leaders, and Nigerians, in general, to take necessary precautions ahead of the upcoming […] The post COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Amidst Increasing Case Numbers appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 7th July 2022
Nutrition and Health Programme Manager, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Borno, deadline 8th July 2022. Apply Health Specialist (Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery), UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 22nd July 2022. Apply Nutrition and Health Officer, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Borno, deadline 8th July 2022. Apply TA Health Specialist, UNICEF, Sokoto. Apply Clinical Officer, CARE International, Yobe, deadline […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 7th July 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Two Sides of the Same Coin: Improving Primary Health Care in Kano State through Sustained Financing and a Strengthened Health Workforce
A shortage of well trained, and motivated Human Resources for Health (HRH) and inadequate funding are some of the challenges confronting Nigeria’s Primary Health Care (PHC) system. Against this backdrop, in June 2022, Nigeria Health Watch organised a policy dialogue on the theme “Strengthening Human Resources for Health and Achieving Sustainable Financing for Primary Health […] The post Two Sides of the Same Coin: Improving Primary Health Care in Kano State through Sustained Financing and a Strengthened Health Workforce appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control: Strengthening Nigeria’s Local Capacity to Lead the Lassa Fever Response
By Beti Baiye and Ibukun Oguntola The driveway in the grounds of the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) is large and welcoming and as you enter the hospital premises, the hospital’s motto: ‘Patient is Supreme’ catches the eye. The hospital was founded in 1993 to manage viral haemorrhagic fever including Lassa fever and over the […] The post Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control: Strengthening Nigeria’s Local Capacity to Lead the Lassa Fever Response appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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DR Congo’s 14th Ebola outbreak is over
The Democratic Republic of the Congo today declared the end of the Ebola outbreak that erupted less than three months ago in Mbandaka, the capital of Equateur Province in the northwest. It was the third outbreak in the province since 2018 and the country’s 14th overall. With greater experience in Ebola control, national emergency teams, […] The post DR Congo’s 14th Ebola outbreak is over appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Restrictive abortion laws put Nigerian women in danger
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Over $4bn committed to end malaria and neglected tropical diseases by 2030
Global leaders led by African Heads of State have today announced the first in a series of pledges to accelerate progress against malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) at the historic Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDs. Hosted by His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, the Kigali Summit featured commitments totalling more […] The post Over $4bn committed to end malaria and neglected tropical diseases by 2030 appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Transitioning Nigeria’s National Population Policy: From Policy to Implementation
By Folakemi Ajala (Lead Writer) The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) is the top think tank in the federation, responsible for conducting cutting edge research on national issues. Every year, the Nigerian President assigns a theme to members of the Senior Executive Course, the flagship program of the Institute, to conduct research […] The post Transitioning Nigeria’s National Population Policy: From Policy to Implementation appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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The Women in Unguwar Duniya Deserve Access to Quality Maternal Care
Pregnant women in some rural communities in Nigeria continue to suffer from the lack of adequate and quality maternal care due to lack of access to a healthcare facility or, where there is a healthcare facility, it often lacks the basic amenities to enable it function effectively. Pregnant women in Unguwar Duniya community, in Dawaki […] The post The Women in Unguwar Duniya Deserve Access to Quality Maternal Care appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st July 2022
AfDB to cut $14bn annual import of medicine into Africa. Health workers’ shortage in Nigeria, others to hit 6.1m by 2030 – WHO study. No drug user has excuse not to get treatment now, says Marwa. COVID-19: Nigeria misses WHO vaccination target, experts task NPHCDA. Blood transfusion errors spark patient safety concerns. How To Ensure […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 1st July 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 30th June 2022
Nutrition and Health Officer, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Yobe, deadline 5th July 2022. Apply Quality Improvement Advisor, Jhpiego – John Hopkins University, Abuja. Apply Senior Technical Officer – Pathogen Genomics, African Union (AU), Abuja, deadline 15th July 2022. Apply Nutrition and Health Officer, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Borno, deadline 1st July 2022. Apply […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 30th June 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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