Executive Committee Minutes March 9, 2021
Members Present: Hennings, Mack, Sands, Ternullo, Bersh Full attendance record available here Welcome, Goals and Updates                                            Hennings Thoughts on a board member “job description.” Mary reviews document Danny draft. Would like “meaningful financial contribution” is good wording. Joe wonders we should provide member with time commitment and benefits received. Advancing the mission Impact Mary adds we’re not all in a single profession, but there&r...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Eric Bersh Tags: Executive Minutes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yes, Taking Pain Relievers After or Before Receiving the Covid-19 Vaccine Can Be Risky
[Premium Times] The claim that taking painkillers after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is harmful and can lead to death is mostly true. Experts' views and studies show it can be risky, especially when taken without a doctor's prescription. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Syringe Manufacturing Company Bags ISO Certifications
[This Day] The Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing (JSM) Company Limited situated in Akwa Ibom State, has been awarded the internationally recognised ISO certifications for its conformity with industrial quality and management. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Obstetrics violence among parturient women in Kano State, north-west Nigeria - Farouk SL, Amole TG, Kabir M, Abubakar IS, Iliyasu Z.
This study determined the prevalence and predictors of obstetric ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 Vaccine Nationalism, Export Restrictions Threat to Africa - Okonjo-Iweala
[This Day] The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday deplored increasing COVID-19 vaccine nationalism and restrictions placed on exports by producing countries, which she described as a threat to Nigeria and other African countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes
Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) has pioneered the food pyramid, which recommends both nutritious and good food for the planet. In its latest report, it makes recommendations for Africa. Credit: Anaya Katlego / UnsplashBy Ignatius BandaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 2021 (IPS) With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a radical reset for food and nutrition to ensure the long-term sustainability of livelihoods and the environment. According to a new Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) report, 690 million people globally lack sufficie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ignatius Banda Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctors Threaten to Resume Strike If Demands Are Not Met
[This Day] The members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have asked the federal government to honour its agreement with the union. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Death From Pneumonia Is Higher in Poor Households - Official
[Premium Times] Save the Children International Nigeria says lack of oxygen in hospitals is fueling death from pneumonia among poor Nigerians (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Vaccination Low Turnout Hits FCT, Taraba, Abia, Seven Others
[This Day] As the target date given by the federal government for states to end the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination approaches, the turnout for the exercise in many states has remained low, THISDAY's investigation has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno Board Begins Covid-19 Vaccination for Intending Pilgrims
[Leadership] The executive secretary of Borno State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Ali Mallam Bukar, has called on all intending pilgrims for 2021 Hajj in the state to make themselves available for the COVID-19 vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Nigeria - What You Should Know
[Nigeria Health Watch] Sticky post (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors Suspend Strike for Four Weeks
[Premium Times] The doctors commenced an indefinite strike on April 1 after a meeting with a government delegation on March 31 ended in a deadlock. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: FG Offers Doctors New Deal to End Strike
[This Day] Abuja -- Federal government has presented resident doctors with new commitment with a view to getting them to call off their ongoing strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trends and patterns of suicidal behaviour in Nigeria: mixed-methods analysis of media reports from 2016 to 2019 - Olibamoyo O, Ola B, Coker O, Adewuya A, Onabola A.
BACKGROUND: Media coverage of suicides in Nigeria appears to be explicitly descriptive and deviates from the recommended best practice. Despite these shortcomings, verifiable information provided by these media outlets could arguably, at the minimum, mirro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria: Celebrations Galore As First Ever Health Centre Births in Kogi Community
[Vanguard] Itakede -- Ide, a remote community in Mopamuro Local Government Area of Kogi State has many things in abundance except a health facility to deal with its medical challenges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Strike - Govt, Doctors Refuse to Shift Grounds
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, yesterday urged the striking resident doctors to return to work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Senate Wants Resident Doctors to Call Off Strike
[Premium Times] Resident doctors in Nigeria recently embarked on strike on April 1 over non-payment of allowances and lack of facilities at the state-run hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Health Day - Group Demands Equitable Health System for Women, Children
[Nigeria Health Watch] Civil society organizations of the PACFaH@Scale project are demanding for improved equitable health system that will carter for the wellbeing of women and children in Nigeria as key requirement to move the nation out of its current poor health indices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Strike Continues As Resident Doctors Insist Demands Not Met
[Leadership] The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has said that the ongoing strike action by its members will continue as most of their demands were not yet met. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NGO Seeks Proper Nutrition for Nigerian Children
[Vanguard] A Non-Governmental Organisation, Lift Above Poverty Organisation, (LAPO), has called for concerted efforts to ensure proper nutrition for Nigerian children in order to protect their overall well-being. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Gives States Condition to Halt Covid-19 Vaccination
[Premium Times] According to Mr Mamora, the directive became necessary as the country is unsure of when the next batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines will arrive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Helping Youth Agribusiness Keep Pace with Fast Growing Africa
By Nteranya Sanginga, Aline Mugisho and Seyi MakindeIBADAN, Nigeria, Apr 8 2021 (IPS) From small towns to big cities, sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest urban growth rate in the world. The continent’s population is expected to double by 2050 with the youth representing 60% of the overall population. The UN Department of Global Communication, for example, projects that for the next 15 years urban growth is set to double for several African cities: Dar es Salaam will reach over 13 million inhabitants and Kampala will exceed seven million. Nteranya SangingaAlongside this explosion in urban areas, rural population growt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nteranya Sanginga - Aline Mugisho - Seyi Makinde Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Agricultural Research International I Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari Approves Transition of PTF to PSC On Covid-19
[This Day] Abuja -- President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the transition of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 effective from April 1, 2021 with a modified mandate to reflect the non-emergent status of COVID-19 as a potentially long-term pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Existing Vaccines Less Effective Against New Variants - Govt
[Vanguard] As Nigeria vaccinates 964,387 persons; Kogi receives 16,900 doses (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The role of cultural beliefs, norms, and practices in Nigerian women's experiences of sexual abuse and violence - Ajayi CE, Chantler K, Radford L.
This study aims to explore if and how cultural beliefs, norms, and practices might contribute to Nigerian women's experiences of sexual abuse and violence. In-depth narrative interviews were conducted with 12 women of Nigerian origin living in the Northwes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Nigerian Youth Call for Action to Improve Adolescents' Health
Deliberations center on revitalizing healthcare services threatened by COVID- 19 Marking the World Health Day, youth leaders and civil society groups from across Nigeria are urging the government to invest in equity enhancing strategies to restore crumbling services for women, newborns, children and adolescents. (Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health)
Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: adolescent health [subject], adolescent, youth, young people, teen health, teenager, adolescence, adolescents, African Region [region], Nigeria [country], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - Experts Urge Nigeria to Prioritize Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets
[Daily Trust] Experts in malaria intervention have advised the federal government and other stakeholders to prioritize quality long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to eliminate the disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Post-COVID-19 Recovery will not be Possible if Water, Sanitation & Hygiene are not High on the Agenda
Michael, 34, a nurse at Wurm CHPS, Ghana, washes his hands. Every healthcare centre in the world’s poorest countries could have taps and toilets for just half-an-hour’s worth of COVID-19 spending. Credit: WaterAid / Apagnawen AnnankraBy Helen HamiltonLONDON, Apr 7 2021 (IPS) This World Health Day, G20 finance ministers will meet in Rome, Italy, to discuss how they will build back from the pandemic. The global economy is and concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery but also to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind. The World Hea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Helen Hamilton Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Kicks Off
[Africa Renewal] Since the COVID-19 vaccination began in the US in mid-December 2020, Africa had been looking forward to its turn. For Nigeria, that time came on 2nd March 2021 when the first batch of 3.9 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the country from the Serum Institute of India. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Presidential Task Force On Covid-19 Gets New Role
[Premium Times] The PTF on COVID-19 was established by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 9, 2020 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerians Deserve Better Oral Health - Here's What We Must Do to Get It
[Nigeria Health Watch] Sticky post (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Drawing The Line On Malaria
[allAfrica] A recent survey conducted by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and Gallup International shows that African youth are determined to end malaria. Conducted across six countries - Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa - the findings reveal that 9 in 10 youth in Africa believe that we can have an impact against the disease. These statistics come as light at a dark time in the malaria response due to the socioeconomic recession brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has sw (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records Zero Covid-19 Deaths for Fourth Consecutive Day
[Premium Times] Nigeria records zero COVID-19 deaths for fourth consecutive day (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Public Laboratories Redirect Suspected Covid-19 Patients to Fee-Charging Private Labs
[Premium Times] Contrary to the claim of the Lagos state government that residents with coronavirus symptoms can get tested for free at some designated public health facilities, residents who show up for test are being redirected to private, fee-charging laboratories. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Firearm injury among children and adolescents in Nigerian civilian trauma setting: prevalence, pattern, and implications for prevention - Omoke NI, Lasebikan OA.
This study aimed to determine its prevalence and pattern in Nigerian civilian trauma setting... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide ideation and its correlates among university undergraduates in south western Nigeria - Ajibola AO, Agunbiade OM.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among young people aged 15 to 29  years of age. Ideation or suicidal thoughts , which precedes suicide is sometimes normalized and excused thereby missing avertable deaths within a given context. Understanding... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The burden of drug abuse in Nigeria: a scoping review of epidemiological studies and drug laws - Jatau AI, Sha'aban A, Gulma KA, Shitu Z, Khalid GM, Isa A, Wada AS, Mustapha M.
BACKGROUND: The burden of drug abuse is becoming a public health concern in Nigeria. Preventive measures should include identifying the root causes of the burden for targeted intervention. We, therefore, aim to conduct a scoping review of the literature to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctors' Strike, a Shame On Government
[Daily Trust] The strike action embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on April 1, 2021 shows the trust deficit of the Buhari administration. It also points to government's empty promises and hypocrisy, as President Muhammadu Buhari embarked on medical tourism to the United Kingdom for 'medical checkup' while the resident doctors' industrial action was just about to commence. Taking fresh promises by government to address their demands with a pinch of salt, NARD directed its members, put at (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records No New Covid-19 Death for Third Consecutive Day
[Premium Times] With no deaths in the past 72 hours, the fatality toll from COVID-19 in the country remains 2, 058 in total. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Labour Minister's Statement Capable of Bringing Down Health System - NMA
[Vanguard] The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, weekend described as hate speech a statement credited to the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, that in the United States of America and other developed countries, resident doctors pay for their residency training. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: India Donates 100,000 Covishield Vaccines to Nigeria
[Leadership] A consignment of 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines has been donated by the government of India to Nigeria to assist in the efforts to curb the debilitating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Won't Drop Astrazeneca Covid-19 Vaccine - Govt
[This Day] The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), the focal agency responsible for the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccines, has said that the country will not stop the use of Astrazeneca vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Identifying salient beliefs underlying speeding behaviour: an elicitation study of Nigerian drivers - Etika A, Merat N, Carsten O.
Using the Theory of Planned behaviour, as a theoretical framework, the current study sought to identify the salient beliefs underpinning speeding behaviour among commercial drivers in Nigeria. A sample of 13 drivers participated in one of three focus group... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records No New Deaths in Two Days
[Premium Times] The 50 new COVID-19 cases were reported from six states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerians Advised Against Patronizing Quack Optometrists
[Daily Trust] Chairman, Governing Board, Optometrist and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria (ODORBN), Prof. Eleazar Ikonne, has urged Nigerians to desist from patronising quack optometrists in order not to complicate their health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Fcta Vaccinates Journalists
[Daily Trust] The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has begun the vaccination of members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Chapter, aiming to inspire public confidence in the vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 2021 Hajj - Kwara Begins Vaccination of 2,500 Pilgrims Against Covld-19
[Daily Trust] The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare's Board on Friday commenced vaccination for intending pilgrims in the state against COVlD-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: UCH Lost 17 Resident Doctors to Covid-19, Joins Nationwide Strike - President
[Premium Times] The official explained that the families of the deceased doctors were yet to benefit from the Death-in-Service Insurance Scheme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - No New Death As Nigeria Records 66 Infections Friday
[Premium Times] According to the NCDC, a total of 151,835 patients have recovered after treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Three Ways the US Can Promote Equity in Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic Globally
Continued inequity in COVID-19 vaccination means virus mutations occur and newer variants emerge that may be resistant to currently available vaccines. Credit: United Nations.By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) As richer western nations continue hoarding COVID-19 vaccines to the detriment of poorer nations, there is some light on the horizon. On April 15, 2021, the U.S. will join the Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) and co-host the launch of the Investment Opportunity for COVAX Advance Market Commitment. The aim of the event is to raise more funds to ensure at least 1.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are available ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news