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Can You Get COVID-19 Twice?
We do not know for sure, but it may be possible. More evidence is needed to determine whether or not reinfection can occur. Some COVID-19 patients have tested positive a second time but scientists think that this is most likely residual virus (traces of the virus left in the body) that is being detected by […] The post Can You Get COVID-19 Twice? appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Michael Atima
Social Media Analyst The post Michael Atima appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Patience Adejo
Programme Coordinator The post Patience Adejo appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Samuel Gada
Graphics Designer The post Samuel Gada appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Ibukun Oguntola
Progamme Officer The post Ibukun Oguntola appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Beti Baiye
Programme Manager The post Beti Baiye appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Chibuike Alagboso
Health Journalist The post Chibuike Alagboso appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Adaobi Ezeokoli
Editor-In-Chief The post Adaobi Ezeokoli appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Atinuke Akande-Alegbe
Communications Manager The post Atinuke Akande-Alegbe appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Documenting the Nigerian Government’s Response to COVID-19 Project
Duration: April 2020 – September 2020 Nigeria recorded its first confirmed case of the virus in February 2020, and since then the country has been recording new cases at an exponential rate. This project is designed to provide critical and urgent technical, operational catalytic communications design support to the NCDC Risk Communications team; mine existing […]
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Documenting the Nigerian Government’s Response to COVID-19 Project
Duration: April 2020 – September 2020 Nigeria recorded its first confirmed case of the virus in February 2020, and since then the country has been recording new cases at an exponential rate. This project is designed to provide critical and urgent technical, operational catalytic communications design support to the NCDC Risk Communications team; mine existing […]
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Giving Birth in Nigeria: Advocacy and Communications
Duration: August 2020 – January 2022 The advocacy and communications programme of the Giving Birth in Nigeria campaign is aimed at establishing a platform for key stakeholders and influencers in maternal health to come together to proffer solutions for maternal health service delivery in Nigeria and to advocate for better access to quality maternal health […]
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Giving Birth in Nigeria: Advocacy and Communications
Duration: August 2020 – January 2022 The advocacy and communications programme of the Giving Birth in Nigeria campaign is aimed at establishing a platform for key stakeholders and influencers in maternal health to come together to proffer solutions for maternal health service delivery in Nigeria and to advocate for better access to quality maternal health […]
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Giving Birth in Nigeria Project
Catalyzing accountability for maternal deaths in Nigeria Duration: January 2019 – June 2020 The aim of the catalysing accountability for maternal deaths programme of the Giving Birth in Nigeria campaign was to develop, test and implement novel approaches that incorporated community voice in maternal death reporting and surveillance, with a view toward making all maternal […]
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Giving Birth in Nigeria Project
Catalyzing accountability for maternal deaths in Nigeria Duration: January 2019 – June 2020 The aim of the catalysing accountability for maternal deaths programme of the Giving Birth in Nigeria campaign was to develop, test and implement novel approaches that incorporated community voice in maternal death reporting and surveillance, with a view toward making all maternal […]
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Prevent Epidemics Project
Preventing epidemics through public awareness and advocacy for sustained funding to improve epidemic preparedness in Nigeria  About Prevent Epidemics Project, continues to advocate for financial support for disease surveillance and preparedness. Its objectives to, build and increase public awareness and support for epidemic prevention and understanding and support among policymakers for dedicated epidemic preparedness funding. […]
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Prevent Epidemics Project
Preventing epidemics through public awareness and advocacy for sustained funding to improve epidemic preparedness in Nigeria  About Prevent Epidemics Project, continues to advocate for financial support for disease surveillance and preparedness. Its objectives to, build and increase public awareness and support for epidemic prevention and understanding and support among policymakers for dedicated epidemic preparedness funding. […]
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The CHAIN Project
Closing the Gap to Sustainable Healthcare Access in Nigeria through Health Insurance About The Closing the Gap to Sustainable Health Access in Nigeria (CHAIN) project is funded by Christian Aid UK, Nigeria Office and Implemented by Nigeria Health Watch. The goal of the project is helping Nigeria achieve Universal Health Coverage through sustainable health insurance […]
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The CHAIN Project
Closing the Gap to Sustainable Healthcare Access in Nigeria through Health Insurance About The Closing the Gap to Sustainable Health Access in Nigeria (CHAIN) project is funded by Christian Aid UK, Nigeria Office and Implemented by Nigeria Health Watch. The goal of the project is helping Nigeria achieve Universal Health Coverage through sustainable health insurance […]
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Global Policy Advocacy Project
Increasing Awareness, Knowledge and Engagement among Nigerians on Health Issues About The Global Policy Advocacy project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focuses its advocacy efforts on raising awareness, knowledge, and engagement among Nigerians on health issues in Nigeria with emphasis on primary health care, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), polio, routine […]
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Global Policy Advocacy Project
Increasing Awareness, Knowledge and Engagement among Nigerians on Health Issues About The Global Policy Advocacy project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focuses its advocacy efforts on raising awareness, knowledge, and engagement among Nigerians on health issues in Nigeria with emphasis on primary health care, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), polio, routine […]
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st July 2020
Over 20 million Nigerians infected with hepatitis- Minister. FG Plans $3bn Budget for Immunisation. Giving hope to pregnant COVID-19 patients: LUTH in giant strides. Ensuring access to family planning commodities in rural areas. Malaria deaths could surge due to COVID-19 if not checked – Nigerian govt. Need for Political Will in Disease Preparedness. FG rejects […]
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st July 2020
Over 20 million Nigerians infected with hepatitis- Minister. FG Plans $3bn Budget for Immunisation. Giving hope to pregnant COVID-19 patients: LUTH in giant strides. Ensuring access to family planning commodities in rural areas. Malaria deaths could surge due to COVID-19 if not checked – Nigerian govt. Need for Political Will in Disease Preparedness. FG rejects [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 31st July 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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The COVID-19 Fact Check Project
Countering COVID-19 misinformation and fake news, including around vaccines in Nigeria Duration: June – September 2020 The project is funded by Meedan, a technology not-for-profit that builds software and designs human-powered initiatives for newsrooms, NGOs and academic institutions. The project will fact-check misinformation around COVID-19 and promote public health messages. Nigeria Health Watch will use […] The post The COVID-19 Fact Check Project appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Africa closes in on one million COVID-19 cases
COVID-19 infections in Africa will exceed one million cases in the coming days as the pandemic surges in several hotspot countries. In a little more than three weeks, the number of cases on the continent almost doubled to 889 457, with 18 806 deaths. Overall, the pandemic is accelerating with the number of new cases […] The post Africa closes in on one million COVID-19 cases appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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A tale of two diseases: COVID-19 and Lassa fever in Nigeria
Two hundred and nineteen (219) – That is the number of lives lost to Lassa fever between January and June 2020, according to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Nigeria has been experiencing a yearly outbreak of the viral haemorrhagic fever since it was first identified in Borno state in […]
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A tale of two diseases: COVID-19 and Lassa fever in Nigeria
Two hundred and nineteen (219) – That is the number of lives lost to Lassa fever between January and June 2020, according to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Nigeria has been experiencing a yearly outbreak of the viral haemorrhagic fever since it was first identified in Borno state in [...] The post A tale of two diseases: COVID-19 and Lassa fever in Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 29th July 2020
Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening / Partnerships / Implementation Science and Emergency Response), UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 6th August 2020. Apply Child Protection Specialist, NO3, FT, UNICEF, Kano, deadline 31st July 2020. Apply Consultant – Nephrologist, Garki Hospital, Abuja, deadline 8th August 2020. Apply                                      TA Health Manager (Polio and Vaccine Management), P4, UNICEF Nigeria, deadline 3rd [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 29th July 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 29th July 2020
Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening / Partnerships / Implementation Science and Emergency Response), UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 6th August 2020. Apply Child Protection Specialist, NO3, FT, UNICEF, Kano, deadline 31st July 2020. Apply Consultant – Nephrologist, Garki Hospital, Abuja, deadline 8th August 2020. Apply                                      TA Health Manager (Polio and Vaccine Management), P4, UNICEF Nigeria, deadline 3rd […]
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NOA and MLSCN: Supporting Nigeria’s COVID-19 Response via communication and test kit validation
By Dara Ajala-Damisa & Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writers) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work in Nigeria and the response has required a multi-sectoral approach with all arms of the government keyed into the response. This led to the setting up of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 which brought together the Ministers from [...] The post NOA and MLSCN: Supporting Nigeria’s COVID-19 Response via communication and test kit validation appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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NOA and MLSCN: Supporting Nigeria’s COVID-19 Response via communication and test kit validation
By Dara Ajala-Damisa & Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writers) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work in Nigeria and the response has required a multi-sectoral approach with all arms of the government keyed into the response. This led to the setting up of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 which brought together the Ministers from […]
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th July 2020
COVID-19: Virus presents malaria symptoms but it’s not, NCDC warns. COVID-19: States to receive N100 million each – Buhari govt. Nigeria receives $890m grant from Global Fund to tackle HIV, TB, malaria. Nigeria among 10 countries where over 9.3 million children missed vaccinations in 2019. NAPPSA canvasses strong health infrastructure, donates COVID-19 items to NCDC . [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 24th July 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Psychosocial Support a Priority for COVID-19 Survivors in Nigeria: OpEd
By Dr. Obehioye Aimiosior (Guest Writer) Amaka’s husband died from COVID-19. It was a rainy Tuesday afternoon and she was still dealing with the reality of not being there during his last moments. It was barely five days after his death when she received her COVID-19 result. She was dealing with the overwhelming sadness that [...] The post Psychosocial Support a Priority for COVID-19 Survivors in Nigeria: OpEd appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 23rd July 2020
Assistant Local Government Tuberculosis and Leprosy Supervisor (ASST. LGTBLS), Lagos State Government, Lagos, deadline 31st July 2020. Apply Registrar / Chief Executive Officer, the Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria (CHPRBN), Nigeria, deadline 1st September 2020. Apply TA Health Manager (Polio and Vaccine Management), P4, UNICEF, Abuja, deadline 3rd August 2020. Apply Consultant Paediatric [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 23rd July 2020 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Does wearing gloves protect against or stop the spread of COVID-19?
Does wearing gloves protect against or stop the spread of COVID-19? No. Gloves can only prevent infection if you don’t touch your face with your gloved hands, and only if you take off and dispose of the gloves correctly before washing your hands. You can still transfer the novel coronavirus to your face and other [...] The post Does wearing gloves protect against or stop the spread of COVID-19? appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Rayuwa Da Korona: How two local radio stations are responding to COVID-19 in Kano State
On April 11, 2020, exactly one month after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Kano State confirmed its first positive COVID-19 case. In the same month, the state witnessed what was described as “mysterious” deaths, claiming hundreds of lives including the Emir of Rano and seven professors from Bayero University Kano (BUK). [...] The post Rayuwa Da Korona: How two local radio stations are responding to COVID-19 in Kano State appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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