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Prioritising Health Security to Make Nigeria ‘Pandemic Proof’
By Sunday Oko and Ibukun Oguntola (Lead Writers) The Federal Government Budget for the Health Sector has more than doubled over the past five years, increasing from N305.1 billion in 2016 to N876.4 billion in 2022. Now, for the first time in the history of health funding in Nigeria, over a trillion Naira has been […] The post Prioritising Health Security to Make Nigeria ‘Pandemic Proof’ appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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New study shows Nigerians are turning elsewhere for diabetes education
New research from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reveals that only 47% of people living with diabetes in Nigeria find their healthcare practitioner to be the most useful source for information to help manage their condition. This means people are turning elsewhere  to receive education, with the figures – released ahead of World Diabetes Day […] The post New study shows Nigerians are turning elsewhere for diabetes education appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Giving Birth in Nigeria: Advocacy and Communications II
Duration: October 2022 – March 2024 The second phase of the advocacy and communications programme of the Giving Birth in Nigeria campaign is aimed at raising awareness of polices and strategies that increase access to quality maternal health care to the Nigerian government and health care stakeholders, through the deployment of innovations and local private […] The post Giving Birth in Nigeria: Advocacy and Communications II appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Haiyuwa Lafiya: Preventing Maternal Mortality in Jigawa State One Trip at a Time
By Elijah Ojonicko Akoji (Lead Writer) Hadiza Haladu’s first pregnancy almost ended in a double tragedy when she went into early labour. The closest health centre was 16 kilometres — about 30 minutes to one hour — away; and with only a traditional birth attendant (TBA) in attendance, Haladu lost her baby. She nearly bled to death from post-partum […] The post Haiyuwa Lafiya: Preventing Maternal Mortality in Jigawa State One Trip at a Time appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Haihuwa Lafiya: Preventing Maternal Mortality in Jigawa State One Trip at a Time
By Elijah Ojonicko Akoji (Lead Writer) Hadiza Haladu’s first pregnancy almost ended in a double tragedy when she went into early labour. The closest health centre was 16 kilometres — about 30 minutes to one hour — away; and with only a traditional birth attendant (TBA) in attendance, Haladu lost her baby. She nearly bled to death from post-partum […] The post Haihuwa Lafiya: Preventing Maternal Mortality in Jigawa State One Trip at a Time appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Less than half of people living with diabetes in Africa know their status
Only 46% of people living with diabetes in the African region know their status, raising the risk of severe illness and death, potentially worsening the situation in the region which already has the world’s highest mortality rates due to the disease, a new analysis by World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Globally, 55% of people with […] The post Less than half of people living with diabetes in Africa know their status appeared first on healthnews.ng.
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Build Sheshimandiko Community a New Health Facility
Sheshimandiko is a rural community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. Although the community has a health centre, it lacks the most basic infrastructure necessary to support its everyday operations and provide quality healthcare to the community members who are predominantly farmers. Gata Ndako, is the only health worker providing care for […] The post Build Sheshimandiko Community a New Health Facility appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Development Partners, CSOs, Media Seek Legislative Intervention For Increased Public Investment in the Health Sector in 2023
Nigeria’s health sector has been fraught with suboptimal public investment to sustain its development and achievement of key development objectives such as Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and other health components of the Sustainable Development Goals. Over the last years, appropriation to the health sector in the national budgets has consistently fallen shot of the Abuja […] The post Development Partners, CSOs, Media Seek Legislative Intervention For Increased Public Investment in the Health Sector in 2023 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th November 2022
FG disburses N101bn from Basic Healthcare Provision Fund – Official. Cancer deaths in Africa could rise over 30% – WHO. Over 14M children in Nigeria to suffer malnutrition without urgent action- UNICEF warns. WHO reports 90% drop in COVID-19 deaths since last winter. ‘Death every day’: Fear and fortitude in Uganda’s Ebola epicentre. Swiss government […] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th November 2022 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 10th November 2022
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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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