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Strengthening Local Capacity for Disease Detection, Reporting, and Response
Larry Brilliant, a renowned epidemiologist, once said that “outbreaks are inevitable, but pandemics are optional.” Globally, this inevitability of outbreaks has been even more evident in the last 2 years. In 2022 alone, in addition to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a case of Circulating vaccine-derived polio virus (cVDPV) was detected in the United States in […] The post Strengthening Local Capacity for Disease Detection, Reporting, and Response appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Nigeria Health Watch announces #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2022. Nominations are now open!
7th November, Abuja – Nigeria Health Watch has announced the third edition of the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards ceremony to celebrate evidence-based and accurate reporting of epidemic preparedness in Nigeria is now open. Nominations close on Monday, January 2, 2023, and winners will be announced at an award ceremony on January 27, 2023. The #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism […] The post Nigeria Health Watch announces #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2022. Nominations are now open! appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Oral Health Advocacy Initiative: Tackling Cleft Lip in Rural Communities through Surgery and Advocacy
The joy of welcoming their new-born son was dampened when Delight Sunday’s parents saw that the infant had a large tear on both sides of his mouth. According to Mr Sunday, after visiting numerous medical facilities, unable to afford the cost of treatment, they “decided to accept their fate”. Delight faced a lot of rejection […] The post Oral Health Advocacy Initiative: Tackling Cleft Lip in Rural Communities through Surgery and Advocacy appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Danbare Community Seeks the Opening of a ‘Newly-Built’ PHC
Danbare community has a well-constructed Primary Health Center (PHC) however, community members have not been able to access the facility as it has remained closed since completion, about a year ago. Although Danbare is one of the most populous communities in Kano State’s Kumbotso Local Government Area (LGA), most residents, particularly pregnant women, have nowhere […] The post Danbare Community Seeks the Opening of a ‘Newly-Built’ PHC appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th November 2022
‘2023 proposed national budget for health not sufficient to improve sector’. FG Tightens Measures against Ebola Outbreak. Lassa fever experts gather in Abuja for workshop hosted by CEPI and Nigeria CDC to advance Lassa research. Global Tuberculosis cases increase for first time in 20 years – Report. Health professionals blame increasing ill-health, brain-drain on unconducive […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th November 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 3rd November 2022
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When Floods Threaten Nigeria’s Food Security Everyone Suffers
Media reports have been filled with reports of flooding in several states in Nigeria in the last few months. Thousands of hectares of farmland has been destroyed by floodwater, and the president of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Kabiru Ibrahim has warned that food supplies will be adversely affected, as most farmers were ready […] The post When Floods Threaten Nigeria’s Food Security Everyone Suffers appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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The SASA Initiative: Changing Mindsets About Female Genital Mutilation in Kween District in Uganda
By Namuli Hasifah (Lead Writer) Born and raised in Atari Village, Kaptoyoy sub-county, in the Kween district of eastern Uganda, 23-year-old Mercy Chebet was married off at the tender age of 14 and had her first child at 15. Kween district is one of the regions that still practices female genital mutilation (FGM), despite being […] The post The SASA Initiative: Changing Mindsets About Female Genital Mutilation in Kween District in Uganda appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 28th October 2022
FG praises Jigawa for becoming first open-defecation-free state. Nigerian health workers list conditions to halt brain drain. Challenging candidates on political economy of health. Experts Urge FG To Pass Mental Health Bill Into Law. Polio: Over 250 New Cases of Paralysis Recorded in Africa, Says WHO. Healthcare investment can solve Nigeria’s challenges – Expert. Universal […]
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 27th October 2022
Senior Technical Officer – Prevention, Care & Treatment – Adamawa AHNI, Adamawa. Apply Integrated PHC Advisor – Nigeria IHP Palladium Group, Ebonyi. Apply Midwife (Maternity Cover), Medecins Du Monde, Borno, Deadline October 31, 2022. Apply Senior Technical Officer, Total Quality Leadership and Accountability, fhi 360, Delta, Ekiti, Osun. Apply Senior Technical Officer-Prevention, Care & Treatment […]
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Nigeria’s worrisome emergency response and the need to look beyond infectious diseases
Nigeria has an impressive emergency response for disease outbreaks but victims of road accidents and other emergencies are at the mercy of ‘Good Samaritans’ for a chance at survival. Death tolls continue to rise in Nigeria with more than a hundred deaths reported secondary to multiple emergency-oriented incidents within a month. One of such recent […] The post Nigeria’s worrisome emergency response and the need to look beyond infectious diseases appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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From Curative to Preventive: Tackling the Cardiovascular Disease Burden in Nsukka
By Beti Baiye and Oluwatoyosi Aibinuomo (Lead Writers) Anyone watching 23-year-old Okenyi Collins as he went about his business at the Heart Disease Prevention and Training Centre (HDPTC) Nsukka, might have mistaken him for a caregiver to any of the elderly patients waiting to see the cardiologist. It was therefore interesting when he said he […] The post From Curative to Preventive: Tackling the Cardiovascular Disease Burden in Nsukka appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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‘Building forex reserves key to addressing national debt’
ZIMBABWE should sustain the prevailing foreign exchange stability to strengthen the local dollar to a [...]
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CZI urges structural transformation
THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) has urged private sector players to scale up product [...]
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World Polio Day 2022: Is Polio Becoming a Wicked Problem?
“While polio exists anywhere, it’s a threat everywhere” — Ian Riseley, President, The Rotary Foundation Nigeria was declared wild poliovirus free on the 25th August 2020. The news was met with a lot of celebration. The long-fought battle towards a wild polio free status had been won in Africa. Nigeria was the final country in which this was […] The post World Polio Day 2022: Is Polio Becoming a Wicked Problem? appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Cardi B hits back at Madonna over sexuality claims
Cardi B has hit back at Madonna’s claims about her “S.E.X.” book empowering other female [...]
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Trevor Noah addresses Kanye West beef: ‘I still love him despite the s*** that he talks’
Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, has been taking public jabs at Trevor [...]
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Taylor Swift says new album contains themes of ‘self-hatred’
Taylor Swift says her new album contains themes of “self-hatred”. The 32-year-old – whose tenth [...]
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Drake, 21 Savage announce new album to be released on October 28
Los Angeles – Canadian rapper Drake and his American counterpart 21 Savage have joined forces [...]
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Rishi Sunak to become Britain’s next prime minister
LONDON (AP) — Former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak won the race to be leader of the Conservative [...]
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Mafume laughs off latest govt salary schedule
Harare mayor Jacob Mafume has laughed off the latest government salary schedule, saying that he is [...]
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Zimbabwe govt has no technology instruments to monitor social media: Spokesman
THE government has not put restrictions on what Zimbabweans can post on social media, and [...]
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Nedbank Zimbabwe heads for VFEX
FINANCIAL services outfit, Nedbank Zimbabwe said on Friday it planned to list on the Victoria [...]
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Who Can Address the Healthcare Needs of Emitsuwa Community?
Emitsuwa Basic Health Clinic was built to meet the health needs of the residents of Emitsuwa, a rural community in Gbako Local Government Area of Niger State. However, it has so many challenges, it is no longer functioning optimally. Consequently, the community members cannot access the health services they need when they need them. Yahaya […] The post Who Can Address the Healthcare Needs of Emitsuwa Community? appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 21st October 2022
Over 1.5 Million Nigerian Children At Risk Of Health Crisis, Halt In Education Over Flood – UNICEF. Brain Drain: Nigeria needs 363,000 doctors but has only 24,000. 500m people to develop chronic illness from physical inactivity by 2030 – WHO. WMA to tackle health inequalities in Nigeria, other countries. CURBING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN/CHILDREN. Malnutrition: CSO […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 21st October 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 20th October 2022
Health System Strengthening (HSS) Coordinator – Nigeria IHP Palladium Group, Bauchi. Apply Hygiene Assistant Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Jigawa, October 25, 2022. Apply National Migration Health Physician International Organization for Migration – IOM, Abuja. Apply Technical Officer – Health Systems Strengthening & Capacity Development, AHNI, Adamawa, deadline 21,2022. Apply Chief of Party – Health […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 20th October 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Expanding PHC Funding Frontiers: Key Takeaways From the 2022 PHC Financing Forum
From the ‘Re-imagining Primary Health Care’ summit in April 2022 to the commitment made by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) — in August of the same year to increase funding for primary health care and recently, the Primary Health Care (PHC) Financing Forum in October, Nigeria’s PHC system appears to be receiving a great deal more attention. […] The post Expanding PHC Funding Frontiers: Key Takeaways From the 2022 PHC Financing Forum appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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The Political Economy of Health: Making the Political Choice to Invest in the Future of Nigeria
By Bunmi Oyebanji Obot, Kemisola Agbaoye and Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writers) Nigeria’s political aspirants have officially started their election campaigns for the 2023 Presidential elections. There is no better time than now, during this political transition to remind political leaders that health is as critical to a nation’s development as the economy, infrastructure, security and […] The post The Political Economy of Health: Making the Political Choice to Invest in the Future of Nigeria appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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NiCare and The BHCPF Give Edokota PHC a New Look
After years of wear and tear, the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Edokota, a farming community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State was renovated in 2022 with funds from the Niger State Contributory Health Care Management Agency (NiCare) and the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). Before then, the PHC which provides […] The post NiCare and The BHCPF Give Edokota PHC a New Look appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th October 2022
Diabetes in Nigeria projected to rise to 8m by 2045 – Report. How primary healthcare can check high cost of treatment. NDLEA intercepts 179.102kgs illicit drugs in Ebonyi, warns against abuses. Contaminated cough syrups: We have measures to prevent entry into Nigeria: NAFDAC. Nigerian experts discuss benefits of investing in reproductive health (LIVE UPDATES). STOP […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th October 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Listening and Learning about Reproductive Health through Storytelling with The Indi-Genius Podcast
By Kemisola Agbaoye and Ikemefuna Igwe (Lead Writers) Adolescent Reproductive Health — Fraught with knowledge management gaps As is the case in any other country, adolescents in Nigeria experience different sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges, including, access to quality and age-appropriate reproductive health information. In this age group, knowledge about SRH in areas such as menstruation; […] The post Listening and Learning about Reproductive Health through Storytelling with The Indi-Genius Podcast appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Sommazhiko PHC: Renovated But Still More Work to Do
It is safe to say that Sommazhiko community in Gbako Local Government Area, Niger State, is one fortunate community as the Sommazhiko Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) was recently renovated using funds from the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) and the Niger State Contributory Health Care Agency (NiCARE). However, the facility is still facing challenges. […] The post Sommazhiko PHC: Renovated But Still More Work to Do appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th October 2022
WHO alert over India-made cough syrups after deaths in The Gambia. Proper PHC financing key to poverty eradication. Nigeria at high risk of Ebola virus, NCDC warns. Health: Nigeria needs N1trn annually to cater for vulnerable citizens — FG. Nigeria Commits to Global Goal of Defeating Meningitis by 2030. 34 states failed to meet 15% […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th October 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th October 2022
Surge Ad-Hoc Support-Health Informatics Officer, AHNI, Anambra, Deadline October 14, 2022. Apply Technical Director, Public Financial Management (PFM), DAI, Abuja. Apply Deputy Medical Coordinator, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Abuja, Deadline October 14, 2022. Apply Humanitarian Response Programme Officer (GFFO Project), CBM, Borno, Deadline October 17, 2022. Apply COVAX LGA Supervisor, INTERSOS,Borno, Deadline October 10, 2022. Apply […] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 6th October 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Handle Your Heart with Care: Curbing the Rise of Non-Communicable Diseases in Nigeria.
We got to Zenith Medical & Kidney Centre at 6:50am, and already, the place was beginning to fill up. Thankfully, we were early enough for my father to get connected to a dialysis machine before 7:30am. My mother and I found a parking space in the shade and tried to make ourselves comfortable. It was […] The post Handle Your Heart with Care: Curbing the Rise of Non-Communicable Diseases in Nigeria. appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Assess. Learn. Improve: Enugu State’s Journey to Closing Health Security Gaps
By Chibuike Alagboso and Kenneth Ibe (Lead Writers) The re-emergence of infectious diseases is inevitable, as humans continue to interact with the environment in different ways and live in closer proximity to animals. Given that infectious diseases can often start in communities, the value of building stronger and more resilient health systems capable of quickly […] The post Assess. Learn. Improve: Enugu State’s Journey to Closing Health Security Gaps appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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