Nigeria:DG Who's Visit to NCDC and Its Implication for Nigeria
[This Day] On the 11th April 2018, the Director General, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This was his first visit to Nigeria since assuming the role of DG. It was the first time the NCDC would be hosting such a high-level visitor from the United Nations. This was an extremely significant event for us. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Verve Champions Fight Against Non Communicable Diseases, Holds Fitness Session
[This Day] As part of plans to curb Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDS) and improve fitness level among Nigerians, Pan-African payment card company, Verve International has engaged citizens in one of the largest single fitness session in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Local Herbs for Water Purification Validated
[Guardian] The rains are here again! Farmers and indeed every Nigerian are excited. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Unicef - Water Sanitation, Hygiene Can Address Malnutrition in Nigeria
[This Day] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has stated that access to portal water, improved sanitation and hygiene can prevent children from diarrhea and malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Anarchy of Nigerian Healthcare System
[Daily Trust] Italy -While in many countries around the world, the poorer you are in terms of income the more government intervention on healthcare you receive as a citizen, in Nigeria, the opposite is the case. Here comes a country where the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is most accessible to federal government employees (the formal sector), and indeed even among the government employees the most seniors often enjoy the package more. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Overcoming Infertility Through Multiple IVF Cycles
[This Day] While one in every four Nigerian couples experience delay in achieving conception, experts say with multiple IVF the challenge can be addressed. Martins Ifijeh chronicles the lives of couples who through the assisted reproductive technology are now proud parents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Teka Set to Drive Mental Health Crusade in African Countries
[This Day] As an advocate of African women, Queen Misker Kassahun Teka from Ethiopia has revealed plans of kick-starting campaign on mental issues, educating women across at least five African countries (including Nigeria), on causes and prevention, as her prime project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Huriwa Claims Government's Panic Ban On Codeine Cough Syrup Led to Job Losses
[Guardian] A non-governmental and human rights body, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) says it has found out that the outright ban on the production of codeine cough syrup in Nigeria has not stopped the phenomenal abuses of many other medicines by some unruly young persons around the country just as it has faulted the unwise and harsh decision which must have led to great financial misfortunes for the over 30 legitimate pharmaceutical companies licensed by the National Agency for Food Drug Administ (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:2018 Budget - Cancer, HIV/Aids Treatment Funding Among Those Cut By Senators, Reps
[Premium Times] Funding for cancer treatment and HIV drugs were amongst those either cut or completely removed by the National Assembly in the 2018 budget signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:National Assembly Budget Cuts to Stifle Vaccines, HIV Drugs
[Daily Trust] A total of N7.45 billion has been cut from funds allocated for strategic interventions in health care, after lawmakers adjusted portions of the 2018 Budget signed into law on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:National Hospital Celebrates '13 Years of Uninterrupted in Vitro Fertilisation'
[Premium Times] The National Hospital Abuja, on Wednesday celebrated 13 years of providing uninterrupted In Vitro Fertilisation Services (IVF) to Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Irregular Salaries, Poor Infrastructure, Staffing Mar Primary Healthcare Delivery in Plateau
[Premium Times] Grace Badung was lying on a mat, her baby close to her. The officer-in-charge of Kerke primary healthcare centre in Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State was apparently bored - no other staff was with her on duty and no patient to care for. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Mission to Transform the Health Sector of Lagos - a Breakfast Meeting With Dr Jide Idris
[Nigeria Health Watch] "A key part of Dr. Jide Idris' delivery is his honesty of self-assessment. If you do not know where you are, you cannot plan for where you need to be". ~ Remi Adeseun, Country Manager, IQVIA West Africa/Moderator, Breakfast with Dr. Jide Idris. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:How 72-Hour "Makeovers" Are Transforming Primary Healthcare in Kaduna State
[Nigeria Health Watch] How long does it take to transform a primary health centre, equip it and have it ready for business? The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), a non-governmental organization, has come up with an approach that takes '72 hours'- starting at the close of work on a Friday and completing it by Sunday evening. At the end of a single weekend, the selected facility is completely transformed, so much so that when the facility is commissioned on Monday, it not only meets international best practice (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:A Friendly Football Match, Ebola, and Infodemics
[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: As the Democratic Republic of Congo works to curb an Ebola outbreak, Nigerians expressed strong reactions to the proposal of a friendly match on the 25th of May, 2018 between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Congo-Kinshasa of Democratic Republic of Congo. In this week's Thought Leadership Piece, Dr Ibrahim Mamadu, an Epidemiologist with the World Health Organization reflects on the heated discourse and how communications (or the lack of it) plays an important role in public health events. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Sickle Cell Day - Know the Facts
[Guardian] In Nigeria, over 150,000 children are born annually with symptomatic sickle cell anaemia, 1-in-4 people are healthy carriers of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Sickle Cell - Emir of Gwandu Calls for Test Before Marriage
[Leadership] The emir of Gwandu in Kebbi and chairman Kebbi State council of chiefs, Alhaji Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar has called on couples to go for blood screening in order to know their genotype before marriage . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Outbreak - Niger Govt Confirms 7 Deaths, 74 Cases
[Leadership] Niger state government has confirmed 7 people dead in the outbreak of Cholera in Bida local government area,even as 74 cases have so far been reported in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Sickle Cell Day - Governor Urges Speedy Deployment of Improved Disease Management Options
[This Day] Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called for increased sensitisation on the choices that lead to the increased cases of sickle cell incidence in society, noting that his government would continue to support sufferers of the health condition by creating the right environment for management of the genetic disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NHIs Executive Secretary in Fresh Trouble Over N25 Billion 'Investment'
[Premium Times] Less than four months after his controversial reinstatement, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, is again in trouble over a N25 billion investment scam. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Sickle Cell Day - Why Disease Remains Endemic in Nigeria
[Premium Times] As Nigeria joins the rest of the world today to celebrate World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, thousands of the country's citizens are still under the clutches of the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Facing the sexual demon of colonial power: decolonising sexual violence in South Africa - Coetzee A, du Toit L.
In this article the authors discuss in broad strokes the work of two theorists, namely Nigerian sociologist Oy èrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí and Argentinian philosopher Maria Lugones to argue that a specific logic of sexualisation accompanied, permeated and colou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria:Young Umoru Needs N4 Million to Correct Hole in the Heart
[Guardian] Benin City -The joy in the family of Afekhide Umoru from Ososo in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State when doctors told him that his barely one year old marriage would soon produce an offspring as his wife, Vivian had become pregnant, is almost in ruins. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Female Medical Doctor Dies Over Unpaid Salaries in Kogi
[This Day] Lokoja -It was a sad day for staff of the Kogi State Specialist Hospital in Lokoja as the Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. Chukwudibe Rosemary, suddenly died while another Dr. Idris Nuhu and three nurses slumped due to alleged exhaustion and over work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Obesity Crisis Next Epidemic Nigeria May Face
[Vanguard] As Nigeria is aiming to excel in the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia, the country is already in the race to win the undesirable Obesity World Cup. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Tags Video Game Addiction 'Mental Disorder'
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has, for the first time, tagged compulsive video gaming as a mental health condition in its updated classification manual released on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:15 Die, 65 Others Hospitalised As Cholera Outbreak Hits Bida
[This Day] Minna -An unconfirmed source monday evening stated that 15 people died and 65 others were hospitalised as a result of cholera outbreak in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:100,000 Children Not Immunised Against Polio in North-East, Says Adewole
[This Day] The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has stated that over 100,000 children in the Northeast are yet to be immunised against polio despite considerable progress made by the federal government in addressing the issue in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Attain Polio-Free Status Soon - Govt
[Leadership] The federal government has reiterated its commitment to attaining polio-free status sooner than expected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Will Soon Obtain Polio-Free Status - Minister
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said Nigeria is on course to obtaining a polio-free status, having spent the last 18 months without a reported case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Mother, Baby Stranded in Luth Over N306,200 Bill
[Vanguard] A MOTHER, Mrs. Esther Akinola and her baby are currently stranded at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, over inability to settle a N306,200 bill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 18, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Design for occupational safety and health of workers in construction in developing countries: a study of architects in Nigeria - Manu P, Poghosyan A, Mshelia IM, Iwo ST, Mahamadu AM, Dziekonski K.
This study thus mak... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Seasonality of violent and property crime in Nigeria: some preliminary findings - Badiora AI, Afon AO, Dada OT.
This study examines seasonal patterns of crime in two Nigerian cities with varying weather conditions. Using residents' perception of crime data, break-ins are perceived to occur more frequently in the low quality neighbourhoods in Benin City, whereas in M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

The socio-cultural causes of male victimisation in domestic contexts in Lagos, Nigeria: a qualitative analysis - Ayodele JO.
This paper examines the factors that predispose men to female-perpetrated violence in Lagos, Nigeria. Using snowball sampling, it purposively selected one case study, one key informant and two in-depth interview participants from each of the three Senatori... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Nigeria:UN Agency Sets Up Condom Outlets Around Refugee Settlements in Cross River
[Premium Times] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has set up non traditional condom outlets around refugee settlements in Cross River. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Threats of Ebola, Polio, Other Emerging Infectious Diseases Persist
[Guardian] Despite reports that the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is under control, the World Health Organisation (WHO), health officials and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are cautiously optimistic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Healthcare Experts Canvass Blood Donation to Save Lives
[Guardian] Abuja, Damaturu, Lagos -As Nigeria joins in marking World Blood Donor Day, the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) has implored people to donate voluntarily to save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Psychiatrists Brainstorm On Innovative Treatment Options for Mental Disorders
[Guardian] Worried that clinicians use trial and error of evidenced- based medicines in treatment of mental illness in Nigeria, private individuals are taking the initiative in moving the sector forward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:120 Psychiatric Patients Reintegrate With Families in Akwa Ibom
[Guardian] Uyo -No fewer than 120 psychiatric patients at the Psychiatric Hospital Eket, in Akwa Ibom State, have been treated, discharged and reintegrated with their families, says an official of the health facility. This was confirmed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, who, however, noted that the exercise was not carried out by his ministry but that of Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Old Birth Rites, New Ways
[Bhekisisa] When bringing a new life into the world risks taking another, even old traditions have to adopt new ways. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Blood Donor Day - African Region Not Meeting Blood Need - WHO
[Leadership] As the world celebrate blood donor day today, the World Health Organisation (WHO), has expressed worry that the African region is not meeting its blood needs, as patients requiring transfusion are dying due to blood shortages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Healthy Lifestyle, Eating Healthy Key to Prevention of Hypertension
[Guardian] This year's World Hypertension Day will be marked on May 17. And to prevent the disease, Nigerians have been advised to engage in healthy lifestyle practices, eat less salt, exercise regularly, eat more fruits, quit smoking, have regular blood pressure checks, reduce stress and visit doctors for help when necessary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stop Neglecting African Conflicts
A group of displaced men, women, and children find refuge at a church on the outskirts of Nyunzu village in eastern Congo. Pastor Mbuyu (pictured) looks after them. Credit: NRC/Christian JepsenBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises. “It’s a sad pattern that we are once again seeing that the crises on the African continent seldom make media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Epidemiology of injuries seen in a Nigerian tertiary hospital - C Onyemaechi NO, Nw.wo OE, Ezeadawi RA.
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to describe the pattern of injuries among patients presenting at a tertiary care hospital in Enugu southeast Nigeria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of records of all injured patients seen in our hospital o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria:Army Organizes Medical Outreach for Borno, Yobe Communities
[Daily Trust] Troops of 27 Task Force Brigade Buni Yadi Yobe State yesterday organized a medical outreach for communities in Borno and Yobe States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Aseguahi Needs N8 Million for Kidney Transplant
[Guardian] Life has never been the same for Omonjeva Helen Aseguahi since she was diagnosed with kidney disease. Aseguahi, an officer of the Young Christian Workers Movement (YCW), Isolo Deanery of the Catholic Church, Lagos, has since last year been down but battling to keep hope alive. Her only hope of getting a new lease of life is a kidney transplant, costing over N8 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lagos Fertile Ground for Cholera Outbreak
[Vanguard] The outbreak of cholera in Nigeria in the last one year is currently raising questions about the image of Nigeria at 58. Cholera, a poverty-induced disease, has continued to ravage communities across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:19 New Cholera Cases Reported in Adamawa
[Vanguard] Adamawa Ministry of Health has confirmed 19 new cases of cholera in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Agba, ajobi and ajogbe as Structures of Vigilantism among the Egba People of Nigeria - Ayodele JO.
This article reports on a study that examined the efforts of agba (elder), ajobi (consanguinity) and ajogbe (co-residency) as informal structures of vigilantism to co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Post-partum depression, anxiety and marital satisfaction: a perspective from Southeastern Nigeria - Odinka JI, Nwoke M, Chukwuorji JBC, Egbuagu K, Mefoh P, Odinka PC, Amadi KU, Muomah RC.
BACKGROUND:  Many studies have noted the high prevalence of post-partum depression (PPD) and anxiety associated with poor marital satisfaction, albeit amidst a dearth of literature on comorbid PPD and anxiety among women in Nigeria.OBJECTIVE: The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news